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England

Lincolnshire

Grimsby Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Grimbsy, Grid Ref.: TA2709, Lat.& Long.: 53.5666, -0.0763

Description:

Grimsby Morris Men dance throughout the year and perform Plough Plays during the winter season. We do a different text each year, rewriting text occasionally. Visit our web site for information.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2010 (1), 2011 (5), 2012 (7), 2013 (6), 2014 (8), 2015 (8), 2016 (7), 2017 (8), 2018 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Nick Booth, Bagman (bagman@grimsbymorrismen.org.uk), Phone: 07925 327020 (Mob.) or 01472 699513 (Home)

Notes:

In 2008/09 the play was based on the Branston text. The 2014/2015 play is based on the Elsham text.

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Ketton Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Stamford, Grid Ref.: TF0207, Lat.& Long.: 52.6552, -0.4845

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2008 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Adam Cade (adamcade@studentforce.org.uk)

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London

Bankside Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Bankside, Grid Ref.: TQ3280, Lat.& Long.: 51.5074, -0.0906

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2006 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Sonia Ritter (info@thelionspart.co.uk), Phone: 020 8452 3866 / 07736 150225

Part of:

The Lions Part

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East Saxon Sword [Website]

Category:

Sword Dance Group

Home Town:

Plaistow, Grid Ref.: TQ4070, Lat.& Long.: 51.4156, 0.0207

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Colin Messer (cmesser@ukonline.co.uk), Phone: 020 8894 1537

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Greensleeves Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Merton, Grid Ref.: TQ2569, Lat.& Long.: 51.4101, -0.1953

Description:

The renowned Wimbledon Mummers Play - a blend of traditional elements, biting contemporary satire and a few jokes. Includes sword dance.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (3), 2002 (2), 2003 (2), 2004 (2), 2005 (4), 2006 (2), 2008 (1), 2009 (2), 2010 (2)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Roy Fenton (rfenton@rfenton.demon.co.uk), Phone: 020 8879 3527

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Hammersmith Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Hammersmith, Grid Ref.: TQ2279, Lat.& Long.: 51.5007, -0.2349

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (3), 2005 (1), 2010 (2), 2012 (3)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Notes:

Performers of the Smiffs' Mumming Play

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Smiffs' Mumming Play [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Hammersmith, Grid Ref.: TQ2279, Lat.& Long.: 51.5007, -0.2349

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (3), 2003 (4)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Ian Dedic (ian.and.hilda@dedics.co.uk)

Part of:

Hammersmith Morris Men

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The (Insert Name Here) Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Morden, Grid Ref.: TQ2567, Lat.& Long.: 51.3950, -0.1945

Description:

Based in SW London, still one play only, St George, at the moment (2010) in spite of solemn and binding promises made by certain members, who shall remain nameless, that they have another play almost written; promises that they have been making for the last three years but who's counting? The current play is cobbled together from various other plays, stealing the best lines from anywhere we could!

Established:

2000

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (2), 2002 (2), 2003 (6), 2004 (7), 2006 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1)

Media Links:

6 links to Photo(s)

Notes:

Associate members of The Morris Ring

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The Lions Part [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Bankside, Grid Ref.: TQ3280, Lat.& Long.: 51.5074, -0.0906

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2005 (1), 2007 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2014 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

info@thelionspart.co.uk, Phone: 0208 928 0404

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Middlesex

Herga Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Pinner, Grid Ref.: TQ1289, Lat.& Long.: 51.5926, -0.3758

Description:

Performers of the Herga Play - patched together from the scripts of traditional Middlesex plays.

Established:

1969

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2008 (1), 2010 (1), 2011 (3), 2012 (1), 2014 (1), 2016 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Bob Hawkes (gaffer@hergamummers.co.uk), Phone: 07811 321091

Part of:

Herga Folk Club

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Norfolk

Dragon Hall Mummers [Website]

Category:

Special Festival Troupe

Home Town:

Norwich, Grid Ref.: TG2308, Lat.& Long.: 52.6282, 1.3010

Description:

Performances are put on at special events at Strangers' Hall Museum, various events and for local groups.

Established:

2007

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2011 (3), 2012 (1), 2013 (2), 2014 (3), 2015 (5), 2016 (1), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Shea Fiddes (shea@dragonhallnorwich.org.uk)
Address: Dragon Hall, 115-123 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QE

Part of:

Dragon Hall Heritage Volunteers

Notes:

The play is based on a 1911 version from Norwich, supplemented by lines and characters from many mummmers plays with a few topical/local lines thrown in.Members of the company are Dragon Hall volunteers and staff. St George had special significance to Dragon Hall in medieval times

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North Yorkshire

Flash Company Mummers

Category:

Other Performing Group

Home Town:

Whitby

Description:

[None provided]

Established:

2014

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Rebecca Denniff (rebeccagrossmusic@gmail.com)

Part of:

Flash Company

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Free range and Freshly laid Pace-Eggers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Cowling, Grid Ref.: SE2387, Lat.& Long.: 54.2824, -1.6390

Description:

Typically topical, terrifically tragic, tremendously terpitudinous, but non terpsichorean.

Established:

2012

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2012 (1), 2013 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Alan Perrow (alan@laughing-gravy.co.uk)

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Fylingdales Guizers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Robin Hood's Bay, Grid Ref.: NZ9505, Lat.& Long.: 54.4358, -0.5275

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2005 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

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Knaresborough Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Knaresborough, Grid Ref.: SE3557, Lat.& Long.: 54.0121, -1.4582

Description:

[None provided]

Established:

1974

Performances:

Forthcoming: 2018 (6), 2019 (1)
Past events: 2001 (5), 2002 (5), 2003 (5), 2004 (7), 2005 (5), 2006 (5), 2007 (1), 2008 (6), 2009 (5), 2010 (5), 2011 (8), 2012 (9), 2013 (6), 2014 (6), 2015 (5), 2016 (10), 2017 (12), 2018 (2)

Media Links:

1 link to Video

Contact:

John Burrell (jburrel1@hotmail.co.uk), Phone: 01423 566112

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Middleton Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Middleton, Cowling, Grid Ref.: SD9643, Lat.& Long.: 53.8877, -2.0547

Description:

All performers in the Group live in the hamlet of Middleton or nearby village. We perform a traditional combat play featuring a famous celebrity involved in an important issue of the day; the play also satirises issues currently in the news. This is to give relevance for a modern audience.

Established:

2001

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s), 1 link to Video

Contact:

Mark Barnes (middleton.mummers@btinternet.com), Phone: 01535 637352
Address: 44 Middleton, Cowling, Keighley, West Yorkshire. BD22 0DQ

Notes:

Tour 5 venues + one outside venue (weather permitting) in South Craven on last Sunday before Christmas Eve. Now disbanded?

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

Category:

Other Performing Group

Home Town:

Grassington

Description:

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.

Established:

2006

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2012 (4), 2016 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Jane Ellison-Bates (jane@manifestmarketing.co.uk), Phone: 01756 720034 or 07808 169416
Address: Rose Cottage, Appletreewick, North Yorks,

Notes:

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

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Redcar Sword Dancers [Website]

Category:

Sword Dance Group

Home Town:

Great Ayton, Grid Ref.: NZ5610, Lat.& Long.: 54.4893, -1.1315

Description:

Redcar Sword Dancers perform traditional English longsword dances from the north east of England. Although chiefly known for our revival of the Greatham dance and the associated mummers play, we perform Eston and California and other dances from the north east corner of Yorkshire.

Established:

1967

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2011 (1), 2012 (1), 2013 (1), 2014 (1), 2015 (1), 2016 (1), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Brian Pearce (brian.pearce11@btinternet.com), Phone: 01642 725129 (Home) or 07910 479922 (Mob.)
Address: 140 Newton Road Great Ayton TS9 6DL

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Ripon Sword Dancers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Ripon, Grid Ref.: SE3171, Lat.& Long.: 54.1382, -1.5178

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

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

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Paul Freeman, Phone: 01765 603133
Address: 40 Mallorie Park Drive, Ripon HG4 2QF

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Wakeman Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Ripon, Grid Ref.: SE3171, Lat.& Long.: 54.1382, -1.5178

Description:

The performers were a loosely-organised group that was 'formalised' in 1986, when Ripon celebrated 1,100 years of its Royal Charter as a City and so a specially-written play was performed during St Wilfrid's Week (1st week of August) on the market square, chronicling the granting of Ripon's Charter. This play has been performed in that week ever since.

Established:

1986

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (2), 2002 (2), 2003 (1), 2004 (2), 2005 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2013 (1), 2014 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Jim Coulson (jim@woodexperts.com), Phone: +44 (0)1765 601010

Notes:

As well as the Skelton-on-Ure play (revived and performed since 1980), we also perform the Topcliffe Play, which Jim Coulson collected in 1989; this is now performed between Xmas and New Year in the village of that name, 5 miles from Ripon.

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