Uffington Mummers

A Traditional Mummers Play that was written down in 1972 from the collective memory of the Bailey family; up until this time it had been an oral tradition, passed on from father to son. This play is only ever performed on special occasions.

Summarised from an interview with Tiggy Packford (Uffington)
2nd July 2000

King GeorgeKing George
(Adrian Dunn)

Beelzebub
Beelzebub
(David Coxhead)

Mother VinneyMother Vinney
(Tiggy Packford)

The Doctor

The Doctor
(Eric Humfrey)

Starcher
Starcher
(Chris Rayner), also referred to as Paddy Royal, with Musician for the day, Pete Smith

Jack, The Doctor, King George & Father ChristmasOld Father Christmas
(Bill Mitchell) supervising the resurrection of King George.  Jack (Duncan Saunders) with cap stands left of The Doctor

Jack
Jack
(Duncan Saunders)

The Mummers Song
The Mummers Song

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