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Folk Plays - Christmas 2003 - St.Alban's Mummers

Pam Glover


St.Alban's Mummers performing in St.Albans, Hertfordshire, England on the 26th December 2003

St.Alban's Mummers, St.Alban's Mummers pose for the Press at the White Hart Hotel
St.Alban's Mummers pose for the Press at the White Hart Hotel
Left to Right: Giant (John Cox), Father Christmas (Sandy Glover), Lord of Misrule (Trevor Adams), Turkish Knight (David MacNickle), St.George (John Garrick), Doctor (Gordon Myland), King of Egypt (Graham Lyndon-Jones), Dragon (Owen Gates)
St.Alban's Mummers, "This hat it would speak, If it wasn't a bucketů"<br>At the Verulam Arms
At the Verulam Arms: "This hat it would speak, If it wasn't a bucketů"
Left to Right: Giant, Dragon, Father Christmas, Lord of Misrule, Doctor, King of Egypt, Turkish Knight

The bucket appeared one year when we forgot to bring a hat for the collection. Sandy Glover (as Father Christmas) changed the line from "This hat it would speak, If it had but a tongue...", then broke out of the text, telling the audience he couldn't think of a rhyme for "bucket". The audience rapidly got ahead of him... This has become an important bit of business at the end of the play, and they wouldn't get away with bringing back the hat now.


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