Past Folk Play Performances - Oxfordshire

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Oxfordshire, England

Date Group Time Venue Contact
22 Dec 01
Ducklington Mummers 20:00 Witney / Ducklington
[Life, death, cross dressing, is there anything else?]
Peter West
01869 601451
26 Dec 01
Eydon Mummers 12:15 Wardington, Hare & Hounds
[with Royal Oak Morris]
Kevin Lodge
01327 261535
26 Dec 01 Towersey Morris Men 12:00 Towersey, Three Horseshoes
[Christmas Programme 2001 : Mummers & dancing]
David Goddard
13 Dec 02
Towersey Morris Men - Kingston Blount, Cherry Tree -
- - - Lewknor, Leathern Bottel -
20 Dec 02
Ducklington Mummers 08:30 Witney, New Inn, Corn Street Peter West
01869 601451
- - 09:00 Minster Lovell, White Hart -
- - 09:30 Curbridge, Lord Kitchener -
- - 10:00 Ducklington, Strickland Arms -
- - 20:00 Witney, Robin Hood -
21 Dec 02
Ducklington Mummers 20:00 Witney, Carpenters Arms, Oxford Road Peter West
01869 601451
- - 20:30 Witney, The Court, West End -
- - 21:00 Witney, House of Windsor, West End -
- - 21:30 Witney, Three Pigeons, Wood Green -
- - 22:00 Ducklington, Bell Inn -
24 Dec 02
Blewbury Mummers 19:30 Blewbury
[Performing at each pub]
-
26 Dec 02
Adderbury Mummers 13:00 Adderbury, The Bell Inn
[Other informal performances to be decided]
Verna or Stephen Wass
26 Dec 02 Towersey Morris Men - Towersey, Three Horseshoes
[Christmas Mummers play]
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26 Dec 02 Wantage Mummers 10:00 Faringdon, Market Place Steve Dagnall
- - 12:00 Wantage, The Bear -
- - 13:00 Childrey, The Hatchet -
04 Jul 03
Banbury Hobby Horse Festival - Banbury
[Performers include: Llantrisant Mari Lwyd, Harthill Morris with a Tup, Darlington Mummers with a Tup, a skull horse from Yorkshire, and a "rude" Wooing Horse, and "Mum and Tuk" players from Temple Guiting School, Gloucestershire (melding of Barbadian and English mumming customs), plus "steel donkey".]
Sandy Glover
05 Jul 03
Banbury Hobby Horse Festival - Banbury Sandy Glover
06 Jul 03
Banbury Hobby Horse Festival - Banbury Sandy Glover
09 Dec 03
Shakespeare Mummers 22:15 Balscote, Butcher's Arms (Folk Club) Michael Dunn
01789 268252
16 Dec 03
Abingdon Mummers 20:00 Abingdon, Town tour
[We perform the Sunningwell (Oxfordshire) Mummers Play around the local pubs, just before Christmas, and collect for local charities. This year's charity is DAWN, the 'talking local newspaper' service for the blind and partially sighted. Please e-mail or ring for details of pubs/times - we hope to see you!]
Ian White
01235 531559
19 Dec 03
Abingdon Mummers 20:00 Drayton & Steventon, World tour
[We perform the Sunningwell (Oxfordshire) Mummers Play around the local pubs, just before Christmas, and collect for local charities. This year's charity is DAWN, the 'talking local newspaper' service for the blind and partially sighted. Please e-mail or ring for details of pubs/times - we hope to see you!]
Ian White
01235 531559
19 Dec 03 Ducklington Mummers 20:30 Witney/Ducklington, Five Pubs Peter West
01869 601451
20 Dec 03
Ducklington Mummers 20:30 Witney/Ducklington, Five Pubs Peter West
01869 601451
21 Dec 03
Finstock Mummers 12:30 Charlbury, Bell Hotel Tony Cooper
01993 868743
- - 13:00 Finstock, The Crown -
- - 13:30 Finstock, Plough Inn -
23 Dec 03
Owlswick Morris 20:00 Chinnor, Red Lion
[Mummers' play performance followed by a music session]
Mary Walter
01494 481459
24 Dec 03
Blewbury Mummers 19:30 Blewbury
[Performing at each pub]
-
26 Dec 03
Adderbury Mummers 13:00 Adderbury, Bell Inn Verna Wass
01295 758222
26 Dec 03 Eydon Mummers 12:15 Wardington, Hare & Hounds Kevin Lodge
01327 261535
26 Dec 03 Wantage Mummers 10:00 Faringdon, Market Place Steve Dagnall
01793 710401
- - 12:00 Wantage, The Bear -
- - 13:00 Childrey, The Hatchet -
18 Jan 04
Hummers' Mummers 14:00 Rotherfield Peppard, The Unicorn
[To be confirmed. Doing our own version of Atkinson's 'St George & the Turkish Knight' (1898)]
Jerry Moreton
- - 15:00 Gallowstree Common, The Reformation -
31 Jan 04
Hummers' Mummers 14:00 Caversham, Clifton Arms, Gosbrook Street
[Doing our own version of Atkinson's 'St George & the Turkish Knight' (1898)]
Jerry Moreton
- - 16:00 Caversham, Prince of Wales, Prospect Street -
02 Jul 04
Banbury Hobby Horse Festival - Banbury
[National gathering of traditional and modern 'humanimals' that features some folk drama, such as Kentish hoodening, Welsh Mari Lwyd, tup and other mummers plays.]
Sandy Glover
03 Jul 04
Banbury Hobby Horse Festival - Banbury
[National gathering of traditional and modern 'humanimals' that features some folk drama, such as Kentish hoodening, Welsh Mari Lwyd, tup and other mummers plays.]
Sandy Glover
04 Jul 04
Banbury Hobby Horse Festival - Banbury
[National gathering of traditional and modern 'humanimals' that features some folk drama, such as Kentish hoodening, Welsh Mari Lwyd, tup and other mummers plays.]
Sandy Glover
02 Dec 04
Don Rouse 19:30 Eynsham, Eynsham Primary School Hall
["Bampton Mummers" - Talk to the Eynsham History Group]
Brian Atkins
04 Dec 04
Abingdon Mummers pm Witney, Cogges Manor Farm Museum
[All proceeds will be donated to a local Abingdon charity. Advent Weekend at Cogges Manor Farm Museum - http://tinyurl.com/5ewcj.]
Ian White
01235 531559
05 Dec 04
Abingdon Mummers pm Witney, Cogges Manor Farm Museum
[All proceeds will be donated to a local Abingdon charity. Advent Weekend at Cogges Manor Farm Museum - http://tinyurl.com/5ewcj.]
Ian White
01235 531559
15 Dec 04
Oxford City Morris Men 20:00 Wolvercote, Oxford, The Plough
[Mumming]
bagman
- - 21:00 Marston, Oxford, Vicky Arms -
17 Dec 04
Abingdon Mummers - Drayton, Steventon, Out-of-town pub tour
[All proceeds will be donated to a local Abingdon charity.]
Ian White
01235 531559
17 Dec 04 Ducklington Mummers pm Witney/Ducklington, 5 Pubs
[Friday evening performances end at Strickland Arms, Ducklington]
Peter West
01869 601451
18 Dec 04
Ducklington Mummers pm Witney/Ducklington, 5 Pubs
[Saturday evening performances end at The Bell Inn, Ducklington.]
Peter West
01869 601451
19 Dec 04
Finstock Mummers 12:30 Charlbury, Bell Hotel
[Close links with Charlbury Morris]
Tony Cooper
01993 868743
- - 13:00 Finstock, The Crown -
- - 13:30 Finstock, Plough Inn -
21 Dec 04
Abingdon Mummers - Abingdon, Town pub tour
[All proceeds will be donated to a local Abingdon charity.]
Ian White
01235 531559
26 Dec 04
Owlswick Morris 12:30 Fringford, Butchers Arms Delly Blane
26 Dec 04 Wantage Mummers 10:00 Faringdon, Market Place Graham Hubbard
- - 12:00 Wantage, The Bear -
- - 13:00 Childrey, The Hatchet -
27 Dec 04
Headington Mummers - Headington -
01 Jan 05
Owlswick Morris 12:30 Finstock, The Plough Delly Blane
05 Jan 05
Oxford City Morris Men 20:00 Oxford, Gardeners Arms, North Parade
[Mumming]
bagman
- - 21:00 Oxford, Rose & Crown, North Parade -
13 Nov 05
Shakespeare Mummers 22:15 Epwell, Chandlers Arms Alan Whitbread
13 Dec 05
Shakespeare Mummers 22:15 Epwell, Chandlers Arms Alan Whitbread
18 Dec 05
Finstock Mummers 13:00 Finstock, The Crown Tony Cooper
01993 868743
- - 13:30 Finstock, Plough Inn -
24 Dec 05
Bampton Mummers - Bampton -
26 Dec 05
Adderbury Mummers 13:00 Adderbury, Bell Inn
[Regular annual performance since 1996, sections of the play are updated each year with topical content, and published on our website.]
Verna Wass
01295 758222
26 Dec 05 Ducklington Traditional Mummers 12:30 Ducklington, Bell Inn
[First performance for over 100 years of the Ducklington play recorded by Jesse Fisher in 1884. The cast are all village residents and locals at "The Bell".]
Roger Barnes
01993 706198
26 Dec 05 Owlswick Morris 12:30 Fringford, Bicester, Butcher's Arms Delly Blane
01608 658127
26 Dec 05 Wantage Mummers 10:00 Faringdon, Market Place Steve Dagnall
07762 372106
- - 12:00 Wantage, Bear Hotel -
- - 13:00 Childrey, The Hatchet -
01 Jan 06
Owlswick Morris 12:30 Kingham, The Plough Delly Blane
01608 658127
15 Dec 06
Ducklington Mummers - Witney/Crawley/Ducklington, various pubs
[Life, death, cross dressing, is there anything else?]
Peter West
01869 601451
17 Dec 06
Finstock Mummers 13:00 Finstock, The Crown
[Twentieth anniversary of this performance in the village.]
Tony Cooper
01993 868743
- - 13:30 Finstock, The Plough Inn -
22 Dec 06
Ducklington Mummers - Witney/Crawley/Ducklington, various pubs
[Finishing at the bell in Ducklington for much merrymaking.]
Peter West
01869 601451
23 Dec 06
Ancient Men 19:30 Oxford, Jericho area
[The Ancient Men will be performing the Holton Mummers Play (collected in 1959) in the Jericho area of Oxford. The itinerary is still being compiled, kick-off some time around 7.30pm.]
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26 Dec 06
Ducklington Traditional Mummers 12:00 Ducklington, Strickland Arms
[The second time the play will have been performed this century. Last performances were 1904 and 2005. An unusual 2 act play collected in Ducklington in 1883.]
Roger Barnes
01993 706198
- - 13:30 Ducklington, Bell Inn -
26 Dec 06 Wantage Mummers 00:00 Wantage, Bear Hotel Steve Dagnall
07762 372106
- - 11:00 Faringdon, Market Place -
- - 13:00 Childrey, The Hatchet -
24 Dec 10
Bampton Mummers - Bampton
[Pubs and private homes.]
-
21 Dec 11
Oxford City Morris Men 20:00 Old Marston, Victoria Arms Graham Diggle
01865 485762
22 Dec 11
Oxford City Morris Men 19:30 Oxford, North Parade Graham Diggle
01865 485762
23 Dec 11
Oxford City Morris Men 20:30 Oxford, Folly Bridge Inn Graham Diggle
01865 485762

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