We have written and performed two mummers plays.
Although these plays are traditionally performed at Christmas time, their message of good over evil and death and re-birth are relevant at any time of the year.
Our first play was performed during the Summer 2012 season and we change the lead character (traditionally Father Christmas) to match the changing months. During April and May he is The Green Man; in June and July he is St. Vitus, the patron saint of dancers and actors (his day is June 28th) and as harvest time approaches he becomes John Barleycorn. This play has a very strong Cornish flavour; for example a miner, fish wives and a pasty up against a mine owner, an E U bureaucrat and a doctor damning the consumption of pasties and beer. In the end all is saved by the "Will Trelawney guy".
For Christmas 2012 our play was much more traditional both in words and characters, but we do keep Cornish connections and some contemporary themes. Father Christmas takes the lead along with such traditional characters like Beelzebub, The Doctor and a dragon. Cornish characters include King Arthur, Tregeagle and St. Piran (standing in for an absent St. George).
Will there be further plays? Who knows? But the very nature of mummers plays is that they change, mutate and adapt all the time.
If you want a copy of the scripts, then get in touch with us.