Past Folk Play Performances - Somerset

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Somerset, England

Date Group Time Venue Contact
26 Dec 01
Keynsham Christmas Boys 11:30 Keynsham, Town Centre Antony Gay
- - 12:00 Keynsham, New Inn -
26 Dec 01 North Curry Mummers 12:00 Curry Rivel, Village Green Don Church
- - 13:00 North Curry, The Square -
03 Dec 02
The Melstock Band - Taunton, Brewhouse Theatre
[Christmas Tour 2002. A professional stage show of seasonal festivities of the English Countryside, with stories, dances, mummers, wassailers, carol singers, and humstrums, drawing on Thomas Hardy and country poets.]
Dave Townsend
01823 282244
06 Dec 02
The Melstock Band - Bridgwater, Bridgwater Arts Centre
[Christmas Tour 2002. A professional stage show of seasonal festivities of the English Countryside, with stories, dances, mummers, wassailers, carol singers, and humstrums, drawing on Thomas Hardy and country poets.]
Dave Townsend
01278 422700
20 Dec 02
Weston Mummers 18:30 Weston and surrounding villages Idris Roker
01225 315660
- - 19:00 Weston, various pubs
[Please see our website for a full program]
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21 Dec 02
Bishopswood Mummers 20:00 Taunton
[Performances take place in Pubs in the area. Make contact for final locations,]
Roger Conway
01823 270754
22 Dec 02
Bishopswood Mummers 20:00 Taunton
[Performances take place in Pubs in the area. Make contact for final locations,]
Roger Conway
01823 270754
26 Dec 02
Keynsham Christmas Boys 11:30 Keynsham, Town Centre Antony Gay
- - 12:00 Keynsham, New Inn -
26 Dec 02 North Curry Mummers 12:00 Langport, Beercrocombe
[Only two performances a year: 'another village nearby' at 12.00 noon & North Curry at 1pm. Eleventh Year.]
David Lawrence
01823 490007
- - 13:00 Taunton, North Curry -
26 Dec 02 Weston Mummers 12:30 Southstoke, Bath, Packhorse Inn
[Please see our website for a full program]
Idris Roker
01225 315660
- - 12:30 Bath, The Packhorse Inn, Southstoke -
04 Jan 03
Bishopswood Mummers 20:00 Crowcombe, Halsway Manor Roger Conway
01823 270754
19 Dec 03
Weston Mummers 18:30 Weston area Idris Roker
01225 315660
21 Dec 03
Bishopswood Mummers 20:00 Stoke St. Mary, Half Moon Inn Roger Conway
01823 270754
- - 21:00 Taunton, Blackbrook Inn -
- - 22:00 Thurloxton, The Maypole Inn -
22 Dec 03
Bishopswood Mummers 21:00 Burnham-on-Sea, Brean Roger Conway
01823 270754
- - 22:00 Bridgwater, Compass Inn -
26 Dec 03
Keynsham Christmas Boys 11:30 Keynsham, Town Centre Antony Gay
- - 12:00 Keynsham, New Inn -
26 Dec 03 North Curry Mummers 12:00 Middlezoy, The George
[The traditional fight between Summer and Winter in which Summer is reborn by extraordinary means.]
David Lawrence
01823 490007
- - 13:00 North Curry, The Square -
26 Dec 03 Weston Mummers 12:30 South Stoke, The Packhorse Idris Roker
01225 315660
02 Jan 04
North Devon Mummers 21:15 Sandyway, Sportsman's Inn
[This is the 34th season for the North Devon Mummers. Performance of play usually followed by song & music session.]
Barbara & Francis Verdigi
01271 813843
09 Dec 04
Weston Mummers 18:00 Bath, Christmas Market Idris Roker
01225 315660
16 Dec 04
Bathampton Morris Men 19:30 Bradford on Avon, Pub Tour
[We'll be performing our Mumming Play (not dances) in about 10-12 pubs and clubs in the town centre from 19:30 till closing time.]
Idris Roker
01225 315660
22 Dec 04
Bishopswood Mummers 20:15 Bishopswood, Candlelight Inn Roger Conway
01823 270854
- - 21:00 Otterford, Holman Clavel Inn -
- - 21:45 Blagdon Hill, Lamb & Flag Inn -
23 Dec 04
Bishopswood Mummers 20:15 Berrow, Berrow Inn Roger Conway
01823 270854
- - 21:00 Huntspill, Scarlet Pimpernal -
- - 22:00 Adsborough, The Maypole -
23 Dec 04 Weston Mummers 18:30 Weston, Kings Head Idris Roker
01225 315660
- - 19:00 Weston, Crown & Anchor -
- - 20:15 Kelston, The Crown -
- - 21:00 Weston, Lansdown Cricket Club -
- - 21:30 Bath, Royal United Hospital Social Club -
- - 22:00 Weston, Old Crown -
- - 22:30 Weston, Ex-Services Association -
24 Dec 04
Bishopswood Mummers 20:15 Taunton, Blackbrook Inn Roger Conway
01823 270854
- - 21:00 West Monkton, Monkton Inn -
- - 22:00 Taunton, RAFA club -
26 Dec 04
Keynsham Mummers 11:30 Keynsham, Shopping Centre
[Moving to the Lock Keepers from the New Inn (this may or may not be permanent).]
Antony Gay
079 7079 7742
- - 12:00 Keynsham, Lock Keepers -
26 Dec 04 North Curry Mummers 12:00 Langport, Rose & Crown (Eli's), Huish Episcopi David Lawrence
01823 490007
- - 13:00 Taunton, Queen's Square, North Curry -
26 Dec 04 Weston Mummers 12:30 South Stoke, The Packhorse Idris Roker
01225 315660
15 Jan 05
Bishopswood Mummers 18:30 Taunton, Frieze Hill Orchard Roger Conway
01823 270854
16 Dec 05
Weston Mummers 19:00 Weston, Old Crown Idris Roker
01225 867031
- - 19:15 Weston, King's Head -
- - 19:30 Weston, Crown & Anchor -
- - 21:15 Kelston, The Crown -
- - 22:00 Weston, Bowls Club -
- - 22:15 Weston, Lansdown Cricket Club -
- - 22:45 Weston, Ex-Services Association -
26 Dec 05
Keynsham Mummers 11:30 Keynsham, Town Centre
[Cast made up of Bristol Morris Men]
Antony Gay
01454 324247
- - 12:00 Keynsham, New Inn -
26 Dec 05 North Curry Mummers 12:00 Isle Abbotts, Church David Lawrence
01823 490007
- - 13:00 North Curry, The Square -
26 Dec 05 Weston Mummers 12:30 South Stoke, The Packhorse Idris Roker
01225 867031
01 Jan 06
Widcombe (Bath) Mummers 12:00 Widcombe, Bath, Widcombe Manor Ian Gilchrist
01225 334775
- - 12:20 Widcombe, Bath, Prior Park Garden Centre, Prior Park Rd
[If wet weather, at St Matthews Church, Widcombe Hill]
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- - 12:40 Widcombe, Bath, Playpark next to Widcombe Schools, Pulteney Rd
[If wet weather, at St Matthews Church, Widcombe Hill]
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14 Jan 06
Bishopswood Mummers 18:30 Taunton, Frieze Hill Orchard
[Play to be performed as part of the Wassail]
Roger Conway
01823 270854
21 Dec 06
Bishopswood Mummers 20:00 Bradford-on-Tone, White Horse Inn
[Updates will appear on website]
Roger Conway
01823 270754
- - 20:45 Norton Fitzwarren, Cross Keys -
- - 21:39 Hillfarrance, Anchor Inn -
22 Dec 06
Bishopswood Mummers 20:00 North Newton, Harvest Moon
[Updates will appear on website]
Roger Conway
01823 270754
- - 20:45 West Monkton, Monkton Inn -
- - 21:30 Thurloxton, Maypole Inn -
17 Jan 08
Langport Mummers 18:00 Wassail, Barrington Court Kate Lynch
01458 250367
21 Dec 08
Langport Mummers 12:00 Pitney, Halfway House
[Traditional Mumming Play 'Saint George and the Black Knight' performed by troupe of local quasi-actors with script containing the best of the ancient lines and a contemporary slant. The troupe has been going for 6 years.]
Kate Lynch
01458 250367
- - 13:30 Dinnington, Dinnington Docks -
26 Dec 08
Weston Mummers 12:30 South Stoke, The Packhorse Inn
[(Provisional) The performance will be preceded by a selection of carols.]
Idris Roker
01225 867031
20 Dec 09
Langport Mummers 00:00 Pitney, Halfway House
[Westcroft Cider Wassail, Ticket only in advance 01278 760762]
Kate Lynch
01458 250367
- - 14:00 Ham Hill, Stoke sub Hamdon, Prince of Wales
[Westcroft Cider Wassail, Ticket only in advance 01278 760762]
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26 Dec 09
Weston Mummers 12:30 South Stoke, The Packhorse Inn Idris Roker
01225 867031
16 Jan 10
Langport Mummers 19:00 Brent Knoll, Westcroft Cider Wassail
[Westcroft Cider Wassail, Ticket only in advance 01278 760762]
Kate Lynch
01458 250367
17 Jan 10
Langport Mummers 18:38 Barrington, Barrington Court Wassail
[Westcroft Cider Wassail, Ticket only in advance 01278 760762]
Kate Lynch
01458 250367
02 Dec 10
Weston Mummers 18:00 Bath, Green Park Station
[Start at Green Park Station for the opening of the Christmas Market and then proceed to a selection of pubs in the city centre.]
Idris Roker
- - 18:30 Bath, various pubs -
10 Dec 10
Langport Mummers 18:30 Huish Episcopi, Rose & Crown, TA10 9QT Kate Lynch
01458 250367
12 Dec 10
Langport Mummers 12:30 Pitney, Halfway House, Pitney Hill, TA10 9AB Kate Lynch
01458 250367
- - 14:15 Ham Hill, Stoke Sub Hamdon, Prince of Wales, TA14 6RW -
26 Dec 10
Weston Mummers 12:30 South Stoke, The Packhorse Inn Idris Roker
15 Jan 11
Langport Mummers 18:00 Brent Knoll, West Croft Farm, TA9 4BE
[Wassail. West Croft Cider is ticket only, 01278 760762.]
Kate Lynch
01458 250367
17 Jan 11
Langport Mummers 18:00 Barrington, Barrington Court, TA19 0NQ
[Wassail. National Trust enquiries, 01460 243124.]
Kate Lynch
01458 250367
22 Jan 11
Langport Mummers 20:00 Barton St David, Barton Inn, TA11 6BZ
[Wassail]
Kate Lynch
01458 250367
19 Nov 11
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 11:00 Bath, Mummers Unconvention
[Play from Broadwey performed till c.1915. Revived from script in 1978, and performed in costume based on Thomas Hardy supervised production in 1920.]
David Milner
01305 852773
20 Dec 12
Bathampton Morris Men 19:15 Beckington, Foresters Arms Idris Roker
01225 867031
26 Dec 12
North Curry Mummers 12:00 Knapp, Rising Sun
[Celebrating our 20th anniversary in our 21st year! (We miscounted.)]
Don Church
- - 13:00 North Curry, Queen Square -

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