As the spirit presiding over English poetry for the last six hundred years, Geoffrey Chaucer’s vivid characters and gift for storytelling continue to inspire. Two of our most inventive poets, Patience Agbabi and Lavinia Greenlaw, have written new versions of Chaucer’s best loved poems. Patience Agbabi’s Telling Tales is a re-telling of The Canterbury
Tales for 21st century readers in multicultural Britain – boisterous, funky, foul-mouthed, sublimely lyrical and bursting at the seams, one of Britain’s most significant works of literature is given a thrilling new life. Lavinia Greenlaw’s A
Double Sorrow is a new take on Chaucer’s version of Troilus and Criseyde – itself based on previous versions. The result is a breath-taking and shattering read – contemporary and timeless – that builds into an unforgettable telling of this most heart-breaking of love stories. Join us for an evening of poetry performed with real verve and passion.
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