Canterbury Tales - Sydney Season Theatre Royal May 1969
Based on the Original Direction of Martin Starkie
Canterbury Tales is a musical originally presented at the Oxford Playhouse in 1964, conceived and directed by Martin Starkie and written by Nevill Coghill and Martin Starkie.
The musical took five tales from the Canterbury Tales and told them with song and humour. These were; The Miller’s Tale; The Nun’s Priest’s Tale; The Steward’s Tale; The Merchant’s Tale; and The Wife of Bath’s Tale. In addition, Chaucer’s Prologue and Epilogue were spoken. The purpose behind these stories was that Harry Bailey, one of the main characters, declares that each pilgrim should tell a tale on the way to Canterbury so that the ride would be more enjoyable.
This Souvenir Program is from the Sydney Australian 1969 Production
Australian Cast- Johnny Lockwood, Evelyn Page, Nick Tate, Rob Inglis, Alwyn Leckie, John Unicomb, Ormonde Douglas, James Davidson, Max Osbiston, Rona McLeod, Alan Tobin, Gaye Anderson, Michael Caton, Reginald Gillam, David Ravenswood, Diana Greentree, Peter Noble
Musical Director - Noel Smith
Designer - Derek Cousins / Costumes - Loudon Sainthill
Souvenir Program Date 1969 Theatre Royal
Size 180 x 240 mm 26 Pages
Condition: Used 8/10
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