01326 211937 KING CHARLES MUMMERS

The King Charles Mummers  started in 1940, when a young stage-struck curate called Edward Marsden. produced the first of many plays, called Flummery Worzel. Before this there had been occasional dramatic or musical performances in the parish and even entertaining WWII troops with sketches and humorous scenes in Nissen huts with army blankets slung across to form a stage.

Over the years, we have set up shop in a number of places: the old parish hall, the Princess Pavilion and the Polytechnic, until in 1971 they moved to the Church Hall, on a stage equipped with lighting and curtains rescued by a former rector’s wife from The Odeon Cinema in Falmouth when it made way for Tesco.

Over the years we have produced  over  140 plays, with no shortage of talented players in productions ranging from costume drama, murder mysteries, comedies and farce.

Although we have close links to the church, anyone can apply to join. You don’t have to be a member of the church. Younger people are especially welcome. Everyone gets the chance to try out for an acting role, but getting a part is not guaranteed. You can join to help out behind the scenes. In fact all members, including aspiring actors, must be willing to help with all aspects of the group’s activities – props, scenery, teas, and organising social events. Annual membership fee is  £10. There are usually two productions each year – in spring and autumn. Rehearsals start 3 months before. Social events are an important part of our activities. Recently there have been rambles, boat trips, a weekend away, going to the theatre and a treasure hunt. We’ll consider anything. It’s up to the members to say what they think will be fun.

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On stage in rehearsal for Laying The Ghost