Past Folk Play Performances - Gloucestershire

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Gloucestershire, England

Date Group Time Venue Contact
11 Dec 01
Avening School 18:30 Avening
[Procession starts at The Cross and ends with the play at the School, with Tuk band accompaniment]
Steve Rowley
14 Dec 01
Forest of Dean Morris Men 22:00 Longhope, Farmer's Boy Dave Evans
0594 563354
- - 22:30 Blaisdon, Red Hart -
15 Dec 01
Forest of Dean Morris Men 20:00 Joyford, Dog and Muffler
[Newnham-on-Severn Play]
Dave Evans
0594 563354
- - 20:45 Lydbrook, Anchor -
- - 21:15 Lydbrook, Courtfield Arms -
- - 22:30 Ruardean, Malt Shovel -
21 Dec 01
Forest of Dean Morris Men 20:00 Newnham, Victoria Hotel
[Newnham-on-Severn Play]
Dave Evans
0594 563354
- - 20:45 Newnham, The Ship -
- - 21:30 Newnham, Newnham Club -
- - 22:00 Pope's Hill, Greyhound -
- - 22:45 Westbury-on-Severn, Red Lion -
22 Dec 01
Forest of Dean Morris Men 20:00 St. Briavels, George
[Newnham-on-Severn Play]
Dave Evans
0594 563354
- - 20:45 Clearwell, Butchers' Arms -
- - 21:15 Clearwell, Wyndham Arms -
- - 21:45 Newland, Ostrich -
- - 22:30 Bream, Rising Sun -
26 Dec 01
Marshfield Paper Boys - Marshfield -
07 Dec 02
Isca Mummers 22:00 Newland, Ostrich Inn Les Chittleburgh
17 Dec 02
Shakespeare Mummers 20:30 Ebrington, Ebrington Arms
[The play we are performing is the Oliver Morris version (1885) of the Broadway Mummers Play - with forgotten words, loads of ad libs and as much audience participation as possible!]
Alan Whitbread
01789 552810 / 07939 053619
- - 21:30 Blockley, Great Western Taven -
- - 22:15 Broad Campden, Bakers Arms -
18 Dec 02
Lassington Oak Mummers 20:00 Over, Toby Carvery (Dog at Over)
[Lassington Oak Morris perform the Highnam Mummers' play. The play was performed around 1901 and was revived by the side and has been performed annually since 1996.]
Steven Rule
01452 722040
- - 20:45 Gloucester, Black Swan
[Lassington Oak Morris perform the Highnam Mummers' play. The play was performed around 1901 and was revived by the side and has been performed annually since 1996.]
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- - 21:15 Gloucester, The Tailor's House
[Lassington Oak Morris perform the Highnam Mummers' play. The play was performed around 1901 and was revived by the side and has been performed annually since 1996.]
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- - 21:30 Gloucester, Fountain Inn
[Lassington Oak Morris perform the Highnam Mummers' play. The play was performed around 1901 and was revived by the side and has been performed annually since 1996.]
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20 Dec 02
Stroud Mummers 20:00 South Woodchester, The Ram
[This is the last night of our eleventh Christmas performing our version of the Stroud Play]
Ray Wright
- - 20:30 Stroud, Duke of York -
- - 21:00 Selsley, The Bell -
- - 21:30 Frocester, The George -
- - 22:00 Nympsfield, Rose & Crown -
20 Dec 02 Waterley Bottom Mummers 19:30 Dursley, Old Spot
[Dursley Mummers Play. We usually perform on the Friday and Saturday before Christmas]
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- - 20:15 Newport, Stagecoach, A38 -
- - 21:15 Wotton-under-edge, Royal Oak -
- - 22:00 Waterley Bottom, New Inn -
21 Dec 02
Waterley Bottom Mummers 20:15 Kingscote, Hunters Hall
[Dursley Mummers Play. We usually perform on the Friday and Saturday before Christmas]
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- - 22:00 Uley, Dursley, Old Crown -
26 Dec 02
City of Gloucester Mummers 12:00 Gloucester, Gloucester Cathedral
[The City of Gloucester Mummers will be performing the Gloucester Mummers play, also performing will be various local Morris Sides.Then at 1 pm on to The New Inn for further festivities.]
Chris Burge
01453 759921
26 Dec 02 Marshfield Paper Boys - Marshfield -
26 Dec 02 Winterbourn Down Mummers' Play 10:30 Winterbourne Down, Stone Lane
[Christmas Boys mummers play and Winterbourn Down Border morris traditional Boxing Day performances around the North Bristol village of Winterbourne Down.]
Linda Harley
- - 11:00 Winterbourne Down, Post Office -
- - 11:45 Winterbourne Down, Colston Close -
- - 12:15 Winterbourne Down, Cross Hands -
03 Feb 03
Cultural Pathways 18:00 Randwick, Stroud, Vine Tree & School
[Mum & Tuk project with local schools, combines local mummers play and the Tuk (mummers) tradition from Barbados.]
Steve Rowley
01453 763181
04 Feb 03
Cultural Pathways 18:00 Whiteshill, Stroud, Whiteshill School/Woodcutters Arms
[Mum & Tuk project with local schools, combines local mummers play and the Tuk (mummers) tradition from Barbados.]
Steve Rowley
01453 763181
05 Feb 03
Cultural Pathways 18:00 Thrupp, Stroud, Thrupp School
[Mum & Tuk project with local schools, combines local mummers play and the Tuk (mummers) tradition from Barbados.]
Steve Rowley
01453 763181
10 Dec 03
Lassington Oak Mummers 20:15 Dymock, Beauchamp Arms
[Lassington Oak Mummers will be performing their village play from Highnam, Gloucestershire continuing the annual revival of the play since 1995]
Steven Rule
01452 722040
11 Dec 03
Clearwell Mummers 18:00 Clearwell
[Clearwell play is derived from the Yorkley Slade play. It will be performed by the children of Clearwell Primary School as part of the Mum & Tuk project combining Mumming traditions from England and Barbados. For details of Mum & Tuk see www.artension.com]
Steve Rowley
01453 763181
12 Dec 03
Rowanfield Mummers 14:00 Cheltenham, Rowanfield, Alstone Rd
[Performed by children from the Rowanfield Junior School as part of Mum & Tuk, combining mumming traditions from England and Barbados. See www.artension.com for more details of Mum & Tuk]
Steve Rowley
01453 763181
13 Dec 03
Isca Mummers 22:00 Newland, Ostrich Inn Les Chittleburgh
0870 766 1806
15 Dec 03
Ashchurch Mummers 18:00 Ashchurch
[Performed byt he Children of Ashchurch Primary school as part of the 'Mum and Tuk' project, bringing together Mumming traditions from Engalnd and Barbados.]
Steve Rowley
01453 763181
16 Dec 03
Gloucestershire Morris Mummers 20:00 Miserden, Carpenters Arms
[Revival of a Gloucestershire Play, performed by members of Gloucestershire Morris. Also traditional carol singing in the pub.]
Steve Rowley
01453 763181
16 Dec 03 Shakespeare Mummers 20:30 Weston Subedge, Seagrave Arms
[Weston Subedge Mummers Play]
Michael Dunn
01789 268252
- - 21:15 Willersey, New Inn
[Weston Subedge Mummers Play]
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- - 22:15 Broad Campden, Baker's Arms (Folk Club) -
17 Dec 03
Lassington Oak Mummers 20:00 Over, Toby Carvery (Dog at Over)
[Lassington Oak Mummers will be performing their village play from Highnam, Gloucestershire continuing the annual revival of the play since 1995]
Steven Rule
01452 722040
- - 20:30 Gloucester, Black Swan -
- - 21:15 Gloucester, The Union -
- - 21:45 Gloucester, The Fountain -
18 Dec 03
Ragged and Old 21:00 Minchinhampton, Folk club behind The Crown
[Mummers play.]
Richard Kelsall
19 Dec 03
Ragged and Old 20:30 Minchinhampton, The Crown
[Mummers play.]
Richard Kelsall
- - 21:15 Bisley, Bear at Bisley -
19 Dec 03 Waterley Bottom Mummers 19:45 Uley, Old Crown
[Dursley Mummers Play. Our play has all the traditional Mumming play features, but our grotesque Niddy Noddy character is unique, we believe. You can only catch us on the Winter Solstice weekend.]
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- - 20:15 Kingscote, Hunters Hall -
- - 21:15 Westonbirt, Hare & Hounds -
- - 22:00 Leighterton, Royal Oak -
20 Dec 03
Waterley Bottom Mummers 20:00 Newport, A38, The Stagecoach
[Dursley Mummers Play. Our play has all the traditional Mumming play features, but our grotesque Niddy Noddy character is unique, we believe. You can only catch us on the Winter Solstice weekend.]
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- - 21:00 Kingswood, Dinneywicks Inn -
- - 21:30 Wotton-under-Edge, Royal oak -
- - 22:00 Waterley Bottom, North Nibley, New Inn -
20 Dec 03 Winterbourn Down Mummers' Play 21:00 Kendalshire, Goldern Heart
[We collect money for Friends of Frenchay Hospital to provide extra equipment.]
Linda Harley
- - 21:30 Frampton Cotterell, Live and Let Live -
- - 22:00 Winterbourne, Mason's Apron -
- - 22:30 Winterbourne, The Wheatsheaf -
21 Dec 03
Bisley Mummers - Bisley, Stirrup Cup
[This fine example of a progressive traditional folk-play comes each festive season from the Bisley players. This year the Mummers Band, with our new ‘wench’, present: “BISLEY besieged by BATS”. Is it a plague or a pleasure – you decide!]
Colin Hassall
01452 770335
- - - Slad, Stroud, Woolpack Inn -
21 Dec 03 Gloucestershire Morris Mummers 12:00 Pitchcombe, Stroud, Village Hall Steve Rowley
01453 763181
- - 13:00 Rodborough, Stroud, Prince Albert -
26 Dec 03
City of Gloucester Mummers 12:00 Gloucester, Gloucester Cathedral
[Performance of the City of Gloucester Mumming Play along with performances by various Morris Sides.]
Chris Burge
01453 759921
26 Dec 03 Marshfield Paper Boys - Marshfield -
26 Dec 03 Tewkesbury Mummers 12:00 Tewkesbury, Bell Hotel Steve Goodchild
01684 294939
- - 12:30 Tewkesbury, Royal Hop Pole -
- - 13:30 Tewkesbury, Nottingham Arms -
- - 14:00 Tewkesbury, Berkeley Arms -
26 Dec 03 Winterbourn Down Mummers' Play 10:30 Winterbourne Down, Stone Lane
[Boxing Day performances are followed by Morris Dancing in Border Tradition. We collect money for Friends of Frenchay Hospital to provide extra equipment. This happening has been in place since 1968.]
Linda Harley
- - 11:00 Winterbourne Down, Post Office -
- - 11:45 Winterbourne Down, Colston Close -
- - 12:15 Winterbourne Down, Cross Hands -
01 Jan 04
Owlswick Morris 11:30 Stow-on-the-Wold, Edwards Square
[Mummers' play performance]
Mary Walter
01494 481459
- - 13:00 Broadwell, The Fox
[Mummers' play performance]
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10 Jun 04
Shakespeare Mummers 20:50 Stanton, The Mount
[To be confirmed. The Snowshill play in honour of St.Barnabas Day]
Michael Dunn
01789 268252
- - 21:15 Snowshill, Snowshill Arms -
03 Dec 04
Gloucestershire Morris Mummers 19:30 Stroud, The Shambles Stephen Rowley
01453 763181
10 Dec 04
Stroud Mummers 09:00 Painswick, The Falcon Martin Phillips
01453 860133
- - 19:00 Cirencester, Tescos
[Provisional programme]
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14 Dec 04
Winchcombe School Mummers 19:30 Winchcombe, Abbey Terrace
[Based on the Winchcombe Mummers Play, the pupils have developed their own characters and written rhyming sections to be corporated into the original. The result is performed around the town and in school and centres to raise money for the school's chosen charity (This year: Winston's Wish).]
David Jones
01242 602233
15 Dec 04
Forest of Dean Morris Men 20:30 Forest of Dean area, TBC
[Venues to be confirmed. Mummers' Play.]
Tim Humphries
01594 510676
- - 21:15 Forest of Dean area, TBC -
- - 21:45 Forest of Dean area, TBC -
15 Dec 04 Lassington Oak Mummers 21:30 Dymock, Beauchamp Arms Steven Rule
01452 722040
- - 21:30 Dymock, Beauchamp Arms -
16 Dec 04
Winchcombe School Mummers 14:00 Winchcombe, Winchcombe Stock
[Based on the Winchcombe Mummers Play, the pupils have developed their own characters and written rhyming sections to be corporated into the original. The result is performed around the town and in school and centres to raise money for the school's chosen charity (This year: Winston's Wish).]
David Jones
01242 602233
19 Dec 04
Bisley Mummers 12:30 Bisley, Stirrup Cup
[This fine example of a progressive traditional folk-play comes each festive season from the Bisley players. This year the Mummers Band, with our new ‘wench’, present: “BISLEY besieged by BATS”. Is it a plague or a pleasure – you decide!]
Colin Hassall
01452 770335
- - 13:15 Slad, Stroud, Woolpack Inn -
- - 14:30 Bisley, Bear Inn -
19 Dec 04 Gloucestershire Morris Mummers 12:30 Stroud, Pitchcombe Village Hall Stephen Rowley
01453 763181
19 Dec 04 Stroud Mummers 12:15 Whitminster, Whitminster Inn
[Provisional programme]
Martin Phillips
01453 860133
- - 12:45 Saul, Ship Inn -
- - 13:15 Frocester, The George -
- - pm Coaley, Fox & Hounds -
21 Dec 04
Gloucestershire Morris Mummers 20:30 Miserden, Stroud, Carpenters Arms Stephen Rowley
01453 763181
21 Dec 04 Shakespeare Mummers 20:30 Blockley, Great Western
[TBC. Snowshill Mummers Play]
Michael Dunn
01789 268252
- - 22:15 Ebrington, Ebrington Arms
[Or the Black Horse, Shipston, Warwickshire]
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22 Dec 04
Forest of Dean Morris Men 20:00 Forest of Dean area, TBC
[Venues to be confirmed. Mummers' Play.]
Tim Humphries
01594 510676
- - 20:30 Forest of Dean area, TBC -
- - 21:15 Gloucester, The Tailor's House -
- - 21:45 Gloucester, Fountain Inn
[Mummers' Play.]
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22 Dec 04 Lassington Oak Mummers 20:30 Gloucester, Café René Steve Rule
01452 722040
- - 21:00 Gloucester, New Inn -
- - 21:30 Gloucester, Fountain Inn -
23 Dec 04
Weston Mummers 19:30 Upton Cheyney, Upton Inn Idris Roker
01225 315660
- - 20:00 Swineford, The Swan -
26 Dec 04
City of Gloucester Mummers 12:30 Gloucester, Gloucester Cathedral
[Due to the Boxing Day performance falling on a Sunday this year we will start half an hour later than normal to allow clear time after the Sunday Service.]
Chris Burge
01453 759921
26 Dec 04 Forest of Dean Morris Men 11:30 Gloucester, Fountain Inn
[Mummers' Play.]
Tim Humphries
01594 510676
- - 12:00 Gloucester, Gloucester Cathedral -
- - 13:30 Gloucester, Fountain Inn -
26 Dec 04 Tewkesbury Mummers 12:00 Tewkesbury, various pubs Steve Goodchild
01684 294939
27 Dec 04
Marshfield Paper Boys 11:00 Marshfield, Market Square
[For more details call Bernard Fishlock on 01225 891600 or 07889 363540]
Mr D. Bond
01225 891228
23 Apr 05
Tewkesbury Mummers - Tewkesbury, St George's Day celebrations Steve Goodchild
01684 294939
02 Dec 05
Gloucestershire Morris Mummers 18:30 Stroud, Goodwill Evening Stephen Rowley
01453 763181
16 Dec 05
Weston Mummers 20:00 Swineford, The Swan Idris Roker
01225 867031
- - 20:30 Upton Cheyney, Upton Inn -
18 Dec 05
Gloucestershire Morris Mummers 12:00 Pitchcombe, Stroud, Village Hall Stephen Rowley
01453 763181
- - 13:00 Sheepscombe, Stroud, Butchers Arms -
20 Dec 05
Gloucestershire Morris Mummers 20:00 Miserden, Stroud, Carpenters Arms Stephen Rowley
01453 763181
21 Dec 05
Lassington Oak Mummers 20:00 Gloucester, Café René
[Lassington Oak Mummers perform the local play from Highnam, and have continuously performed it annually since its revival in 1995]
Steve Rule
01452 722040
- - 20:30 Gloucester, Old Bell Inn -
- - 21:00 Gloucester, New Inn -
- - 21:30 Gloucester, Fountain Inn -
26 Dec 05
City of Gloucester Mummers 12:00 Gloucester, Gloucester Cathedral
[Performance of the City of Gloucester Mumming Play along with performances by various Morris Sides.]
Chris Burge
01453 759921
26 Dec 05 Marshfield Paper Boys 11:00 Marshfield, Market Square Mr D. Bond
01225 891228
26 Dec 05 Tewkesbury Mummers 12:00 Tewkesbury, various pubs and hotels Steve Goodchild
01684 294939
23 Apr 06
Tewkesbury Mummers - Tewkesbury, Ste George's Day celebrations Steve Goodchild
01684 294939
11 Jun 06
Shakespeare Mummers 20:00 Stanton, Mount Inn
[Sunday 11 June is St Barnabas Day, which is when the Snowshill Mummers used to perform their play in the 1920s (at St Barnabas Church\'s summer fete), so we will be performing the Snowshill Play on that day.]
Alan Whitbread
0793 905 3619
- - 20:45 Snowshill, Snowshill Arms -
01 Dec 06
Shakespeare Mummers 20:30 Blockley, Great Western Alan Whitbread
15 Dec 06
Shakespeare Mummers 20:30 Ebrington, Ebrington Arms Alan Whitbread
17 Dec 06
Gloucestershire Morris Mummers 12:00 Stroud, Pitchcombe Village Hall Steve Rowley
01453 763181
- - 13:15 Sheepscombe, Stroud, Butchers Arms -
19 Dec 06
Gloucestershire Morris Mummers 20:30 Miserden, Stroud, Carpenters Arms Steve Rowley
01453 763181
26 Dec 06
City of Gloucester Mummers 12:00 Gloucester, Gloucester Cathederal
[With Gloucestershire MM, Lassington Oak MM and Englands Glory Ladies Morris]
Chris Burge
01453 759921
26 Dec 06 Tewkesbury Mummers 12:00 Tewkesbury, various pubs and hotels Steve Goodchild
01684 294939
14 Dec 08
Stroud Mummers 12:00 Nympsfield
[Programme not yet confirmed. Call for details]
Mark Rogers
01453 762752
26 Dec 09
Marshfield Paper Boys 11:00 Marshfield, Market Place
[They then process off, led by the town crier with bell to perform.]
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03 Dec 10
Shakespeare Mummers 20:30 Snowshill, Snowshill Arms, WR12 7JU Alan Whitbread
10 Dec 10
Shakespeare Mummers 22:15 Todenham, Farrier's Arms, GL56 9PF
[Performing the Bretforton Mummers Play]
Alan Whitbread
17 Dec 10
Waterley Bottom Mummers 20:10 Kingswood, Dinneywicks, The Chipping, GL12 8RT -
- - 20:40 Wotton-under-Edge, Royal Oak, 3-5 Haw Street, GL12 7AG -
- - 20:55 Wotton-under-Edge, The Swan, 16 Market Street, GL12 7AE -
- - 21:20 North Nibley, Black Horse, 1 Barrs Lane, GL11 6DT -
- - 21:45 North Nibley, New Inn, GL11 6EF -
18 Dec 10
Waterley Bottom Mummers 20:15 Ham, Private Function -
- - 20:45 Dursley, Yew Tree Inn, Woodfield Road, GL11 6HP -
- - 21:15 Uley, The Old Crown, 17 The Green, GL11 5SN -
27 Dec 10
Marshfield Paper Boys 11:00 Marshfield, Market Place
[Then along the main road, finished by 12.00pm.]
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30 Nov 12
Petty Hegler's Mummers 19:30 Painswick, Royal Oak - outside
[Formed in 2011, we perform a traditional Cotswold Mummers' play of our own device using traditional sources.]
Steven Rule
07530 313599
12 Dec 12
Lassington Oak Mummers 20:00 Dymock, Beauchamp Arms Steven Rule
07530 313599
- - 21:00 Ledbury, The Prince of Wales -
- - 22:00 Ledbury, The Talbot -
15 Dec 12
Lassington Oak Mummers 13:30 Gloucester, King's Square Steven Rule
07530 313599
- - 14:00 Gloucester, New Inn -
- - 14:30 Gloucester, The Cross -
- - 15:00 Gloucester, Folk Museum -
17 Dec 12
Petty Hegler's Mummers 19:00 Epney, Anchor Inn
[Formed in 2011, we perform a traditional Cotswold Mummers' play of our own device using traditional sources.]
Steven Rule
07530 313599
- - 20:00 Slimbridge, Tudor Arms -
- - 21:00 Frampton-on-Severn, The Bell -
- - 22:00 Frampton-on-Severn, The Three Horseshoes -
19 Dec 12
Lassington Oak Mummers 20:00 Gloucester, Café René Steven Rule
07530 313599
- - 20:45 Gloucester, New Inn -
- - 21:15 Gloucester, The Dick Whittington -
- - 21:45 Gloucester, The Fountain -
26 Dec 12
Marshfield Paper Boys 11:00 Marshfield, Market Place
[Finished and away by noon.]
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26 Dec 12 Tewkesbury Mummers 12:30 Tewkesbury, Bell Hotel Steve Goodchild
- - 13:00 Tewkesbury, Berkeley Arms -
- - 13:30 Tewkesbury, Roses Theatre -
- - 14:00 Tewkesbury, Tudor Hotel -

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