Cast for The Canterbury Tales
Watford Palace Theatre is delighted to reveal the talented company of four versatile actors who will bring Chaucer’s rude & crude characters to life in our new production of The Canterbury Tales, this February.
They will be Pete Ashmore, Arabella Gibbins, George Haynes and Keshini Misha.
Pete Ashmore trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and has extensive theatre credits, including many Shakespearean roles. Pete will play several roles, including the heroic Knight who opens the storytelling competition.
Arabella Gibbins is a recent graduate from The Oxford School of Drama, but has already performed at Soho Theatre. Her numerous roles, which include the Wife of Bath, will make the most of her beautiful singing voice.
George Haynes trained at Drama Studio London. Whilst training he played Vanya in Uncle Vanya and Macbeth in Macbeth. His varied roles include the drunken Miller, the romantic hero Palamon and the old Crone from the Wife of Bath’s Tale.
Keshini Misha trained at Rose Bruford College as an Actor Musician. She has recently played Sita in a tour of Sita’s Story, for Tara Arts, and is currently working on an EP. Her roles will include the moral Monk and the filthily immoral Cook.
This hour-long version of The Canterbury Tales has been adapted by Mike Poulton, and is directed by James Williams, our Resident Director in the Participation team, he has previously directed touring productions of The Trial, The Good Soul of Szechuan and The Tempest. Rebecca Brower is the designer, and the composer and musical director is Christopher Peake.
The Canterbury Tales will tour local schools throughout February before playing three performances at Watford Palace Theatre on 25 & 26 February. Click here to find out more and book tickets.