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The Clayworth Plough Play
Sunday, 20 January 2019, 12.00pm -  1.00pm

Location

The Blacksmiths at Clayworth
Town Street, Clayworth
Retford
DN22 9AD

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The Clayworth Plough Play

Sunday 20th January 2019

Blacksmiths, Clayworth at 12 noon
The Brewers Arms, Clayworth at 12.30pm

The Clayworth Plough Players keep tradition alive by performing the Plough Play in Clayworth and other local villages every January.

Following their live performance on Friday 18th January in four local villages - Lound village, Gringley on the Hill, Clarborough and Clayworth they make their final performance on Sunday 20th January in Town Street, Clayworth at the Blacksmiths at 12 noon and the Brewers Arms at 12.30pm.

Centuries ago most villages had a Plough Play all with a similar structure but each would have its own local characteristics and quirks.  They are traditionally performed in early January as it signals the beginning of the farming year.

Our local plough play is a 'mumming' type of play, which is a type of folk play performed by amateur actors, traditionally all male, who were known as 'mummers'.  Mumming plays represent the dying fields of winter followed by the earth's rebirth each spring and the ensuing bounty of harvest providing our food.

The Plough Play is colourful, fun (it can be hilarious!) and is always slightly different each year it's performed! 

WARNING!  The Wiseton Road out of Clayworth towards Drakeholes will be closed for resurfacing from Monday 14th to Friday 25th January, so make sure you travel to Clayworth from the Clarborough/Hayton direction.

The Clayworth Plough Play

Sunday 20th January 2019

Blacksmiths, Clayworth at 12 noon
The Brewers Arms, Clayworth at 12.30pm

The Clayworth Plough Players keep tradition alive by performing the Plough Play in Clayworth and other local villages every January.

Following their live performance on Friday 18th January in four local villages - Lound village, Gringley on the Hill, Clarborough and Clayworth they make their final performance on Sunday 20th January in Town Street, Clayworth at the Blacksmiths at 12 noon and the Brewers Arms at 12.30pm.

Centuries ago most villages had a Plough Play all with a similar structure but each would have its own local characteristics and quirks.  They are traditionally performed in early January as it signals the beginning of the farming year.

Our local plough play is a 'mumming' type of play, which is a type of folk play performed by amateur actors, traditionally all male, who were known as 'mummers'.  Mumming plays represent the dying fields of winter followed by the earth's rebirth each spring and the ensuing bounty of harvest providing our food.

The Plough Play is colourful, fun (it can be hilarious!) and is always slightly different each year it's performed! 

WARNING!  The Wiseton Road out of Clayworth towards Drakeholes will be closed for resurfacing from Monday 14th to Friday 25th January, so make sure you travel to Clayworth from the Clarborough/Hayton direction.



Location

The Blacksmiths at Clayworth
Town Street, Clayworth
Retford
DN22 9AD




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