Southwark Playhouse is putting on a fantastic open air version of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.
The second and third tales are at the third site, Little Dorrit Court, where the play takes full advantage of the modern day play yard with slides, climbing poles, and lots of space. This time we get to hear The Miller's Tale. His is a story about another love pair who cannot legally be together. She happens to be married but they devise a mischievous plan to be together, which turns the tale into a laugh out loud hoot.
Moving on to the fourth location, in the Borough Market, we are told The Pardoner's Tale. This tale is a tale that is as eerie as it's location with an unexpected outcome. Thank goodness it is only a tale.
So there you have it! A journey of fun and entertainment. Instead of listening to the play in Middle English like it was originally written, this open air event has reinvented the story with modern culture references and language. I mean, where would you have two actors hand an audience member a camera to take their picture during the performance. Brilliant fun!
• Until 10 July – See Southwark Playhouse website for details.
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