CANTERBURY TALES

Written by Geoffry Chaucer

Play adapted from the book by  Martin Starkie and Nevill Coghill

Music written by  Richard Hill and John Hawkins

Lyrics written by Nevill Coghill

Directed by David Stock      1976

CAST

* The Pilgrims

Stephen Waterhouse …..... Host                 Bud Abbott …........... Chaucer/Merchant

Stuart Gordon ….................... Knight               Alice DeRoche .....… Prioress

Liela Cooper ........................… Nun                  Mike DeRoche ....…. Cook

Jerry McNeil …........................ Friar                  Ruth Lefeux ….......... Wife of Bath

Phil Foster …........................... Miller                 Jim Cameron .....…... Steward

 Rob Edwards ……..............… Clerk of Oxford     Rhonda Garside ….. Wench #1

Karen WEstergaard …......... Wench #2

*The Miller’s Tale

Rob Edwards ..................……. Nicholas              Karen Westergaard ….. Alison

Jim Cameron …….....................The Carpenter       Jerry McNeil ……............... Absalon

Phil Foster ….......................….. Geruase              Mike DeRoche …...........… Robin

Leila Cooper …........................ Nun                  

Ruth LeFeaux and Ronnie Garside …...................................................................... Two Parishoners

* The Steward’s Tale

Phil Foster …........................... Miller                   Liela Cooper ................… Miller’s Wife         

Karen Westergaard …........ Molly                    Rob Edwards................... Alan

Jerry McNeil ….....................… John                    Stuart Gordon…..........… Old Man

*The Merchant’s Tale

Jim Cameron …...................... January                Stuart Gordon ….......….. Justinus

Stephen Waterhouse …… Placebo                Rhonda Garside……....... May

Jerry McNeil .......................... Damian                 Phil Foster …................... Pluto, King of Hades

Alice DeRoche .................. .. Queen Proserpina    Liela Cooper …........……. Duenna

‘Company’ …........................… Guests

* The Wife of Bath’s Tale

Stuart Gordon ...................… King Arthur            Alice DeRoche …........... Queen Quenevere

Ruth Lefeaux …..................... Old Hag                 Mike DeRoche …........... Young Knight

Rhonda Garside …................ Sweetheart

‘Company’…….......................… Courtiers

PRODUCTION CREW

Karen Sawchuk…................... Assistant to Director    Phil Foster …............................ Producer

Patty Stock ….......................... Musical  Director         Alice DeRoche ….................... Singing Director

Karen Sawchuk …................. Choreography             Yvonne Hawley …................. Costume Design

Maureen Sims …................... Costume Mistress        Miggs Sawchuk …................. Makeup

Elsie Reid & Company …... Assistants                  John Dutton Photography ….. Photographer

David Stock .................…........ Set Design                 Jim Ellingson …....................... Stage Manager

Jim Ellingson, David Stock, Phil Foster …............................................................................... Set Builders

Garry Anderson, David Stock, Karl McKusic, Ken Lavalle, Danny Melody …........ Set Painters

Garry Anderson, Rod Punnett, Ken Lavalle …....................................................................... Lighting

Penny Lewis, Ruth Ellingson ….................................................................................................... Properties  

Mike Benson, Cliff Owen, Karl McKusic, Danny Melody …............................................ Stage Crew

David Stock, Dorothy Rojek …........................................................................................ Program & Advertising

 

THE BAND

Patty Stock ….......................... Piano, organ               Bev Osachoff …....................... Electric Bass

Glen Eidness.........................… Drums                       Doris Merz …............................ Percussion

Bob Kary ….......................................................... Trumpet, percussion

Christy Richards ..........................................… Trumpet, Page Turner

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