Rutland Morris's Christmas Plans
Rutland Morris in Red Lion Square in Stamford
Photograph thanks to and © Sally Harnett
Rutland Morris are well under way with their Christmas programme. They have already danced at the Stamford Christmas Fair, and also at Christmas in Uppingham, where they also performed their world (well nearly) famous Mummers play, much to the delight of dozens of children who were not fooled by a 'dead' St George because 'we can see you breathing mister!' There is hope for the future!
On Thursday December 15 they will undertake their annual Christmas 'Mummers and Dance' tour, visiting The Plough at Caldecott at 7.30; The White Swan in Harringworth at 8.15 and finally The Exeter Arms at Barrowden at 9.00. All times are Morris approximates!
In keeping with a forty year and more tradition they will also perform on Boxing Day, at the Horse & Jockey Manton at 11.00am, the Market Place in Uppingham at Noon, and the Crown in Uppingham at 1.00pm. As usual they will perform ‘border dances’ from the English – Welsh borders , and perform their Mummers play, at which those regulars in the audience will be welcome to join in with the words, and don't worry ... St George doesn't die!
Collections for these events will, as usual, go to a local Rutland charity.