The Canterbury Tales is turning 'Terrible' for Halloween - 27-31 October

PUBLISHED: 18:26 19 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:09 20 February 2013

The Canterbury Tales is turning 'Terrible' for Halloween - 27-31 October

The Canterbury Tales is turning 'Terrible' for Halloween - 27-31 October

The Canterbury Tales is turning 'Terrible' - but only from 27 to 31 October, for a one-off series of after dark performances of Chaucer's classic tales, which promise to make audiences both laugh and shriek in pure horror!

BRAND NEW FOR HALLOWEEN 2011 -THE TERRIBLE TALES

The Canterbury Tales is turning Terrible - but only from 27 to 31 October, for a one-off series of after dark performances of Chaucers classic tales, which promise to make audiences both laugh and shriek in pure horror!

In what is a first for The Canterbury Tales, the horribly humorous performances will take place outside in the graveyard of the former church, which is now home to the award winning visitor attraction, offering a very spooky and haunted setting for this new take on Chaucers Tales.

Guests will be treated to a horrifying rendition of Sir Naughty Knights quest to right a wrong, join the three brothers Demetrius, Noctine and Nigel in the Pardoners Tale and be terrified by the Haunting of the Willful Boy.

For a scarily good end to the evening, the audience will be guided through the attractions diseased, derelict and terrible streets of medieval England where horrible surprises await them!

The Terrible Tales has been superbly written by University of Kent drama student Lonnie Storey and will be performed by students of the University of Kent.

The Canterbury Tales general manager, Steve Beer, said:

This is a very exciting time for The Canterbury Tales. Nothing like this has ever been done here before and we are looking forward to turning the Tales into something that will scare its audience in a good way. Lonnie Storey has created a fantastic script that puts a dark, humorous spin on the traditional Chaucer tales, and going forward we would love to make it a permanent fixture here.

"The Terrible Tales" is recommended for persons over 12 years old due to the nature of the script and thescare attraction. After the outside performance,the audience will be guided inside the attraction where Strobe lighting isusedand disabled access is limited. The scare attraction is intended to cause a fright, so guests of a nervous disposition are not encouraged to take part in the scare element.

Please visit www.canterburytales.org.uk or call 01227 454888 for further information.

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