Gunthorpe (SK6844), Nottinghamshire
Nottingham Guardian (1953)
WHEN NEW SPIRIT COMES INTO VILLAGE LIFE
6th Jan.1953, No.30124, p.5 c-e
Describes the revival of a Plough Monday play at Bulcote, Notts., and
produced by Mrs. Phyllis Underwood. She compiled the text from several Notts.,
versions; South Scarle (from Mr.J.G.Holmes), Gunthorpe (from Mr. John Barker),
and Scarrington. The performers were; Arthur Clay (Beelzebub), Brian Mowbray
(Lady Bright and Gay), Harold Adams (Tom Fool/Bold Tom), Ted Knight, Tom Snaith,
Jack Whitworth, and Cyril Brookes. Other characters were; Old Dame and Doctor.
Lynn Hanna (Auth.)
*Owd Oss Mummers
16th Jan. 1981
Report of the Plough Monday tour of Nottingham's Owd Oss Mummers around
Gunthorpe and East Bridgford. There are two photos. One shows Tom Fool
arguing with Dame Jane over the baby, and the other show the Doctor restoring
Dame Jane to life. Other characters were; Ribboner, Recruiting Sergeant, Lady
Bright and Gay, and Beelzebub. The article also recounts some of the groups
research activities, and anecdotes of their performances.
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