Past Folk Play Performances - Inner London

Where a group's name is given as a hyperlink, its website may provide further information and/or photographs.

TDRG Logo

Inner London, England

Date Group Time Venue Contact
21 Dec 01
Greensleeves Morris Men 19:30 Tooting, Trafalgar Arms, High Street Alan Jeffries
020 8540 5318
20 Oct 02
The Lion's Part 12:00 Bankside, Outside Shakespeare's Globe
[An autumn harvest celebration beginning outside the Globe theatre. Includes "a tradtional folk wooing play".]
info@thelionspart.co.uk
020 8928 0404
15 Dec 02
East Saxon Sword 20:00 Camden, Cecil Sharp House, Regents Park Road
[An updated (as ever) rendition of the Earsdon Sword Play that precedes some blinding rapper. Part of the Carol Concert]
Colin Messer
020 8894 1537
19 Dec 02
Hammersmith Morris Men 19:30 Borough
[19:30 meet for 20:00 start at the Wheatsheaf, Borough Market, then places unknown -- maybe the George, Royal Oak, ending up at the Lord Clyde?]
Ian Dedic
22 Dec 02
Hammersmith Morris Men 19:30 Wandsworth
[19:30 meet for 20:00 start at the Queen Adelaide, Putney Bridge Road, then the Cat's Back (Point Pleasant), then all pubs clockwise round the one-way system and back to the Spread Eagle again.]
Ian Dedic
05 Jan 03
Bankside Mummers 14:30 Bankside, Outside Shakespeare's Globe
[Twelfth Night Celebration from The Lion's Part. It begins outside the Globe theatre and processes to Bankside Jetty. Featuring the traditional ‘freestyle’ folk play of St George featuring the Turkey Sniper, Clever Legs, the Old ‘Oss and many others, dressed in their spectacular ‘guizes’.]
Tamsin Lewis
020 8928 0404
10 May 03
Monkseaton Morrismen 12:00 Westminster, Trafalgar Square Andrew Morris
0191 291 2668
16 Dec 03
Hammersmith Morris Men pm Hammersmith, Andover Arms Ian Dedic
18 Dec 03
Hammersmith Morris Men 20:00 Borough, The Wheatsheaf
[Order not guarenteed: Wheatsheaf opposite Borough Market - on Stoney Street Globe - corner of Bedale Street and Borough High Street George - BHS/George Inn Yard Kings Head - BHS/Kings Head Yard Royal Oak - corner of Tabard Street and Nebraska Street]
Ian Dedic
21 Dec 03
Hammersmith Morris Men 19:30 Wandsworth, Queen Adelaide, Putney Bridge Road
[Usual deal-meet at the Queen Adelaide, from there to the Cat's Back in Point Pleasant and then clockwise round the one way system, finishing in the Spread Eagle. I think we are 'busking' that one]
Ian Dedic
04 Jan 04
Bankside Mummers 12:30 Bankside, Outside Shakespeare's Globe
[Twelfth Night. A Celebration of the New Year, featuring: The Holly Man from the Thames, the Bankside Wassails, and the Mummers' Play - a traditional 'freestyle' folk combat play of St. George, featuring the Turkey Sniper, Clever Legs, the Old 'Oss and many others, dressed in their spectacular 'guizes'. Cakes distributed at the end of the play have a Bean and a Pea hidden in two of them. Those who find them are hailed King and Queen for the day and crowned with ceremony.]
Sonia Ritter
020 8452 3866 / 07736 150225
23 Apr 04
The (Insert Name Here) Mummers 10:00 City, The Lamb, Leadenhall Market
[In celebration of St.George's Day. Meeting at The Lamb to find out where they are going and to learn the lines. There's no procession, just a gentle lunchtime perambulation between hostelries.]
Mick McTiernan
077 646 55752
- - 15:00 Hackney, Kenton Arms, 38 Kenton Street -
14 Nov 04
The (Insert Name Here) Mummers 13:00 Southwark, Prince William Henry, Southwark Bridge
[Nov 14th Thrales Rapper 10 Anniversary Bash.]
Mick McTiernan
020 8640 5898
16 Dec 04
Hammersmith Morris Men 20:00 Borough
[Mumming play tour round as many pubs as possible in an evening -- into pub, buy beer, do play (4m30s), dring beer, repeat as nauseam...]
bagman@hammersmithmorris.org.uk
19 Dec 04
Hammersmith Morris Men 19:00 Wandsworth, Queen Adelaide, Putney Bridge Road
[Mumming play tour round as many pubs as possible in an evening -- into pub, buy beer, do play (4m30s), dring beer, repeat as nauseam. The evening may even feature some traditional carols (Good News, While Shepherds (Sweet Christmas Bells), Shepherds Arise etc.) for those who fancy a bellow.]
bagman@hammersmithmorris.org.uk
- - 19:00 Wandsworth, Cat's Back, Point Pleasant -
- - 19:00 Wandsworth, The Wheatsheaf -
- - 19:00 Wandsworth, Spread Eagle -
03 Jan 05
Bankside Mummers 14:15 Bankside, Outside Shakespeare's Globe
[Twelfth Night. A Celebration of the New Year, featuring: The Holly Man from the Thames, the Bankside Wassails, and the Mummers' Play - a traditional 'freestyle' folk combat play of St. George, featuring the Turkey Sniper, Clever Legs, the Old 'Oss and many others, dressed in their spectacular 'guizes'. Cakes distributed at the end of the play have a Bean and a Pea hidden in two of them. Those who find them are hailed King and Queen for the day and crowned with ceremony.]
Sonia Ritter
020 8452 3866 / 07736 150225
23 Oct 05
The Lion's Part 12:00 Bankside, Outside Shakespeare's Globe
[October Plenty - An autumn harvest celebration beginning outside the Globe theatre. Includes a Fastnachtspiel or Nonsensenight play by Hans Sachs.]
info@thelionspart.co.uk
020 8928 0404
18 Dec 05
Hammersmith Morris Men 20:00 Wandsworth, Queen Adelaide, Putney Bridge Road
[Our traditional Sunday tour around the Wandsworth one-way system: Starting at the Queen Adelaide, then possibly the Cat's Back, The Wheatsheaf, the Alma, the Grapes, and the Brewers. Featuring not only the famous 5 minute mumming play, but also some of the Sheffield (and other traditional) carols.]
bagman@hammersmithmorris.org.uk
02 Jan 06
Bankside Mummers 14:15 Bankside, Outside Shakespeare's Globe
[Twelfth Night. A Celebration of the New Year, featuring: The Holly Man from the Thames, the Bankside Wassails, and the Mummers' Play - a traditional 'freestyle' folk combat play of St. George, featuring the Turkey Sniper, Clever Legs, the Old 'Oss and many others, dressed in their spectacular 'guizes'. Cakes distributed at the end of the play have a Bean and a Pea hidden in two of them. Those who find them are hailed King and Queen for the day and crowned with ceremony.]
Sonia Ritter
020 8452 3866 / 07736 150225
08 Jan 06
Mad Moll Mummers and Mayers 12:30 Tower Hamlets, Cafe Grill, 35 Brick Lane
[The play is titled: 'Teeth will be Provided' and features Mad Moll a character depicted in 19th Century 'Mayer' traditional customs in Hitchin...she returns now with toothache!!]
Cressida Pryor
01462 673125
06 Jan 07
Bankside Mummers 14:45 Bankside, Outside Shakespeare's Globe
[lfth Night: A Celebration of the New Year mixing ancient seasonal customs with contemporary festivity, with The Holly Man from the Thames, The Bankside Wassails, The Mummers' Play, and King Bean and Queen Pea Cakes.]
Ritter Sonia
020 8452 3866

Folk Play Home   Forthcoming Performances   Submit your Performance   Links   Past Performances   Photographs

© 2015, TDRG. Contact: webmaster@folkplay.info, Updated: 23/11/2015