Evening Post [Nottingham] (1994b)


Anon. (Auth.)
NEIGHBOURHOOD NEWS: Reporting on NUTHALL, KIMBERLEY, EASTWOOD, HEANOR, RIPLEY and ALFRETON: Going back to folklore: Friends bid to revive guiser plays [in Underwood, Notts.]
Evening Post [Nottingham, 18th Jan.1994, No.35699, p.1Bd-h

An account of the revival of the Underwood guiser play by five men who originally performed it as children in the 1940s. Maurice Holmes adapted several local scripts. A photo shows six characters. Five named in the article are; Opener, St George, Slasher, Doctor and Devildoubt. The other character in the photo is Beelzebub. Performances were given at Underwood, Bagthorpe and Brinsley, Notts., and for the Haggs Farm Preservation Society. Planned venues included Newstead Abbey and Nottingham Castle.

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Locations: Underwood, Notts. (SK4750); Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Notts. (SK5639); Newstead Abbey, Notts. (SK5453); Bagthorpe, Notts. (SK4751); Brinsley, Notts. (SK4649)
Years: Rev. 1994; Perf. 1940s
Subjects: Revival; Guisers; Play; Opener; St. George; Slasher; Devildoubt; Doctor; Beelzebub; Photo; Cast List
People: Haggs Farm Preservation Society (Audience); Maurice Holmes (Perf.); Keith Simpson (Perf.); Jim Orme (Perf.); Lawrence Dovey (Perf.); Ken Smith (Perf.); Stan Barnes (Perf.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00545

Last Updated Jan 1994 by Peter Millington.