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England

Dorset

Frome Valley Morris Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Weymouth, Grid Ref.: SY6779, Lat.& Long.: 50.6137, -2.4594

Description:

Plays performed currently are: Hero Combat - text from a village near Weymouth (Broadwey) from DCRO, 1934 - played at Midwinter in pubs, streets in South and West Dorset - and a Hoodening play we wrote c. 2005, based on Kentish examples (also played at festivals) and performed 2005-2014, waiting for more players to start again.

Established:

1978

Performances:

Forthcoming:

 

GMap 11-Dec-2022

1. - 14:00

South Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1, England

Notes:

Dorchester Christmas Cracker shopping and fair. Street performances from 2 till 4 in various locations tbd on the day

 

GMap 19-Dec-2022

1. - 20:00

Centenary Club, Jubilee Street, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7BG, England

Notes:

Metal Detectorists Christmas party

 

GMap 20-Dec-2022

1. - 20:00

Drax Arms, West St, Bere Regis, Dorset, BH20 7HH, England

2. - 20:45

Drax Arms, West St, Bere Regis, Dorset, BH20 7HH

Notes:

First performance at Bere Regis Folk Club, second performance in the pub bar

 

GMap 22-Dec-2022

1. - 21:00

Old Town Hall, High st, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8JH, England

Notes:

Performance at end of Frome Valley Morris practice night

 

Past events:

 

GMap 21-Dec-2013

1. - 20:30

St Michael's Church, Church Lane, Stinsford, Dorset, DT2 8PT, England

Notes:

Thomas Hardy Society

 

GMap 18-Dec-2013

1. - 21:00

Sailors Return, Harbourside, Weymouth, Dorset, England

Notes:

The Wednesday music session in the bar featuring the play as part of the pre-Christmas festivity

 

GMap 15-Dec-2013

1. - 20:00

Portland, Dorset, England

2. - 21:00

Cove House Inn, 91 Chiswell, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1AW

Notes:

Joint tour with Island Voices Community Choir. Times approximate

 

GMap 08-Dec-2013 - Provisional

1. - 13:00

Wyke Regis Christmas Fair, High St, Wyke Regis, Dorset, DT4 9NZ, England

Notes:

Christmas Fair with stalls and other entertainment. Performance time approximate - there may be more than one between 13.00 and 15.30.

 

GMap 08-Dec-2013

1. - 13:00

Wyke Regis Christmas Fair, High St, Wyke Regis, Dorset, DT4 9NZ, England

Notes:

Christmas Fair with stalls and other entertainment. Performance time approximate - there may be more than one between 13.00 and 15.30.

 

Other past years: 2001 (2), 2002 (4), 2003 (6), 2004 (7), 2005 (3), 2006 (7), 2008 (4), 2009 (5), 2010 (7), 2011 (4), 2012 (1), 2014 (3), 2016 (3), 2017 (1), 2018 (5), 2019 (5), 2020 (1), 2022 (1)

Media Links:

1. Frome Valley Morris Men Mummers Play - Validated link
YouTube - Video [9min 21sec], darkdorset, 24-Feb-2007

Contact:

David Milner (davmilner@gmail.com), Phone: 01305 880154
Address: 3 Hope Terrace, Martinstown, Dorset, DT2 9JN

Part of:

Frome Valley Morris

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