WINTER SOLSTICE – THE MUMMERS RETURN!
Beneath the ‘Sacred Oak’ on Rendham Knoll, Friday 21st December.
“Dust your lamps! Prime your wicks!
Make ready your tankards! The Long Night draws near!
Now is the time for mists, magic, merriment, mayhem and Mummers!” cries The Speaker.
Once again, for ONE NIGHT ONLY, the Rendham Mummers (“still never knowingly over rehearsed!”) perform their latest play and seasonal offering, “Return of the King”, at 7.30pm. You are assured an experience not to be missed and the perfect way to begin the Yule Celebrations!!!! See Rendham Mummers’ Facebook page.
The play is based around the pagan mythology of the twin gods, the Holly King and the Oak King, who are seen as one deity, the Hornèd God – the Green Man. Each one rules for half the year before making way for the twin brother at the Solstice. However, on this one Winter Solstice, the Holly King refuses to die! Oh dear!
Why not come and find out whether we are to face everlasting winter or can the Doctor rescue the situation again? Join the Mummers in their celebration of the Solstice, and, we hope, the rebirth of the sun.
Seasonal refreshments are available from 6.30pm.
The traditional Hat Collection, taken at the end of the performance, will be donated to IPSWICH HOSPITAL BLOSSOM APPEAL; which is raising monies to develop a modern Breast Care Centre, incorporating dedicated clinics for Men, and Young People.
The evening concludes with a torchlight procession, as the Straw Cart and rider/s are pulled down to the Rendham White Horse. So please bring lanterns and torches.
Parking is available in the recreation field in Bruisyard Road (opposite the pub).
To date, the Rendham Mummers have performed seventeen plays, raising thousands of pounds for local charities thanks to the generosity of their supporters.
Maybe we will see you there,