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The Langport Mummers: St George and The Black Knight

A gripping tale, music and general hilarity for all.


Mumming is traditional colourful village entertainment that has been around for over 300 years in one form or another.  The St George play is the most well known and was performed in villages throughout England.


The Langport Mummers formed in 2003 and perform the traditional St George play in old rhyming verse, adding their own contemporary and idiosyncratic twists. The short play involved St George coming up against The Black Knight, a dastardly villain, with some amusing and disreputable characters along the way - and music too. There was a fierce battle, some sorcery, cross dressing and slapstick but do not worry, the hero triumphed and the play celebrated the end of winter and the arrival of spring.

Langport Mummers St George and the Black Knight

Sunday 3 May, 3pm outside The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill


Characters in the ancient play included St George, Beelzebub, Devility Doubt, old Moll, the exhibitionist quack doctor and the curmudgeon Tosspot. The cast of ten also included loads of accordion players, and artist James Lynch as the Black Knight.