What are Mum­mers’ Plays?

Countryfile Magazine - - November In The Country -

These tra­di­tional, am­a­teur folk acts were par­tic­u­larly preva­lent in the 18th and 19th cen­turies. Per­formed in pubs, homes and on the streets, they of­ten tell the tale of a com­i­cal doc­tor and his mirac­u­lous re­vival of a van­quished hero, such as Saint Ge­orge. The plays are held through­out the year, in­clud­ing All Souls’ Day on 2 Novem­ber, and are es­pe­cially pop­u­lar in Cheshire and south­ern Eng­land.

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