Past Folk Play Performances - Kent

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Kent, England

Date Group Time Venue Contact
09 Dec 01
The (Insert Name Here) Mummers 12:00 Deptford Mick McTiernan
020 8640 5898
26 Dec 01
The (Insert Name Here) Mummers 12:00 Blackheath, Princess of Wales Mick McTiernan
020 8640 5898
08 Dec 02
The (Insert Name Here) Mummers 12:00 Deptford
[On tour with Fowlers Molly. Timings and exact locations to be confirmed.]
Mick McTiernan
020 8640 5898 (H)
020 8946 9151 (W)
18 Dec 02
Sandgate Hoodeners 21:30 Sandgate, Clarendon Inn
[Play only performed Nov through to Twelfth Night.]
Doug Quinney
01303 275258 or 07813 827516
18 Dec 02 The Hoodeners 20:30 Monkton, White Stag
[See website for details.]
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19 Dec 02
The Hoodeners 20:30 Sarre, Crown
[See website for details.]
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- - 21:30 Sarre, King's Head -
20 Dec 02
Hollington Tipteerers 20:45 Wittersham, The Swan Keith Leech
01424 716576
20 Dec 02 Sandgate Hoodeners 21:30 Sandgate, Ship Inn
[Play only performed Nov through to Twelfth Night.]
Doug Quinney
01303 275258 or 07813 827516
20 Dec 02 The Hoodeners 19:30 Birchington, Powell Arms
[See website for details.]
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- - 22:00 Marshside, Gate -
20 Dec 02 Wadard Mummers 22:00 Eynsford, Village Hall
[Our version of the Sutton-at-Hone (Kent) Mummering play.]
Lawrie Hodges
01959-573402
21 Dec 02
Cowden Mummers 20:00 Cowden, Queens Arms
[We are Elsie's Band and have been foremost in Kent and Sussex with folk music, country songs, comic songs and pub "sings and play" nights for more that 25 years. During this time we have performed our mumming play at Elsie's and other venues to great acclaim. Our play is based on the tradi]
John Hills
01732 762224
21 Dec 02 The Hoodeners 20:00 St. Nicholas at Wade, Village Hall
[See website for details.]
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- - 22:00 St. Nicholas at Wade, Bell -
22 Dec 02
The Melstock Band - Maidstone, The Exchange
[Christmas Tour 2002. A professional stage show of seasonal festivities of the English Countryside, with stories, dances, mummers, wassailers, carol singers, and humstrums, drawing on Thomas Hardy and country poets.]
Dave Townsend
01622 758611
23 Dec 02
The Hoodeners 22:00 St. Nicholas at Wade, Sun
[See website for details.]
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26 Dec 02
Rabble Folk Theatre 13:00 Charing, The Bowl
[Mummers play and Kentish Hoodening Play]
Gail Duff
01622 858460
26 Dec 02 The (Insert Name Here) Mummers 12:00 Blackheath
[On tour with Blackheath Morris Men. Timings and exact locations to be confirmed.]
Mick McTiernan
020 8640 5898 (H)
020 8946 9151 (W)
26 Dec 02 Wadard Mummers 13:00 Westwood, nr Longfield, The Wheatsheaf
[Our version of the Sutton-at-Hone (Kent) Mummering play.]
Lawrie Hodges
01959-573402
01 Jan 03
Rabble Folk Theatre 13:00 Wierton, The Red House
[Mummers play and Kentish Hoodening Play]
Gail Duff
01622 858460
01 Jan 03 Wadard Mummers 13:00 Trottiscliffe, The Plough
[Our version of the Sutton-at-Hone (Kent) Mummering play.]
Lawrie Hodges
01959-573402
03 Jan 03
Tonbridge Mummers - Hildenborough
[Bearsted Mummers Play and the Hooden Horse]
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03 May 03
Ragged Heroes Mummers - Rochester, Rochester Sweeps Festival Mike Slater
0117 9492860
04 May 03
Ragged Heroes Mummers - Rochester, Rochester Sweeps Festival Mike Slater
0117 9492860
26 Jul 03
Thameside Mummers 11:00 Whitstable, Oyster Festival Derek Oliver
30 Aug 03
Thameside Mummers 11:00 Faversham, Hop Festival Derek Oliver
31 Aug 03
Thameside Mummers 11:00 Faversham, Hop Festival Derek Oliver
31 Aug 03 The (Insert Name Here) Mummers - Faversham, Hop Festival Mick McTiernan
020 8640 5898
20 Oct 03
The Hoodeners 22:00 St. Nicholas at Wade, The Sun
[Full details of performances on our website]
Dobbin
01843 848621
28 Nov 03
Sandgate Hoodeners 21:00 Densole, Black Horse
[The Play only takes 10-15 minutes to perform...Nothing too serious, just fooling around, falling down and supping of good ale!]
Doug Quinney
01303 275258 / 07813 827516
- - 21:30 Densole, Chequers Inn -
03 Dec 03
Sandgate Hoodeners 21:00 Folkestone, Guildhall, The Bayle
[The Play only takes 10-15 minutes to perform...Nothing too serious, just fooling around, falling down and supping of good ale!]
Doug Quinney
01303 275258 / 07813 827516
- - 22:00 Sandgate, Clarendon, Brewers Hill -
09 Dec 03
Ravensbourne Mummers & Sword Dancers 20:00 Fordcombe, Chafford Arms Patrick Joyce
020 8653 6526
- - 20:45 Chiddingstone, Castle Inn -
- - 21:30 Charcott, The Greyhound -
11 Dec 03
Sandgate Hoodeners 21:30 Hythe, Kings Head
[Plus guests]
Doug Quinney
01303 275258 / 07813 827516
13 Dec 03
Darent Valley Champions 20:15 Shoreham, Ye Old George Inn
[This is the 31st year since Hartley Morris Men started performing the Darent Valley plays as the Darent Valley Champions. Long may they continue. See the website for more details.]
Tony Tomlin
01622 685960
- - 21:15 Shoreham, The Crown -
- - 21:45 Shoreham, Two Brewers -
- - 22:30 Shoreham, Kings Arms -
13 Dec 03 Sandgate Hoodeners - Lyminge, St Nicholas Festival
[The Play only takes 10-15 minutes to perform...Nothing too serious, just fooling around, falling down and supping of good ale!]
Doug Quinney
01303 275258 / 07813 827516
16 Dec 03
Ravensbourne Mummers & Sword Dancers 20:00 Knockholt, Three Horseshoes Patrick Joyce
020 8653 6526
- - 21:00 Keston, Two Doves -
18 Dec 03
Sandgate Hoodeners 21:30 Sandgate, Famous Ship Inn
[The Play only takes 10-15 minutes to perform...Nothing too serious, just fooling around, falling down and supping of good ale!]
Doug Quinney
01303 275258 / 07813 827516
19 Dec 03
The Hoodeners 20:00 Sarre, Crown
[Full details of performances on our website]
Dobbin
01843 848621
- - 22:00 Sarre, King's Head -
20 Dec 03
Cowden Mummers 20:00 Cowden, Queens Arms
["Elsie's Band" will be performing the Cowden Pounders mumming play for the umpteenth year. The play is still based around the traditional St George story but is always subject to a little licence. All the usual characters are present and all are welcome to enjoy the evening with songs, music and a liberal sprinkling of carols. If you wish to sing, play or just be there call John Hills.]
John Hills
01732 762224
20 Dec 03 Darent Valley Champions 10:30 Otford, The Woodman Tony Tomlin
01622 685960
- - 20:30 Otford, The Bull
[This is the 31st year since Hartley Morris Men started performing the Darent Valley plays as the Darent Valley Champions. Long may they continue. See the website for more details.]
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- - 21:15 Otford, The Horns -
- - 22:00 Otford, The Crown -
20 Dec 03 West Malling Champions 18:15 King's Hill, The Spitfire Alan Austen
01732 843818
- - 19:00 West Malling, The Bull
[Starting point, followed by a tour of all the pubs in the town, finishing at The Lobster Pot.]
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- - 22:15 West Malling, Lobster Pot -
21 Dec 03
Ravensbourne Mummers & Sword Dancers 20:30 Royal Tunbridge Wells, Royal Oak, Prospect Road Patrick Joyce
020 8653 6526
22 Dec 03
The Hoodeners 20:00 St. Nicholas at Wade, Village Hall
[Full details of performances on our website]
Dobbin
01843 848621
- - 21:00 Monkton, White Stag -
- - 22:00 Marshside, Boyden Gate -
23 Dec 03
The Hoodeners 22:00 St. Nicholas at Wade, The Bell
[Full details of performances on our website]
Dobbin
01843 848621
26 Dec 03
Hartley Morris Men 12:00 Stanstead, Black Horse
[The Hartley Morris Men will dance before doing the Firle Tipteerers' play in the pub. This is our usual Boxing Day Special.]
Tony Tomlin
01622 985960
- - 13:15 Wrotham, Rose & Crown -
26 Dec 03 Rabble Folk Theatre 13:00 Charing, The Bowl
[Three plays - Mummers play, Kentish Hoodening Play, Derby Tup.]
Gail Duff
01622 858460
26 Dec 03 Ravensbourne Mummers & Sword Dancers 12:30 Keston, The Greyhound Patrick Joyce
020 8653 6526
26 Dec 03 The (Insert Name Here) Mummers 12:30 Blackheath, Princess of Wales
[Guests of Blackheath MM on their Royal Tour - all times approx.]
Mick McTiernan
077 646 55752
- - 14:00 Blackheath, The Crown, Tranquil Vale -
- - 15:00 Lee, Duke of Edinburgh, Lee High Road -
01 Jan 04
Rabble Folk Theatre 13:00 Hucking, Hook and Hatchet
[Three plays - Mummers play, Kentish Hoodening Play, Derby Tup.]
Gail Duff
01622 858460
06 Jan 04
Sandgate Hoodeners 20:00 Sandgate, The Clarendon
[Plus guests]
Doug Quinney
01303 275258 / 07813 827516
11 Jan 04
Rabble Folk Theatre 14:00 Rainham, Plough Sunday event, Oast Community Centre
[Plough Play, dancing and plays 12.00 - 4.30pm, to time approximate.]
Gail Duff
01622 858460
04 Dec 04
Hartley Morris Men - Wrotham, Wrotham Lights Celebration
[Firle Play]
Tony Tomlin
01622 985960
09 Dec 04
Ravensbourne Mummers & Sword Dancers 20:00 Royal Tunbridge Wells, The Beacon, Teagarden Lane Patrick Joyce
020 8653 6526
- - 20:45 Bidborough, Hare & Hounds -
- - 21:30 Charcott, The Greyhound -
11 Dec 04
Darent Valley Champions 20:30 Shoreham, Ye Old George Inn
[Further performances will happen in the other pubs in this village, depending upon the audiences. See the website for uptodate information]
Tony Tomlin
01622 685960
16 Dec 04
Ravensbourne Mummers & Sword Dancers 20:00 Four Elms, Four Elms Patrick Joyce
020 8653 6526
- - 20:45 Hever, Henry VIII -
- - 21:30 Markbeech, Kentish Horse -
18 Dec 04
Cowden Mummers 21:30 Cowden, Queens Arms John Hills
01732 762224
18 Dec 04 Darent Valley Champions 20:30 Otford, The Crown
[Further performances will happen in the other pubs in this village, depending upon the audiences. See the website for uptodate information]
Tony Tomlin
01622 685960
18 Dec 04 West Malling Champions pm West Malling
[We perform only the traditional Malling Champions play in East and West Malling, usually on the evening of the last Saturday before Christmas.]
Alan Austen
01732 843818
- - pm East Malling -
19 Dec 04
RATCO (Royal Acme Tipteer Company) Mummers 20:30 Stone in Oxney, Crown Geoff Marchant
- - 20:30 Stone in Oxney, The Crown -
19 Dec 04 Ravensbourne Mummers & Sword Dancers 21:00 Royal Tunbridge Wells, Royal Oak, Prospect Road Patrick Joyce
020 8653 6526
20 Dec 04
The Hoodeners 21:00 Sarre, The Crown
[For updates see http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/bj1/hood/bjhoodsc.htm]
Ben Jones
01843 847701
- - 21:45 Sarre, King's Head -
21 Dec 04
The Hoodeners 21:00 Monkton, White Stag
[For updates see http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/bj1/hood/bjhoodsc.htm]
Ben Jones
01843 847701
- - 22:00 St. Nicholas at Wade, The Bell -
22 Dec 04
The Hoodeners 20:00 St. Nicholas at Wade, Village Hall
[For updates see http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/bj1/hood/bjhoodsc.htm]
Ben Jones
01843 847701
- - 22:00 Marshside, Boyden Gate -
23 Dec 04
Ravensbourne Mummers & Sword Dancers 20:00 Knockholt, Three Horseshoes Patrick Joyce
020 8653 6526
- - 20:45 Farnborough, The Woodman -
- - 21:30 Keston, Three Doves -
23 Dec 04 The Hoodeners 21:00 St. Nicholas at Wade, The Bell
[For updates see http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/bj1/hood/bjhoodsc.htm]
Ben Jones
01843 847701
- - - St. Nicholas at Wade, The Sun -
26 Dec 04
Hartley Morris Men 12:00 Stanstead, Black Horse
[Firle Play]
Tony Tomlin
01622 985960
- - 13:15 Wrotham, Rose & Crown -
26 Dec 04 The (Insert Name Here) Mummers 13:00 Blackheath, Princess of Wales
[Tour of Blackheath pubs with the Blackheath Morris Men & Fowlers Molly, commencing 13.00 at The Princess of Wales on Blackheath - Meeting from 12:00]
Mick McTiernan
077 646 55752
- - 14:00 Blackheath, The Crown, Tranquil Vale -
- - 15:00 Blackheath, Duke of Edinburgh, Lee High Road -
26 Dec 04 Wadard Mummers 14:00 nr Southfleet, The Wheatsheaf
[Times very approximate]
Fred Hands
01 Jan 05
Wadard Mummers 03:00 Trottiscliffe, The Plough
[Times very approximate]
Fred Hands
03 Dec 05
Hartley Morris Men pm Wrotham, Xmas light celebrations and market
[Hartley Morris Men will be dancing and performing the Firle Mummers Play ]
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10 Dec 05
Darent Valley Champions 20:15 Shoreham, Old George
[Times are still subject to change so see the DVC web site to check.]
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- - 21:15 Shoreham, The Crown -
- - 21:45 Shoreham, Two Brewers -
- - 22:30 Shoreham, Kings Arms -
14 Dec 05
Mummers of Boyden Gate 21:30 Chislet, Gate Inn -
17 Dec 05
Cowden Mummers 21:30 Cowden, Queens Arms
[2005 is something like our 30th year and still going strong. The usual story of St George overcoming all manner of difficulty to gain the Queen of Egypt`s daughter.]
John Hills
01732 762224
17 Dec 05 Darent Valley Champions 20:30 Otford, The Bull
[Times are still subject to change so see the DVC web site to check.]
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- - 21:15 Otford, The Horns -
- - 22:00 Otford, The Crown -
- - 22:30 Otford, The Woodman -
17 Dec 05 West Malling Champions - West Malling, The Bull
[The Champtions will be performing their play at each of the seven pubs in West Malling during the evening.]
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18 Dec 05
Mummers of Boyden Gate 21:00 Bridge, Plough and Harrow -
18 Dec 05 RATCO (Royal Acme Tipteer Company) Mummers 20:30 Stone in Oxney, The Crown Geoff Marchant
19 Dec 05
Whitstable Hoodeners 20:30 Chislet, Gate Inn -
20 Dec 05
The Hoodeners 22:00 St. Nicholas at Wade, "Dobbin"
01843 848621
21 Dec 05
The Hoodeners 20:00 St. Nicholas at Wade, Village Hall "Dobbin"
01843 848621
- - 20:30 Chislet, Gate Inn -
- - 21:00 Sarre, The Crown -
- - 22:00 Marshside, Boyden Gate -
22 Dec 05
The Hoodeners 20:00 Monkton, White Stag "Dobbin"
01843 848621
- - 22:00 Sarre, King's Head -
23 Dec 05
Mummers of Boyden Gate 21:30 Chislet, Gate Inn -
23 Dec 05 The Hoodeners 22:00 St. Nicholas at Wade, Bell Inn "Dobbin"
01843 848621
26 Dec 05
Hartley Morris Men 12:00 Stanstead, Black Horse
[Hartley Morris Men will be dancing and performing the Firle Mummers Play ]
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- - 13:15 Wrotham, Rose and Crown -
26 Dec 05 Mummers of Boyden Gate 12:00 Chislet, Gate Inn
[Play followed by Wantsum Morris 1.00pm]
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26 Dec 05 Rabble Folk Theatre 13:00 Charing, The Bowl
[The play is a hybrid between the Christmas champions play and the Derby Tup.]
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01 Jan 06
Rabble Folk Theatre 13:00 Hucking, Hook and Hatchet
[The play is a hybrid between the Christmas champions play and the Derby Tup.]
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05 Jan 06
Mummers of Boyden Gate 21:00 Chislet, Gate Inn -
11 Nov 06
Root and Branch Theatre Company 14:00 Royal Tunbridge Wells, Corn Exchange
[Story of the Wells'. Followed by storytelling, folk drama and song workshops with Flux the Dragon.]
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12 Nov 06
Root and Branch Theatre Company 14:00 Royal Tunbridge Wells, Corn Exchange
[Story of the Wells'. Followed by storytelling, folk drama and song workshops with Flux the Dragon.]
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14 Dec 06
Ravensbourne Mummers & Sword Dancers 20:00 Shipbourne, The Chaser Paul Burgess
07893 394550
- - 20:45 Ivy Hatch, The Plough -
- - 21:30 Dunk's Green, Kentish Rifleman -
21 Dec 06
Ravensbourne Mummers & Sword Dancers 20:30 Bidborough, Hare & Hounds Paul Burgess
07893 394550
- - 21:30 Penshurst, Bottle House -
18 Dec 11
World Famous Ashdown Mummers 12:00 Groombridge, The Crown
[Every year since 1973 The World Famous Ashdown Mummers have performed their traditional Sussex folk drama in and around the Ashdown Forest.]
St George
22 Dec 12
West Malling Champions - West Malling
[Traditional Mumming play, revived in about 1980, performed on the last Saturday before Christmas only.]
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