Date Posted... Jun 16th 2022

The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer is dead! In a dramatic attempt to bring him back to life, our medieval alchemists (a collection of sloths, thieves, gluttons and drunkards) invited a group of Chaucer’s best-known pilgrims: the Knight, the Wife of Bath, the Pardoner, the Nun’s Priest, and the Miller – to tell their Canterbury Tales.

Rehearsals for this year’s Junior Drama production have been taking place on Wednesday afternoons with pupils leading and directing their performances. Learning to work creatively as a team, developing skills and having fun took centre stage in rehearsing this production and it certainly paid off.

Blessed with beautiful weather, the promenade performance of The Canterbury Tales, by Martin Riley, took place over three nights this week; lively, upbeat and entertaining, the pupil-led performances (along with audience cameos) were simply spectacular.

A huge well done to everyone involved, especially Ms Johanna Egar and Mr Ben Oldfield for their ongoing support of our pupils.