Well that was a good evening. Lots of warmth of welcome on a freezing cold evening! We had to revise our planned Mumming Tour as some of the pubs were showing the World Cup Semi final, and we had missed that finer point when organising our tour.
We performed at The Park Inn where the play went down extremely well, with Alison Haworth taking the part of Mother Christmas and doing it very well. Di Clark not only arranged the music session at the Park but also played the part of Beelzebub.
Alex Dixon played the part of Valiant Soldier and looked resplendent in a newly made paper mache Norman Spangelhelm. King George was Paul Tarrant who lamented that he was not able to actually button up his red Guards tunic now, but was able to ten years back! And Keith Lascelles was Doctor and looks like he did 15 years back. Nigel Haworth played the part of the narrator. Music was provided by fiddle supremo Siân Musgrave and Di after the performance and we all enjoyed a beer and a natter with Yotin Wallace and Kate Alys who dropped in to watch us with a young dinosaur!
Here’s a few pics, mostly taken by Siân of the ensuing mayhem of the Mummers Play, or Christmas Sport as it was known on Gower. More available on our FB page.
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