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It's devil of a lark for Plough Monday! [Play revival at Calverton, Notts.]
Evening Post [Nottingham], *5th Jan.1984, p.6 a-d
Article with on the Calverton, Notts. Plough Monday play revival side, calling themselves the Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society (CRAPPPS). Their play, based on a Blidworth version, featured the characters; Tom Fool, Recruiting Sergeant, Farmer's Man, Lady Bright and Gay, Dame Jane, Doctor, Ribboner, Threshing Blade, Sankey Benny and Beelzebub. Detailed itineraries are given, covering Calverton, Blidworth, Epperstone, Woodborough, Lambley, Lowdham and Oxton. A photo of the 1979 play shows four characters collecting money from the audience. Background information on Plough Monday mentions Plough-Lights and Plough Trailing by Plough Bullocks. There is a quotation from the Gentleman's Magazine for 1672 relating to malicious ploughing.
Locations: Calverton, Notts. (SK6149); Blidworth, Notts. (SK5855); Epperstone, Notts. (SK6548); Woodborough, Notts. (SK6347); Lambley, Notts. (SK6245); Lowdham, Notts. (SK6646); Oxton, Notts. (SK6351) Years: Perf. 1979 to 1984 Subjects: Plough Monday; Plough Bullocks; Play; Tom Fool; Recruiting Sergeant; Farmer's Man; Lady Bright and Gay; Dame Jane; Doctor; Ribboner; Threshing Blade; Sankey Benny; Beelzebub; Play; Calverton Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society; CRAPPPS; Itineraries; Gentleman's Magazine (Dec.1672); Malicious Ploughing; Plough Play People: John Calvert (Perf.); Mike Cuppit (Perf.); Tony Lewis (Perf.); Paul Prior (Perf.) Archives: Ref.: TD00327