The Canterbury Tales – 3rd June 2016

03 June 19:00

Outdoor Theatre
Shaw House

Performance dates; Friday 3rd June / Saturday 4th June 2016
Gates open 6pm, performance 7pm

Acclaimed historical theatre company Blast from the Past present a new version of Geoffrey Chaucer’s timeless classic The Canterbury Tales.

Written in the late 14th century, The Canterbury Tales is the high-water mark of medieval English literature. Based around the concept of a disparate group of pilgrims to the shrine of Thomas à Becket at Canterbury Cathedral who tell each other stories to while away the journey, it paints a rich and vibrant portrait of life in medieval England.

Blast from the Past present six of the best-loved tales, complete with a touring set which has been specially constructed to resemble a medieval travelling theatre. This is definitely not a dry academic take on English literature – the show is fast, furious, occasionally filthy and invariably funny!

Please note – The show is unsuitable for under 12’s (and serious scholars of the Late Middle Ages…)

“Brash, bawdy and brilliant.”
Leicester Mercury


Adults £12 (£10.80 with WBC card), 12 – 16 years £4 (£3.60 with WBC card)
Available from Shaw House 01635 279279 or online using the link below.

Performance approx. 2hr 30mins (inc 30 min interval).
Please bring your own seating/rug, warm clothes and picnic.




The Corn Exchange (Newbury) provide box office services, including online booking, for selected events. Where online booking is available you will be directed to a booking page hosted by The Corn Exchange. Online bookings are subject to a £1 booking fee per ticket. Participatory workshops will be exempt from the booking fee.

The bookings page is universal to the Corn Exchange website, please note that the information regarding wheelchair seats and group discounts do not apply to West Berkshire Heritage event.


Bookings made in person, or by telephone at Shaw House, West Berkshire Museum or the Corn Exchange Box Office will be processed free of charge.


Discount is available on selected events, one discounted ticket per card. Cards available from

Please show your card when booking in person, if booking online you will be asked to show your card on arrival at the event. Thank you.