Jim Marsh (Perf.)
Guisering in Somercotes, Derbyshire
Traditional Drama Forum,
*Text fragments and a description of a Christmas Guisering play
performed by boys during World War II in Somercotes, Derbys. The characters
were: Enter-In/William of the Great, St. George, Bull-Slasher, a Doctor, and Beelzebub. The play
was performed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in Somercotes,
Lower Somercotes, Leabrooks, and Riddings.
Somercotes, Derbys. (SK4253); Leabrooks, Derbys. (SK4153); Riddings, Derbys. (SK4252)
Perf. 1940 to 1945
*Text Fragments; Christmas; Guisering; Play; Enter-In; William of the Great; St. George; Bull-Slasher; Doctor; Beelzebub; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; Boxing Day; Itinerary
Jim Roberts (Perf.); Alan Kerry (Perf.); Tony Hunt (Perf.); Charley Stringer (Perf.); Alan Stringer (Perf.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00791
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Last Updated Mar 2005 by Peter Millington.