Morris dancers release online show this Christmas

By Rebecca Spencer

Morris dancers have released a Christmas mummers’ play to replace their usual pub performances.

The Greensleeves Morris Men from Merton have taken to web cam acting as tier four restrictions cancel their annual Christmas programme.

The play features comical characters like Captain Coronavirus, Father Christmas and St George.

Leader of Greensleeves Morris Men, Neil Barrett, said: “We know our favourite public house dance spots are suffering during lockdown, so we want to get out and support them.

“We hope to begin public performances again when the situation improves.”

Founded in 1926, Greensleeves Morris Men is the longest established Morris club in London, and leader, Mr Barrett, has been a member for 44 years.

To ensure Greensleeves are ready to perform when Covid restrictions eventually are lifted, Mr Barrett has been leading virtual practice dance sessions during the London lockdown.

You can watch the Mummers’ play on their website and new members are always welcome.

Pictured: Greensleeves Morris Men (Picture: Greensleeves Morris Men)


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