Christmas Revels ~ December 2009

A Medieval Tale of the King and the Fool

Photos by David Bazemore   ·   Click the images for a larger view

Read the program booklet

The King …
 

and The Fool
 

Morris Men
 

A courtly dance, “Step Stately”
 

“and the answer is … Wassail!”
 


 

The Children’s Chorus
 


 


 

The Lady of Misrule
 


 

Presenting the boar’s head
 

Preparing to do battle …
 

… with the Dark Lord
 

“Winter Wakeneth Al My Care”
 

Lord of the Dance sequence
 

“I am the Lord of the Dance, said he, …
 

… And I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be”
 

“O Cruor Sanguinis”
 

Abbotts Bromley horn dance
 


 

The Fool and the skeleton
 

Danse Macabre
 

Leading the audience in song, “Dona Nobis Pacem”
 

Audience members sing “The Twelve Days of Christmas”
 

“Five gold rings!”
 

The Mummers’ Play begins
 

Father Christmas
 

Johnny Jack
 

The dragon …
 

… is killed by St. George …
 

… who dies by the Longsword Dancers …
 


 

… but is resurrected by The Fool
 


 


 

“Welcome Yule!”
 


 

The Sussex Mummers’ Carol
 


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