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North Yorkshire

Penny Plain Theatre Company (Hardcastle's Mighty Excelsior Theatre Company) [Website]


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Performing in the guise of Victorian travelling players, Penny Plain present a comic pastoral selection of songs, dances and a traditional mummers' play. The 45 minute show showcases talents from a breath-taking rapper sword dance to a maypole shambles performed with changing seasonal material in the summer and at Christmas.




Forthcoming: None registered


Past events:


GMap 24-Dec-2016

1. - 18:30

Red Lion, By The Bridge, Burnsall, North Yorkshire, BD23 6BU, England

2. - 19:15

The Craven Arms, Appletreewick, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6DA


GMap 18-Dec-2016

1. - 18:45

The Tempest Arms, Elslack, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5AY, England

2. - 19:30

The Tennants Arms, Kilnsey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5PS

3. - 20:00

The Old Hall, Threshfield, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5HB

4. - 20:30

The Fountaine Inn, Linton-in-Craven, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5HJ


Other past years: 2012 (4)

Media Links:

[None registered]


Jane Ellison-Bates (, Phone: 01756 720034 or 07808 169416
Address: Rose Cottage, Appletreewick, North Yorks,


The content of the show varies with each season, but always features a mummers' play.

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