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Chaucer All Strung Up (The Franklin’s Tale) (Strung Up Theatre Company)

By | Published on Tuesday 6 August 2013

Geoffrey Chaucer’s tale of love and loyalty is swept right into the modern era in this vivid and engaging production from Strung Up Theatre Company. Here the action takes place in a circus, which helps to emphasise the magically mysterious themes found in the original tale. The use of puppets is eccentric yet effective; it provides a medievalism to the production, which appears to be an historic nod to Chaucer. It would be wonderful to see more of the acrobatic moments; nevertheless, those on offer are performed beautifully by a very strong cast. Those familiar with the story will be impressed by this re-imagining, whilst newcomers will discover a colourful and endearing introduction.

C nova, until 26 Aug (not 12), 2.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Mairi McNicol]