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Lympstone Mummers Saturday 23rd December

Lympstone Mummers will tour the pubs with the Village’s traditional Mummers Play two nights before Christmas, on Friday December 23rd. The ten minute play is probably about 200 years old and is thought to have originally been performed by Lympstone’s fishermen, seeking contributions to their festive funds from the “big houses”.

All words in the script, handed down over generations, will be spoken but there might be the odd embellishment as England’s old foes are comically cut down and rudely revived by a dubious doctor.

Our troupe of players and musician will burst thirstily into the Saddlers at around 8.30 and fight their way through the Redwing at 9.15. They will then pay homage to The Globe, performing the play outside (unless the ground is too soggy to be slaughtered on), before arriving at the Swan by about 10pm.

A collection will be taken for the Children’s Society.

Old Father Christmas

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