DECEMBER 2018

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 any of the persons below.


Friday 14th, Harborough Magna Mummers Play

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  • Provisional times and venues; they will be confirmed on this page soon.
  • 8:00 p.m. The Raven, Brinklow, CV23 0LN.
  • 8:30 p.m. Golden Lion, Easenhall, CV23 0JA.
  • 9:00 p.m. The Old Lion, Harborough Magna, CV23 0HQ.
  • 9:30 p.m. Denbigh Arms, Monks Kirby, CV23 0QX.

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.

For further information contact Graham Hall Email him here


Sunday 16th, Newbold on Avon Mummers Play

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  • Provisional times and venues; they will be confirmed on this page soon.
  • 10:30 a.m. Pantolf Place, Newbold on Avon, CV21 1HR.
  • 11:00 a.m. Newbold Road, Newbold on Avon, CV21 1EF.
  • 11:35 a.m. St Botolph's Church, Newbold on Avon, CV21 1HH.
  • 12:10 p.m. Manor House Close, Newbold on Avon, CV21 1HB.
  • 1.30 p.m. The Barley Mow, Main Street, Newbold on Avon, CV21 1HW.

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!

For further information contact Pete Willow on 07887 552896.


Wednesday 26th, The Stoneleigh Mummers Play

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  • 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Ashow, CV8 2LE.
  • 11:00 a.m. Stoneleigh Close, CV8 3DE.
  • 11:30 a.m. 'The Bank', CV8 3DA.
  • 12 noon Church Lane, CV8 3DN.
  • 12:45 p.m. Walkers Orchard, CV8 3JG.
  • 1:15 p.m. Stoneleigh Village Club, CV8 3DH.

For further information contact Tim Chatham on 07875388135 or email him at tim.chatham@yahoo.co.uk

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 43rd year of its revival.