Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

G.Christian (1951b)

Source:
Garth Christian (Auth.)
It's an old Underwood custom
Nottingham Journal, 24th Dec.1951, No.39284, p.4 d-e

The then current Mummers play performed at Christmas Eve in Underwood, Notts. is described at length, with extracts from a text collected by A.K.Gill. Characters mentioned are; Saint George, Bold Slasher, Father Christmas, Doctor, Beelzebub, and Little Devil Doubt. A revival at Boxgrove, Sussex before the Second World War is also mentioned.

Index Terms:
Locations: Underwood, Notts. (SK4750); Boxgrove, Sussex (SU9007)
Years: Perf. 1951; Rev. before 1940; Publ. 1951
Subjects: Play; Christmas Eve; Mummers; Saint George; Bold Slasher; Father Christmas; Doctor; Beelzebub; Little Devil Doubt
People: Mr. A. K. Gill (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00029

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Nov.1987

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