For over forty years the Wantage Mummers have strode into the street on Boxing Day to delight hundreds of people and raise thousands of pounds for charity. This year will be different – COVID-19 has driven the Mummers into cyberspace. By flying back through the cloud King Alfred, Beau Slasher
and the rest of the cast have put together an on-line “COVID-19 Edition” of the play.
To access the performance go to https://www.wantagemummers.org.uk/covid19-edition. The recording will be available from 10am Boxing Day until Twelfth Night and the site will have a facility to make donations to this year’s charity. Given the circumstances the Mummers have chosen to support NHS Charities Together – please give generously.
So, between Boxing Day and Twelfth Night put on a silly hat, get a drink in your hand, sit in front of your festive laptop/tablet/phone, tune into the Wantage Mummers Play and enjoy an uplifting COVID antidote.