Newark Advertiser (1976d)


*[Anon.] (Auth.)
*[Palace Theatre's "Newark Mummers" at Thoresby Hall]
*Newark Advertiser, 5th Jun.1976

"Thoresby Hall was the setting for a medieval market of the Bank Holiday weekend. Among those taking part was a group from The Palace Theatre Company, Newark.

The group, let by Mrs Betty Smith, has eight members and is known as the Newark Mummers. It was formed by the comptroller of Thoresby Hall for mummers to perform plays in the grounds on Sundays and Bank Holidays. The group hopes to continue staging plays there until the hall closes later on this year.

The mummers have three plays in their repertoire - one that was written for them, another from an existing play, and one that is being adapted by Mrs Smith from one of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

The mummers have made their own costumes and props, and two of them, Charles Chambers and Peter Hayward, also play flute and drums when they mingle with crowds at Thoresby Hall."

Index Terms:

Locations: Palace Theatre, Newark, Notts. (SK7953); Thoresby Hall, Notts. (SK6371)
Years: Perf. 1976
Subjects: Newark Mummers; Plays; Palace Theatre Company; Mummers; Chaucer "Canterbury Tales"
People: Mrs. Betty Smith (Organiser); Charles Chambers (Perf.); Peter Hayward (Perf.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00317;
Notts. County Library, Local Studies Section, Folklore Box, L39.9

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Last Updated Mar 1992 by Peter Millington.