Leading UK poets retell Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
Patience Agbabi’s new poetry collection Telling Tales remixes all the stories of Chaucer’s masterwork and presents an array of 21st-century characters described as 'punks, badasses, broken hearts, beat poets, silver-tongued fixers, town criers, beauties, sinners...' (Jeanette Winterson).
Medieval meets modern in a sizzling staged slam featuring the talents of poets including: Francesca Beard, Steve Tasane, Michael Brome, The Speech Painter, Kyrill Potapov, Shane Solanki, and Pete the Temp – each of whom will breathe life into one of Agbabi’s irreverent pilgrims.
The event is part of the Telling Tales Tour produced by renaissance one. Follow the Pilgrimage via twitter: #funkychaucer
Patience Agbabi’s Telling Tales is published in April 2014 by Canongate
Price £14.99 / ISBN 9781782111559
'The liveliest versions of Chaucer you're likely to read' Simon Armitage
Age Guidance: 16+. Contains adult content.
Latecomers allowed entry up until the interval.
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