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England

East Sussex

Ditchling Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Ditchling, Grid Ref.: TQ3215, Lat.& Long.: 50.9238, -0.1162

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2009 (1), 2013 (4), 2015 (2), 2016 (1), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Video

Contact:

Roger Vail, Mummer (anniev@btinternet.com), Phone: 01273 844454
Address: Eastview, 10 East Gardens, Ditchling, East Sussex, BN6 8ST

Part of:

Ditchling Morris

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Froghole Mummers & Guisers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Jarvis Brook, Grid Ref.: TQ5329, Lat.& Long.: 51.0438, 0.1899

Description:

A group inspired to re-establish the traditions of Sussex folklore using the original format of the Mummers play, brought into the 21st century, with an extended body of baddies. Not everybody survives! The Doc only has so much life giving elixir.

Established:

2010

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Dik Cook, Chief Knob (frogholeguisers@gmail.com), Phone: 01892 662673
Address: 9 Rosehill Gardens, Crowborough Hill, Jarvis Brook, TN6 2ED

Notes:

We perform throughout the year at fetes and fairs, not too far from the Jarvis Brook treacle mines, as long as there is a pub nearby. All bottling helps local organisations like Crowborough Arts Network, etc.

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Hollington Tipteerers (Mad Jack's Morris Mummers)

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Hastings, Grid Ref.: TQ8209, Lat.& Long.: 50.8556, 0.5932

Description:

We perform the play collected in Hollington, now a suburb of Hastings every Christmas around Hastings and surrounding towns.

Established:

1983

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (3), 2002 (4), 2003 (4), 2004 (4), 2005 (6), 2006 (1), 2008 (5), 2009 (5), 2010 (6), 2011 (1), 2012 (5), 2013 (7), 2014 (8), 2015 (2), 2016 (7), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

2 links to Video

Contact:

Keith Leech, Leech (bogiekeef@tiscali.co.uk), Phone: 01424 716576 or 07947439595
Address: 62 Collier Road, Hastings, TN34 3JS

Part of:

Mad Jack's Morris

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Lewes Arms Folk Club Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Lewes, Grid Ref.: TQ4110, Lat.& Long.: 50.8761, 0.0115

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Valmai Goodyear, Phone: 01273 476757

Notes:

This group is dormant and unlikely to be revived in the hear future (2009).

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Merrie England Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Eastbourne, Grid Ref.: TV6199, Lat.& Long.: 50.7720, 0.2907

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (4), 2002 (5), 2003 (4), 2004 (4), 2009 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Clive Bennett (clivebennett.folk@virgin.net)

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Ragamuffin

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Hastings, Grid Ref.: TQ8209, Lat.& Long.: 50.8556, 0.5932

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Part of:

Section Five Drummers

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RATCO (Royal Acme Tipteer Company) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Hastings, Grid Ref.: TQ8209, Lat.& Long.: 50.8556, 0.5932

Description:

RATCO was formed in 1979 to perform a Mummers (Tipteer) play at Christmas time around the area of Hastings in Sussex, England. Our play is an amalgam of two plays collected in Sussex, and has been performed every year since. We blacken our faces in the traditional way to preserve our anonymity.

Established:

1979

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (2), 2003 (2), 2004 (3), 2005 (3), 2006 (2), 2008 (2), 2009 (2), 2010 (2), 2013 (2), 2014 (2), 2016 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contacts:

Sean Couchman (sean.couchman@hotmail.co.uk)

 

Geoff Marchant, Website (geoffrey.marchant@btinternet.com), Phone: 07752034140

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Rottingdean Tipteerers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Rottingdean, Grid Ref.: TQ3702, Lat.& Long.: 50.8052, -0.0484

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (1), 2002 (1), 2005 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

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World Famous Ashdown Mummers (Ashdown Mummers) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Forest Row, Grid Ref.: TQ4234, Lat.& Long.: 51.0961, 0.0319

Description:

We have perform a traditional Sussex Mummers’ Play every year since 1973 around the villages of the Ashdown Forest in the winter. We also dance some of the lesser known Morris traditions in the summer.

Established:

1973

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (2), 2002 (2), 2003 (2), 2004 (2), 2005 (2), 2008 (2), 2009 (2), 2010 (3), 2012 (2), 2013 (2), 2014 (2), 2016 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

wfam@mummers.org.uk

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Essex

Chingford Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Waltham Abbey, Grid Ref.: TL3800, Lat.& Long.: 51.6857, 0.0037

Description:

Mummers' Play is performed annually on Boxing Day in the main Town Square of Waltham Abbey, and a second play performed as part of the King Harold's Day festival.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1), 2004 (2), 2006 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (1), 2012 (1), 2013 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Part of:

Chingford Morris Men

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Hands Around Ladies Morris (Hands Around Basildon) [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Basildon, Grid Ref.: TQ7289, Lat.& Long.: 51.5761, 0.4887

Description:

[None provided]

Established:

1977

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

June Wells (junestorytent@beeb.net), Phone: 01268 521645 (Home)
Address: 610 Whitmore Way, Basildon, Essex, SS14 2EP

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Leigh Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Southend-on-Sea, Grid Ref.: TQ8885, Lat.& Long.: 51.5364, 0.7183

Description:

Traditional tales with a twist, mummers with a modern meaning!

Established:

2005

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2007 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Mark Barwell (mark@leighmummers.co.uk), Phone: 01702 430106 (Work)
Address: C/o Equinox, 19 West Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. SS0 9AU

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Magnificent Magic Mummers (Magic Mummers) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Chelmsford, Grid Ref.: TL7106, Lat.& Long.: 51.7313, 0.4675

Description:

Traditional folk plays performed in the round. Tales of good, honour, love and lust. Including, of course, St George.

Established:

2002

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Simon Mouncey, Squire (magic@mumming.org), Phone: 01245 256895

Notes:

Affiliated to the Open Morris

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Mayflower Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Billericay, Grid Ref.: TQ6794, Lat.& Long.: 51.6239, 0.4201

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2005 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Ross Holland (rosswholland@btinternet.com)

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Thameside Mummers (The Fabulous Thameside Mummers) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Leigh-on-Sea, Grid Ref.: TQ8485, Lat.& Long.: 51.5377, 0.6607

Description:

Thameside Mummers have performed traditional Mumming Plays at fairs and festivals thoughout this fair land. We are famed for our plays; for the quality of our performance and for our thirst. We don't collect for Charity (except in the run up to Christmas) we make it quite clear that whatever the Public choose to give and whatever we get paid for performances will be invested in beer!

Established:

1971

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (4), 2003 (19), 2004 (10), 2005 (5), 2006 (3), 2013 (4), 2014 (5), 2015 (1)

Media Links:

2 links to Photo(s)

Contact:

Dr. Derek Oliver, Foreman (Oliver@ravenswood.co.uk), Phone: +44 (0)1268 794556
Address: Ravenswood, 148 Essex Way, South Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1LN

Notes:

Yes, we are still going! Getting older but beer is a great lubricant in old age.

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Gloucestershire

Artension [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Pitchcombe, Grid Ref.: SO8508, Lat.& Long.: 51.7745, -2.2102

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Steve Rowley (steve@artension.com), Phone: 01453 763181

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Ashchurch Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Ashchurch, Grid Ref.: SO9233, Lat.& Long.: 51.9995, -2.1093

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Stephen Rowley (steve@artension.com), Phone: 01453 763181

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Avening School

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Avening, Grid Ref.: ST8897, Lat.& Long.: 51.6757, -2.1663

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Steve Rowley (steve@artension.com)

Part of:

GlosFolk Education

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Bisley Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Bisley, Grid Ref.: SO9006, Lat.& Long.: 51.7567, -2.1377

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1), 2004 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Colin Hassall (colinhassall@bearsfield.fsnet.co.uk), Phone: 01452 770335

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Cheltenham Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Cheltenham, Grid Ref.: SO9422, Lat.& Long.: 51.9006, -2.0799

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2009 (1)

Media Links:

4 links to Video

Contact:

Keith Glover, Phone: 01242 529138

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