They are aiming to create the informal atmosphere of a medieval tavern with live music and a fresh look at Chaucer's classic and often raunchy stories including The Miller's Tale, The
Wife Of Bath's Tale and The Pardoner's Tale.
Following an acclaimed run at Southwark Playhouse, the Tacit Theatre's staging includes a retelling of The Knight's Tale, The Miller's Tale, The
Friar's Tale and The Summoner's Tale.
The show features some of Chaucer's best-loved stories (including The Miller's Tale, The
Nun's Priest's Tale and The Wife of Bath's Tale), all set to an original score.
In The Miller's Tale, the
first in the new series of Canterbury Tales, his naked bottom is thrust through an open window and branded with a redhot poker.
But after taking a couple of years off on an extended honeymoon,Piper is reinventing herself as an actress, with a part as a karaoke singer in The Miller's Tale, the
first of The Canterbury Tales,on BBC One on Thursday, September 11.