Past Folk Play Performances - Surrey

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Surrey, England

Date Group Time Venue Contact
07 Dec 01
Thames Ditton Mummers - Claygate John Dunn
020 8397 1875
08 Dec 01
Thames Ditton Mummers - Ham John Dunn
020 8397 1875
15 Dec 01
Thames Ditton Mummers - Thames Ditton John Dunn
020 8397 1875
15 Dec 01 World Famous Ashdown Mummers 13:30 Lingfield, The Star Jon Checkley
07050 162 152
- - 15:00 Nutfield, Nutfield History Society -
17 Dec 01
Datchet Border Morris 20:00 Egham, The Beehive John Wagg
01753 715627
21 Dec 01
Greensleeves Morris Men 20:30 Merton, Princess Royal, High Path Alan Jeffries
020 8540 5318
- - 21:30 South Wimbledon, The Sultan, Norman Road, SW19 1BN -
22 Dec 01
Greensleeves Morris Men 19:30 Roehampton, The Angel Alan Jeffries
020 8540 5318
- - 20:30 Putney Heath, Green Man -
26 Dec 01
Buckland Shag Morris Men 13:00 Reigate Heath, Skimmington Castle Bob Keeble
01737 760492
- - 13:00 Reigate Heath, Skimmington Castle -
26 Dec 01 Greensleeves Morris Men 13:15 Wimbledon, Crooked Billet Alan Jeffries
020 8540 5318
30 Nov 02
The Melstock Band - Richmond upon Thames, Ham House
[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
020 8940 1950
06 Dec 02
Thames Ditton Mummers - Claygate
[Let John Dunn know should you like to take part, or just watch.]
John Dunn
020 8397 1875
07 Dec 02
Thames Ditton Mummers - Ham
[Let John Dunn know should you like to take part, or just watch.]
John Dunn
020 8397 1875
07 Dec 02 The Melstock Band - Cranleigh, Cranleigh 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
01483 278001
11 Dec 02
Datchet Border Morris 20:00 Egham, The Beehive, Middle Green John Wagg
0118 960 2656
14 Dec 02
Thames Ditton Mummers - Thames Ditton
[Let John Dunn know should you like to take part, or just watch.]
John Dunn
020 8397 1875
17 Dec 02
Hammersmith Morris Men 19:30 Richmond upon Thames
[19:30 meet for 20:00 start at the White Cross, Water Lane, then the Watermans Arms, Princes Head, Cricketers, Richmond Arms, ending at the Sun?]
Ian Dedic
21 Dec 02
Greensleeves Morris Men 19:00 Roehampton, The Angel
[We will just be performing our Mummer's play, but as it does involve a sword dance, it's quite long.]
Alan Jeffries
01424 465838
- - 20:00 Putney, Green Man
[We will just be performing our Mummer's play, but as it does involve a sword dance, it's quite long.]
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- - 21:00 Wimbledon, The Sultan
[We will just be performing our Mummer's play, but as it does involve a sword dance, it's quite long.]
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21 Dec 02 Haslemere Mummers 12:00 Haslemere, Haslemere Town Hall Tony Kelly
26 Dec 02
Greensleeves Morris Men 12:15 Wimbledon, Rose and Crown
[Mummers play as part of the GMM Boxing Day dancing displays.]
Alan Jeffries
01424 465838
- - 13:15 Wimbledon, Crooked Billet -
26 Dec 02 Haslemere Mummers 12:00 Godalming, The Anchor Tony Kelly
26 Dec 02 Rampant Rooster Morris 12:00 Brockham, Royal Oak John Scholey
01892 521310
01 Jan 03
Rampant Rooster Morris 12:00 Reigate Heath, Skimmington Castle John Scholey
01892 521310
06 Jan 03
Guildford Mummers 19:30 Guildford, The Star, Quarry Street Phillip Bicknell
01483 533622
- - 20:00 Guildford, Kings Head, Quarry Street -
- - 20:45 Guildford, Angel Hotel, High Street -
- - 21:45 Guildford, Three Pigeons, High Street -
- - 22:15 Guildford, Royal Oak, Sydenham Road -
06 Jan 03 Yateley Mummers 21:30 Boundstone, The Sandrock Alan Green
01 May 03
Haslemere Mummers 05:45 Hambledon, On top of Hydon's Ball Tony Kelly
19 Dec 03
Greensleeves Morris Men 19:30 Roehampton, The Angel
[Folk play - a new reading of an old theme.]
Roy Fenton
020 8879 3527
- - 20:30 Putney, Green Man -
- - 21:30 Wimbledon, The Sultan -
20 Dec 03
Haslemere Mummers 12:00 Haslemere, White Hart
[The Haslemere Christmas Play, with Cup Hill Morris]
Tony Kelly
23 Dec 03
Hammersmith Morris Men 20:00 Richmond upon Thames, Watermans Arms, Water Lane
[Order not guaranteed: Watermans Arms (down the little lane on the way to the White Cross) White Cross (by the river, quite near the railway bridge) Richmond Arms (off the High St) 2 on Richmond Green (the names of which temporarily escape us, but it's the usual 2) -- The Cricketers?]
Ian Dedic
26 Dec 03
Buckland Shag Morris Men 13:00 Reigate Heath, Skimmington Castle Bob Keeble
01737 760492
26 Dec 03 Greensleeves Morris Men 12:15 Wimbledon, Rose and Crown
[Folk play - a new reading of an old theme.]
Roy Fenton
020 8879 3527
- - 13:15 Wimbledon Common, Crooked Billet -
26 Dec 03 Haslemere Mummers 12:00 Godalming, The Anchor
[The Haslemere Christmas Play, with Cup Hill Morris]
Tony Kelly
28 Dec 03
Chiddingfold Tipteerers 12:30 Chiddingfold, The Swan
[Outdoor performances. This is a revival of the Chiddingfold play the text of which was sent to C# House about ten years ago. It is believed to have been last performed in the late nineteenth century. It will, hopefully, be the first of many!]
John Cowburn
01428 685940
- - 13:00 Chiddingfold, The Crown -
- - 14:00 Chiddingfold, Winterton Arms -
06 Jan 04
Guildford Mummers 19:15 Guildford, The Star
[Traditional Mummers Play at each pub during a pub crawl around Guildford. Other events feature a dance dancing a jig on the ceiling and the marking of the crosses. We encourage guests to dress up and we elect a King of misrule!]
Andy Cooper
07792 221614
- - 20:10 Guildford, King's Head -
- - 20:45 Guildford, Angel Hotel -
- - 21:45 Guildford, Three Pigeons -
- - 22:15 Guildford, Royal Oak -
01 May 04
Haslemere Mummers 06:30 Hambledon, On top of Hydon's Ball
[The annual perfomance of the "Worm or Wormley Hill, or, the Luck of Hydon Ball".]
Tony Kelly
17 Dec 04
Greensleeves Morris Men 19:30 Roehampton, The Angel
[The Famous Wimbledon Mummers Play - a blend of traditional elements, biting contemporary satire and a few jokes. Includes sword dance.]
Roy Fenton
020 8879 3527
- - 20:30 Wimbledon Common, Hand in Hand -
- - 21:30 South Wimbledon, The Sultan -
18 Dec 04
Haslemere Mummers 11:00 Haslemere, Museum
[Haslemere mummers perform own play at 11.00 am inside the museum and 12.00 midday on the green in front of the Town Hall, both venues at Haslemere. Mummers are drawn largely by association with Cuphill Morris]
Ken Humphries
01483 420788
- - 12:00 Haslemere, Townhall Green -
21 Dec 04
Hammersmith Morris Men 20:00 Richmond upon Thames
[Mumming play tour round as many pubs as possible in an evening -- into pub, buy beer, do play (4m30s), dring beer, repeat as nauseam...]
bagman@hammersmithmorris.org.uk
26 Dec 04
Greensleeves Morris Men 12:15 Wimbledon Village, Rose & Crown
[The Famous Wimbledon Mummers Play - a blend of traditional elements, biting contemporary satire and a few jokes. Includes sword dance.]
Roy Fenton
020 8879 3527
- - 13:15 Wimbledon Common, Crooked Billet -
26 Dec 04 Haslemere Mummers 12:00 Godalming, The Anchor
[Haslemere mummers are drawn largely from Cuphill Morris who will also be dancing at this event - Boxing Day lunchtime.]
Ken Humphries
01483 420788
27 Dec 04
Chiddingfold Tipteerers 12:30 Chiddingfold, The Swan
[A Tipteering, (Mummers) play, revived last year for the first time since about 1920. Purely local players around the village pubs. The play will be 'signed' for deaf members of any audience that cares to attend the pubs!]
John Cowburn
01428 685940
- - 13:15 Chiddingfold, The Crown -
- - 14:00 Chiddingfold, Winterton Arms -
27 Dec 04 The (Insert Name Here) Mummers 12:30 Carshalton, Windsor Castle, Carshalton Road
[The first ever traditional "Is today Boxing Day or not?" Tour! Later times are approximate.]
Mick McTiernan
077 646 55752
- - 13:30 Carshalton, The Greyhound, High Street -
- - 14:30 Carshalton, Race Horse, West Street -
- - 15:30 Carshalton, The Sun, North Street -
28 Dec 04
Jackstraws Morris 13:00 Badshot Lea, The Crown Contact via website
06 Jan 05
Guildford Mummers 19:30 Guildford, The Star, Quarry Street
[A King of Misrule is randomly selected from the public in attendance, (s)ho commands the players and entourage for the evening. The Guildford Mummers are mostly formed by members of the Pilgrim Morris Men.]
Tom Knight
01483 427765
- - 20:00 Guildford, Abbots Hospital -
- - 20:30 Guildford, Angel Hotel, High Street -
- - 21:00 Guildford, Three Pigeons, High Street -
- - 21:30 Guildford, Royal Oak, Sydenham Road -
16 Oct 05
Greensleeves Morris Men 13:30 Merton, Merton Abbey Mills
[The Wimbledon Mummers Play featuring local residents Admiral Lord Nelson, Sir William and Lady Hamilton performed on the banks of Nelson's "River Nile" (Wandle) as part of the "Nelson's Paradise Merton" events]
David Legg
020 8543 5866
- - 15:15 Merton, Merton Abbey Mills -
21 Oct 05
Greensleeves Morris Men 19:45 Merton, Emma Hamilton, Kingston Road
[The Wimbledon Mummers Play featuring Admiral Lord Nelson, Sir William and Lady Hamilton performed on Trafalgar Day at pubs on, or close to, Nelson's estate at Merton Place]
David Legg
020 8543 5866
- - 20:15 Merton, Leather Bottle, Kingston Road -
- - 21:00 Merton, Nelson Arms, Merton High Street -
- - 21:30 Merton, Trafalgar, High Path -
16 Dec 05
Greensleeves Morris Men 19:45 Wimbledon Common, Hand in Hand
[The Famous Wimbledon Mummers Play - a blend of traditional elements, biting contemporary satire and a few jokes. Special guest appearances by local residents Admiral Lord Nelson and Sir William and Lady Hamilton. Includes sword dance.]
Roy Fenton
020 8879 3527
- - 21:30 South Wimbledon, Sultan, Norman Road -
17 Dec 05
Haslemere Mummers 11:00 Haslemere, Museum Ken Humphries
01483 863823
- - 12:00 Haslemere, Town Hall Green -
26 Dec 05
Greensleeves Morris Men 12:15 Wimbledon Village, Rose & Crown, High Street
[The Famous Wimbledon Mummers Play - a blend of traditional elements, biting contemporary satire and a few jokes. Special guest appearances by local residents Admiral Lord Nelson and Sir William and Lady Hamilton. Includes sword dance.]
Roy Fenton
020 8879 3527
- - 13:15 Wimbledon Common, Crooked Billet -
26 Dec 05 Haslemere Mummers 12:00 Godalming, The Anchor Ken Humphries
01483 863823
27 Dec 05
Chiddingfold Tipteerers 12:15 Chiddingfold, The Swan
[All timings are subject to 'Morris time'. Bring a warm heart and a sound voice!]
John Cowburn
01428 685940
- - 13:15 Chiddingfold, The Crown -
- - 14:30 Chiddingfold, Chiddingfold Club -
- - 15:30 Chiddingfold, Winterton Arms -
06 Jan 06
Guildford Mummers 19:30 Guildford, The Star
[We perform the Guildford Tiptearer's Play every year.]
Tom Knight
- - 20:15 Guildford, The Angel -
- - 21:00 Guildford, Three Pigeons -
- - 21:45 Guildford, Royal Oak -
09 Jan 06
The (Insert Name Here) Mummers 20:00 Carshalton, The Greyhound
[The first ever Traditional Brick Monday* Tour. All times are mumming times. (*the first signing on day after 12th night.)]
Mick McTiernan
077 646 55752
- - 21:00 Carshalton, Windsor Castle -
- - 22:00 Carshalton, The Sun -
23 Apr 06
Chiddingfold Tipteerers 14:30 Chiddingfold, The Crown
[St Georges Day Play! An adapted script inclusive of The Wormley Worm.]
John Cowburn
01428 685940
15 Dec 06
Greensleeves Morris Men 20:00 Wimbledon, Leather Bottle, 277 Kingston Road, SW19 3NW
[A performance of the renowned Wimbledon Mummers Play - the acme of wit and biting topical satire. With sword dance.]
Roy Fenton
020 8879 3527
- - 21:00 South Wimbledon, The Sultan, Norman Road, SW19 1BN -
- - 22:00 Merton, The Trafalgar, 23 High Path, SW19 2JY -
26 Dec 06
Greensleeves Morris Men 12:15 Wimbledon Village, Rose and Crown, 55 High Street, SW19 5BA
[A performance of the renowned Wimbledon Mummers Play - the acme of wit and biting topical satire. With sword dance.]
Roy Fenton
020 8879 3527
- - 13:15 Wimbledon Common, Crooked Billet, 14 Crooked Billet, SW19 4RQ -
06 Jan 07
Guildford Mummers 19:30 Guildford, The Star, Quarry Street
[The Twelfth Night Wassail starts with the crowning of the King of the Wassail who is chosen by finding the bean in the Twelfth Night Cake. Then the Mummers perform and songs and carols are sumg at each venue.]
Roger Twitchin
- - 20:15 Guildford, King's Head, Quarry Street -
- - 20:45 Guildford, Angel Hotel, High Street -
- - 21:30 Guildford, Three Pigeons, High Street -
- - 22:00 Guildford, The Royal Oak, Sydenham Road -
27 Dec 08
Chiddingfold Tipteerers 13:30 Chiddingfold, The Swan
[All times approximate. Plenty of singing & carols at each performance!]
John Cowburn
01428 685940
- - 14:15 Chiddingfold, The Crown -
- - 15:30 Chiddingfold, The Winterton -
27 Dec 09
Chiddingfold Tipteerers 13:00 Chiddingfold, The Crown
[Times approx. An enhanced cast, and expanded script! 7th Year.]
John Cowburn
01428 685940
- - 14:30 Chiddingfold, The Winterton
[Times approx. An enhanced cast, and expanded script! 7th Year.]
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- - 15:45 Chiddingfold, The Winterton
[Times approx. An enhanced cast, and expanded script! 7th Year.]
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06 Jan 10
Guildford Mummers 19:15 Guildford, Star, Quarry Street
[Come along for the Twelfth Night Cake, the Wassail Bowl, watch the play and have a good sing.]
Roger Twitchin
- - 20:00 Guildford, King's Head, Quarry Street -
- - 20:30 Guildford, Angel Hotel, High Street -
- - 21:30 Guildford, Three Pigeons, High Street -
- - 22:00 Guildford, Royal Oak, Sydenham Road -
27 Dec 10
Chiddingfold Tipteerers 12:30 Chiddingfold, The Swan
[An unbroken tradition for 8 years!]
John Cowburn
01428 685940
- - 13:30 Chiddingfold, The Crown -
- - 15:00 Chiddingfold, The Winterton -
23 Apr 11
Chiddingfold Tipteerers 15:30 Chiddingfold, The Swan
[The annual St George's Day play.]
John Cowburn
01428 685940
- - 16:30 Chiddingfold, The Crown -

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