Chingford Morris Men Boxing Day Tour - The Mummers Play & Morris Dancing
|Author: Chingford Morris Men||Published: 23rd December 2015 10:06|
Christmas Traditional Fun & Dance
The Chingford Morris Men return to perform their traditional Mummers Play and some morris dancing too on their annual Boxing Day Tour of Waltham Abbey pubs. Starting in The Angel at 12pm for the Mummers Play then dancing at the Welsh Harp and finishing at Duke of Wellington in High Beach on Saturday 26th December 2015:
The Angel, Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1EJ - 12pm
The Welsh Harp, Market Square, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1DL - 12.45pm
Duke of Wellington, High Beach, Loughton IG10 4AH - 1.30pm
According to Wikipeida The Mummers Play are seasonal British folk plays, performed by amateur actors, often in the street, but more usually in local pubs.
Although the term mummers has been used since medieval times, no play scripts or performance details survive from that era, and the term may have been used loosely to describe performers of several different kinds. Though mumming may have precedents in German and French carnival customs, as well as in late medieval English folk practices, the earliest evidence of mummers' plays as they are known today (usually involving a magical cure by a quack doctor) is from the mid to late 18th century. Mummers plays should not be confused with the earlier mystery plays.
Why not find out for yourself what the Mummers Play is all about at this truly amateur performance which is certainly fun to watch - so brush off the Christmas cobwebs, get outside for a some fresh air and watch for free a play and dancing suitable for the whole family to enjoy.
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