St George and the Dragon – a Mummers Play

Wednesday, 1st December 2021

Performance starts about 8.30pm

Jemmy Hirst at the Rose and Crown - Rawcliffe


Mumming is best described as early pantomime. The plays are based loosely on the legend of St. George and the dragon. The plays are intended to show the struggle between good and evil.

There is much medieval sword play in the play and usually one character eventually plays dead.

Cue the quack doctor who enters, performs a miraculous, albeit comedic, cure on the body and in the process neatly performs the symbolic act of reawakening the earth from the death of winter.

Jemmy Hirst at the Rose and Crown - Rawcliffe
26 Riverside
DN14 8RN

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