Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales: Chaucer Made Modern

Date: Tuesday 4 – Friday 7 July 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Produced by: Rotherham Rep
Time: 7.30pm
Price: Full price £9, Concession £8
Season ticket prices – All 4 plays = £30, 3 plays = £24

By Phil Woods & Michael Bogdanov.

It’s extremely funny and a little bit rude at times but nothing that you can’t bring granny along to see!

All of your favourite tales are included from James Knight’s tale of chivalric honour and courtly love to Will Miller’s comic, bawdy (and potentially banned) story of a deceitful, cheating pair. Phil Woods has updated the 600 years old Chaucer for modern audiences with the spectacle, humour and bawdiness of the fourteenth century original.

These classic tales are all entrants in a tale telling competition where you have the power to decide which tale teller should win the coveted title of ‘Annual Geoffrey Chaucer Canterbury Tale-telling Competition Champion 2017’. Who wins is up to you!


The Red Room

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The Red Room

Date: Wednesday 27 September
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Rumpus Theatre Company
Price: Tickets £14 Concessions £12

Based on the classic ghost story by HG Wells.

Everyone warned against it, but stubbornness is a curious thing … one night, entirely alone in an apparently haunted room. It’s a familiar scenario, but the outcome is totally unexpected … and utterly terrifying!
Last Autumn’s tour of H P Lovecraft’s THE HAUNTING OF EXHAM PRIORY was hugely popular with audiences.

Come and see this mesmerizing new take on H G Wells’ classic ghost story THE RED ROOM to find out …

… and enter the room … if you dare!


Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

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Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

Date: Tuesday 17 October
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Lip Service Touring
Price: Tickets £14.50

Jane Austen is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip-curling handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work. Mr Darcy is left dangling. Left to his own devises he embroiders his own storyline while his creator stitches her quilt.
When she returns she finds Darcy is diving into a lake in a clinging white shirt, dancing the Berzerka (a more extreme version of the Masurka) and wrestling carp.
The set features quilt work specially created by community groups for this production. To get quilting visit www.lipservicetheatre.co.uk


Dirty Dusting

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Dirty Dusting

Date: Wednesday 1 November 2017
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Artistes International Management Ltd
Price: £21

Starring Crissy Rock (Hit TV Series Benidorm and I’m a Celebrity), Leah Bell (Comedienne and actress), Dolores Porretta Brown (Stage and TV actress) and introducing Andrew Green.

Treat yourself to an evening of pure theatrical Viagra!

Three cleaning ladies, (past their sell by date) start up a telephone sex line!!! “The Telephone Belles” – A Dirty Sex Chat Line that really cleans up!

Gladys, Elsie and Olive are about to be “put out to pasture” by their overzealous office manager Dave. Feeling they have little chance of gaining employment elsewhere, the ladies have to boost their falling income!

A chance wrong number requiring A Sex Chat Line rings into the office and gives them a great idea. Their age and appearance won’t matter on the telephone and providing they can keep this a secret from their boss….they could be onto a winner!!

Needless to say……things don’t go entirely according to plan.
“Dirty Dusting Telephone Sex”- A Chat Line that Really Cleans Up