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Telling Tales

Telling Tales


  • DATES & TIMES: Wednesday 21 May, 8pm
  • AGE GROUP: 16+
  • TICKETS: £10
  • PROMOTIONS First 20 tickets: £6; Groups 8+: £8; School Groups 8+: £8 and buy 10 get 11th free
  • Tilt, Apples and Snakes and The Albany present

    Telling Tales

    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 TasaneMichael 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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