Master Mummers - New Houghton - Christmas Guysers Play (P.T.Millington Collection (1971, Anon. & S.Richards))

P.T.Millington Collection (1971, Anon. & S.Richards)


Source:

Anon. (Perf.); Sam Richards (Perf.)
NEW HOUGHTON - CHRISTMAS GUYSERS PLAY
P.T.Millington Collection, Col. 25th Feb.1971

Text (29 lines) of a Christmas, Guysers play performed in the 1930s, from New Houghton, Derbys. This text was collected by interview. The same informant later also wrote down the text, with slight differences (see separate record). The characters are; Saint George, Turkish Knight, Doctor and Beelsi Bub. A detailed itinerary includes locations in New Houghton & Glapwell, Derbys., and Pleasley, Mansfield & Shirebrook, Notts. In the late 1950s, a team also took the play to Chesterfield, Derbys.

Index Terms:

Locations: New Houghton, Derbys. (SK4965); Pleasley, Notts. (SK5064); Shirebrook, Notts. (SK5267); Mansfield, Notts. (SK5361); Glapwell, Derbys. (SK4766)
Years: Perf. 1930s; Perf. late 1950s; Col. 1971
Subjects: Text; Guysers; Play; Christmas; Itinerary; Saint George; Turkish Knight; Doctor; Beelsi Bub
People: Peter Thomas Millington (Col.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00377

Last Updated Feb 1987 by Peter Millington.