Rutland Morris’s 2017 season begins
and May Day plans
The Turkish Knight and St George do battle at the George & Dragon, Seaton
Photograph thanks to and © Linda Mills
Rutland Morris began our 2017 season with our traditional celebration of St George's Day on Sunday 23rd April, by dancing and performing our world famous Mummers play featuring, of course, St. George.
We performed in St Georges Square in Stamford, at the Green Dragon in Ryhall and the George & Dragon at Seaton. The fine weather helped both the dancers and the audience! Dr. Sirus - known to cure every virus - commented that it was a show of English resilience as 'St George' was killed every time by the evil 'Turkish Knight' but each time miraculously recovered, only to be harangued by Beelzebub, but again lived to tell the tale.
Quite what the wiffly-waffler was doing showing off his/her legs no-one quite knows, but it all counts as entertainment! The dancing as usual, was spring time perfect, and will only get better, or maybe we have peaked too early? Ho hum ...
We will carry on our traditional events by 'dancing in the dawn' at 5.17am in the Market Place in Uppingham on Monday May 1st.
As it's a bank holiday why not make the most of it with an early start and join us? You can even join us for breakfast at 6.00am in the Vaults if you book before-hand!