A Typical Performance
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Our Forty Third 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 & bars. It's a tough job but someone has to do it! You can see a YouTube video of the play here.
Last year we donated £2400 to good causes, taking our total we've given away since we revived the play to over £30,000, a figure we're immensely proud of. As usual, this season's collection will be distributed between local good causes: Haddenham Community Library, the MPS Society, Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway and Helen & Douglas House.
This year we continue our tradition of having a short but very intense performing season, starting with the the first of three visits to Chinnor railway station, headquarters of the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway on 1st and 7th December, followed by our Out of Village Tour on the evening of 13th then Haddenham Winterfest the following day, 14th. We're at Abbeyfield House and the Thursday Club on 19th and we have our In Village tour on Friday 20th before returning to the Chinnor Railway for the last time on Sunday 22nd December. See the Appearances section (top left) for more tour details.
You can find out more information by emailing Tim Chowns: timchowns AT btinternet.com (put in a real @ sign instead of AT) or by following us on Facebook.
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