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Current Season

Dulwich Players Present

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Adapted for the stage by Mike Poulton

Directed by Jan Rae
With original music by Paul Grimwood and Andrew Cunningham
Additional lyrics by Gill Daly

To be performed in the gardens of Bell House, 27 College Road, Dulwich, SE21 7BG

Saturday 9th July at 2pm and 5pm
Sunday 10th July at 2pm and 5pm
Saturday 16th July at 2pm and 5pm
Sunday 17th July at 2pm and 5pm

On an April morning ‘well nine and twenty’ pilgrims gathered at the Tabard Inn to set off to Canterbury. Along the way it is suggested that each Pilgrim tells two tales on the way there and two on the way back. However, in the event the Pilgrims never reach Canterbury and only 23 tales are recorded for posterity – the short time we have permits us to only retell five of these tales from Mike Poulton’s adaptation for the Royal Shakespeare Company, but we hope that our choices - which range from the heroic (The Knight's Tale) to the bawdy (The Miller's Tale) – mirror as best we can the many narrative voices employed by Chaucer.

Recommended age 8+

Tickets : £12 and £8 (18 years and under): available now from


Tickets are also sold on the door, subject to availability.

The Canterbury Tales is an Amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern

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Proposed Future Productions: 

October 2022:

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

To be performed at The Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, London, SE21 7LD