The Pardoner's Tale


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Based on The Pardoner's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

Tangere Arts returns to the Unicorn in a co-production of Chaucer's story which was once told at the Tabard Inn, just a stone's throw from the Unicorn.

The Pardoner wants to tell the tale of three men who once set out on a journey to kill Death and get rich quick. He wants to show you how their quest to revenge the death of a mutual friend turned into a treacherous journey into the dark world of greed, murder and mayhem. He wants you to know that you should always watch your back, because you never know where your enemies may hide.

In this contemporary production, Gary Lagden plays the Pardoner; a quick-witted, silver tongued trickster, part magician, part orator and part salesman. He'll sell you a pardon to get out of your homework, he'll convince you that he has the world at his fingertips, and that you can too, if you name the right price...

Gary will be joined on stage by two musicians, Hannah Marshall and Christopher Preece, who will underscore the story with live music, songs and foley techniques that use everyday objects to create sound effects.

Adapted, directed and composed by Lewis Gibson.

Age guide 7+

  • Times vary
  • £16 (conc £13)


Unicorn Theatre
147 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2HZ
infowhat's on @map

Box office: 020 7645 0560


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