Rain had been forecast so the cast of the Mummers play had to ready themselves in record time.
This year's play was written
by Ruth and, as it should, reflected some of the carryings on in our village during 2012.
All the regular characters were present, Mike as Room, Dave as the Egyptian Knight
Bold Slasher, Chris as St George, Hazel as his wife The Queen of Little Egypt, Roger as Nogbert their son, Julie as Dame Copper Headmistress of Little Egypt
Dame School and Squire Neville as the Green King.
Slasher's concubines were elegantly played by Sally and Nikki.
The music this year was performed live by Maggie, Ruth and Bob.
In essence the play told the tale of how Dame Copper had been hoodwinked into acccepting, free of charge, a thousand good quill pens from the Egyptian bounder Slasher.
Of course, there was a price to pay putting the future of the school, and Nogbert's education, in jeopardy.
So, Queen Hazel bullies her husband St George into challenging Slasher to what turns out to be a bloody fight and George is killed.
Slasher then attacks Dame Copper and kills her too. Who will save the day? Why, young Nogbert who rushes up to Slasher and kills him with his little penknife.
Nothing left to do but to call for a doctor, in this case the Green King, to revive the dead souls with his special potion (Greene King IPA) and to persuade everyone to
be friends so that peace may reign.
The audience seemed to like it, with much hissing, booing, cheering and laughter at appropriate and not so appropriate places.