Mummers Team in the country
(the team not the performers)
Darlington Mummers are a revivalist team but with our own 50 year tradition presenting Mummers Plays at Folk Clubs and Festivals; while for many earlier years we simply appeared out of the blue in local pubs. Our stalwart play was long the Pace Egg from Lancaster but for many years now we have performed also a Wooing Play, a Souling Play (featuring Dick the 'oss) and plays from as far as Netley Abbey, Hampshire and as near as Haughton le Skerne. We have also a fine Tup and an Old 'Oss custom. Whilst ever light hearted we are careful never to turn the traditional play into a pantomime.
Sunday 23rd April was St. George's Day and this year we went to the Morpeth Gathering (the 50th) performing the Pace Egg Play, which features St. George!
You never know when we might just raid your Folk Club!
Why not get in touch? We do great chorus songs as well as Mummers Plays...
We meet at the Britannia, Archer St., Darlington DL3 6LR, overlooking the ring road as it joins Bondgate.
Meetings vary. Depends what's on and how much practice we think we need. Next Meeting
We welcome new recruits.
If you're not too far from Darlo, are male, have a good voice but can't act why not get in touch?
Sunday 23rd April - Morpeth Gathering
Saturday 10th June - Redcar Sword Dancers 50th Anniversary. Gt.Ayton, Redcar, Saltburn
Fri-Sun 7-9 July - Furness Tradition Festival. Ulverston
Fri-Sun 11-13 August - we're on the Saltburn Festival leaflet so reckon we're going again
Thursdays 7th & 21st December - Beamish Museum Christmas Nights
Thursday 14th December - Welly Folk Club, Wolviston