[Oxford University Light Entertainment Society]

The Canterbury Tales (Trinity, 2004)

Poetically Licenced


The Cast
Chaucer-Louise Sherlock (St John's)
"I am NOT a drama Queen."
Shelly / Hen 2-Katherine Oliver
"I wish I could think of another word for slut that started with S."
Vicky / Hen 1 / Absolam-Andrea Watts
"I'm exceptionally talented?"
Squire-Matthew Robinson (Wadham)
"Call the fairy what? What have I done now?"
Knight / Knight / Nicholas-Christopher Nairne
"so persuasive, and quite fit"
Mr Sebastian-Christopher Nairne
"I wouldn't trust this lot to see me across the road."
Nun's Priest / Loathly Lady-Duncan Coutts (Worcester)
"unpleasant, hairy, pustulant, covered in boils, smelling of poo"
Pardonner-Will Reynolds
"I don't want a meaningless shotgun relationship."
Fairy / Random-Ruth Weyman
"..and his buns are tight"
Prioress / Pertelote-Natalie Wells
"No, not French, BELGIAN"
Man of Law / Chanticleer-Elizabeth Baldwin (Balliol)
"One of the most magnificent cocks you'll ever see."
Merchant / Fox / King Arthur-Harry Ullman (Wadham)
"mmmmm, chickens, chickens, i'm going to eat them all up"
Miller / Carpenter-David Hawker
"cluck cluck cluck, oooh don't you ruffle your feathers at me!"
Friar / Sexy Voice-Helen Shield
"I've never much gone in for the penitent sinner routine"
Reeve / Random / Woman-Joanne Williams (Christ Church)
"Just call him Primrose"
Wife of Bath / Alisoun-Dom Mattos (STB)
"there are a lot of things under this elaborate headress that you don't know about!"
Queen / Hen 3-Maddi Leary
"Shut up Arthur"
Playwright / Director-Dom Mattos (STB)
Producer-Ruth Weyman
Harry Ullman (Wadham)

Script and Programme

Flosscars Wins

Best caricature of oneself:Flange for Vicky

Flosscars Nominations

Best hero:Louise Sherlock (St John's) for Chaucer
Best heroine:Dom Mattos (STB) for Wife of Bath/Alisoun
The ooh you lovey award for actually being able to act:Ruth for the Fairy
Best duo/trioFlange and Katherine for Shelly and Vicky (and with Maddi as hens)
Best prop/piece of sceneryThe Leaves to hide behind
Best costume:Kit for Knight, complete with real sword, colander helmet, and tinfoil shield
The Chicken Masks
Best dodgy accent (non French non Tom):Katherine for Essex accent
Duncan Coutts (Worcester) for old woman
Best dodgy French (non Tom) accent:Nat Mills (St Hilda's)
Best fuck up:Pilgrimage song
Flange for forgetting her lines when the pardoner came on in Canterbury tales and refusing to look at the clipboard because she thought it would look like she'd forgotten to learn her lines, when in fact she was meant to be looking at the clipboard...
Best cross-dresser:Duncan Coutts (Worcester) for the withered old woman
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