Coventry Mummers

In Come We . . .

Brace yourselves for some real tradition!
Fifteen jolly boys are ready to act, sing, dance  (!) and fight glorious battles of yore.

Mummers Plays were a rural activity performed not by 'Actors' but by ordinary people for their community in homes, pubs or streets.

We are a side of some 15 men formed in 1966 to promote the performance, research, study and public awareness of Mummers Plays or 'English Ritual Drama'.   Although not the oldest team to revive Mumming, we believe that we were the first stand-alone side to specialise exclusively in Mumming, enjoying a stable membership and regular weekly meetings throughout the year.

We have performed, talked and directed plays at schools, colleges and festivals, including workshops and lectures. For larger events we can offer advice and help in booking country dance bands and callers, and other specialist acts.

We do not use scenery, sets, special lighting or amplification and so our 'in-out time' is nil and we can perform in almost any venue or situation. In the past these have included everything from small rooms to large halls and - outdoors - from street corners to big arenas. Our audiences have varied from less than ten to many hundreds and from passers-by to invited glitterati. For anyone requiring entertainment that is historical or traditionally 'English' in character, our plays offer one of the few opportunities for sustained humour. Our costumes are colourful, our weapons spectacular and our performances memorable!


Further information in our Diary of Future Events

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