A Typical Performance
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Our Forty First Year
The Haddenham Mummers perform the traditional village mummers play as published in 1942 by Walter Rose in his book 'Good Neighbours'.
The play was revived in 1976 and every year since then it has been performed in pubs on the days leading up to Christmas. We have two regular tours every season. The first focuses on pubs in the villages around Haddenham while the second, on the Friday before Christmas Eve, takes the performance through all the village pubs & ex-pubs. It's a tough job but someone has to do it! You can see a YouTube video of the play here.
Last year we collected a record £3085 taking our total we've collected since we revived the play to £25,000, a figure we're immensely proud of. As usual, this season's collection will be distributed between local good causes: Haddenham Community Library, the Haddenham Thursday Club, theMPS Society, Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway and Snakemoor Nature Reserve.
This year we continue our tradition of having a short but very intense performing season, starting with the last ever Haddenham Ceilidh on 2nd December 2017. The whole event starts at 3pm but we're not performing until 5pm. The following Friday (8th) we'll be appearing at the end of the Haddenham Churches Together Carol Concert in the Village Hall, followed on 9th by Haddenham Winterfest. Our 'Out Of Village' Tour is on Friday 15th. The following Thursday, 21st, we have a couple of lunch-time performeces for Abbeyfield House and the Thursday Club. The season rounds off with our usual In Village Tour on Friday 22nd. If that was not enough we're also do three Sundays on the Santa Specials at the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway that involves up to 4 performances on each of 5 trains. See the Appearances section (top left) for more tour details.
You can find out more information by emailing Tim Chowns: timchowns AT lloydsbanking.com (put in a real @ sign instead of AT) or by following us on Facebook.