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AAD Summer Productions - 1990 Canterbury Tales


July 1990 - Canterbury Tales by Phil Woods with Michael Bogdanov adapted from the work of Geoffrey Chaucer

Performed in the sunken gardens at Ashton Court, Bristol.


Photographs kindly supplied by Pat Woodward



The cast included...


Bruce Babbage

Aileen Bailey

Peter Bailey

Paul Binding

Don Brown

Carole Bryant

Jean Capstick

Michael J Clark

Jean Dolphin

Adrian Dulston

Kathie Dowson

Peter Garrett

Mark Gregory

Diana Hill

Gordon Jones

Penny Jones

Neville Lewisohn

Jane Levan



Pat Lewisohn

Jenny McDowell

Ann Mettler

Tessa Moses

Ruth Perrett

Pauline Pincott

Jill Rees

J Laurie Robinson

Jackie Ross

Wendy Rowland

Dee Sessions

Arthur Sibley

Tim Smart

Chris Torpy

Tina Voce

Marian Winstone

Aiden Woods

Pat Woodward


Phil Woods has updated the 600 years old Chaucer in order to recreate for modern audience the spectacle, humour and bawdiness of the fourteenth century original.

Chaucer's spirit remains in the work and most certainly he himself would relish the interpretation.


Front of House










Rocks painted by

Production Assistant


Serving wenches

during the interval...


Ann Aplin

Howard Aplin

Tony Robinson

Roy Carr

  James Levan

Emma Levan

Members of the cast,

  The Actonians,

  Apollo Players

  Court Players

J Laurie Robinson

Michael J Clark


Liz Aplin

  Sue Bridgeman

  Helen Briggs

  Mavis Davison

  Emma Levan

  Jill Piper

  Sarah Piper