Bibliography of Nottinghamshire Folk Plays & Related Customs

Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser (1993a)

Anon. (Auth.)
GUISER'S STAGE A COMEBACK [in Underwood, Notts.]
Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser, 31st Dec.1993, Vol.94, No.5205, p.2_e-h

Description of the revival of the Christmas Guisers' or Mummers play originally performed by five of the six performers as children in the 1940s in Underwood, Notts. The characters were; Opener In, St. George, Slasher, Doctor, Belgebub [misprint for Belzebub] and Devildoubt. Performances were given to the Haggs Farm Preservation Society (because of an interest arising from D.H.Lawrence mentioning the play in "The White Peacock"), and venues in Bagthorpe, Underwood and Brinsley. A list of the actors is included.

Index Terms:
Locations: Underwood, Notts. (SK4750); Bagthorpe, Notts. (SK4751); Brinsley, Notts. (SK4649)
Years: Revived. 1993; Perf. 1940s
Subjects: Revival; Christmas; Guisers; Mummers; Play; Opener In; St. George; Slasher; Doctor; Belgebub; Belzebub; Devildoubt; Lawrence,D.H. "The White Peacock"; Cast List
People: Haggs Farm Preservation Society (Perf.); Maurice Holmes (Perf.); Keith Simpson (Perf.); Jim Orme (Perf.); Ken Smith (Perf.); Lawrence Dovey (Perf.); Stan Barnes (Perf.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00538

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Jan.1994

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