The University of Canterbury Drama Society Incorporated

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The Canterbury Tales

  • DW1 - Jack Mann Auditorium 53 Solway Ave Christchurch, Canterbury, 8041 New Zealand (map)

When Geoffrey Chaucer first put pen to paper in 1397, he could never have dreamed that his work would be brought to life in a country he’d never heard of, in the form of a play...

Join us for a pilgrimage where nothing is sacred. From thieving and heavy drink to the death of five husbands, it's safe to say that this eclectic group isn't your run of the mill ‘holier-than-thou’ company.

But first. 
A tavern in Southwark, where a proposition is made: to compete to tell the best story for an elusive prize. 

Who will tell the first tale? 

Adapted by Lindsay Price, and directed by Rheanna Walsh.

What the critics are saying:

Classier date than Maccas
— Tinder user
I would very gladly have spoken better if I had been able.
— Geoffrey Chaucer
Undeniably a play.
— Anonymous

What glowing reviews! You simply can’t make those up.

Adult: $15
Student (ID required): $12
Snacks will be available to purchase from 6:30pm. 
Doors open 7:15pm, and we’ll kick off the adventure at 7:30pm.
For group/school rates (10+) email dramasoc.nz@gmail.com

Earlier Event: February 25
A Day 2 Play
Later Event: July 18
Clubs Day - Winterlude 2017
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