DECEMBER 2021

Traditional Warwickshire Christmas Mumming Plays

During December Coventry Mummers will once again perform the traditional plays from three Warwickshire villages. All are most welcome to come along and support the revival of these ancient plays. If you would like to take part in these plays or would like to host a visit from the Mummers - as it was done long ago - then please contact us using this link.


Friday 17th, Harborough Magna Mummers Play

Harborough Magna is located north-west of Rugby and the play was collected by two members of the Coventry Mummers in 1978 from one Arthur Steet.

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Sunday 19th, Newbold on Avon Mummers Play

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Newbold on Avon, near Rugby, Warwickshire

Newbold on Avon is situated north of Rugby and the text for this play was published in 1899 in the journal of the folk lore society. Revived by the Coventry Mummers in 1976, the play has been performed every year since then at both private and public houses!

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Monday 27th, The Stoneleigh Mummers Play

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Stoneleigh village lies between Coventry and Leamington Spa on the B4109. The Stoneleigh Play was first published in 1926 by Mary Dormer Harris, a prominent local historian and former village resident. She collected the play from a man who played the part of the Doctor. Revived by the Coventry Mummers in 1975, this year marks the 46th year of its revival (although last year was a very small and socially distanced affair).