pRESS RELEASES

A Tangere / Unicorn co-production
THE PARDONER’S TALE
Based on The Pardoner’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

Adapted, directed and composed by Lewis Gibson

Designed by Rebecca Hurst with lighting by Ben Pacey

Musicians Hannah Marshall and Christopher Preece

 

Thursday 16 to Friday 31 January 2014

PRESS NIGHT: FRIDAY 17 JANUARY AT 7PM (WESTON)

 

Tangere Arts returns to the Unicorn in a co-production of The Pardoner’s Tale  – a story once told from the heart of Southwark at the Tabard Inn, just a stone’s throw away from the Unicorn.

 

Based on one of Chaucer’s famous Canterbury Tales, The Pardoner’s Tale is the latest adaptation by Tangere Arts and follows last year’s A Thousand Slimy Things. 

Bursting from his stool in the  Tabard Inn, the Pardoner will engage, animate, thrill and , sometimes, disturb , the audience,

 will tell you the tale of three men who set out on a journey to kill Death and get rich quick, a journey that soon turns sour once temptation stands in their path.

 

 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.

 

The theatre will explode with a range of sound, lighting, songs and set pieces, provided by director, Lewis Gibson, designers Rebecca Hurst and Ben Pacey,  that will set your soul onfire!

 

Age guide 7+

 

For press information and reviewing tickets please contact Clióna Roberts on 020 7704 6224 / 07754 756504 or email cliona@crpr.co.uk or Isabel Madgwick on 0207 6450 545 or email isabel.madgwick@unicorntheatre.com

LISTING INFORMATION

Unicorn Theatre

147 Tooley Street

London

SE1 2HZ

www.unicorntheatre.com

Box Office: 020 7645 0560

 

Adults £16

Concessions £13

Under 21s £10

Previews, all tickets £10

 

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