Past Shows

Mummers, Michaelmas and the Empress Matilda

30th December 2011

Trapped up in the tower to conceal you from sight, think back to the moments that led to this night.

UnderConstruction created a Christmas Performance with a difference at Oxford Castle in 2011.

Inspired by the age old Oxfordshire tradition of performing Mummer’s plays at Christmas time, UnderConstruction wove in and out of the Castle’s Christmas Market and regaled audiences with an exciting tale of imprisonment and heroism as the castle jesters tried save the Empress Matilda who was besieged, trapped in the castle tower, and in need of entertainment!

Cast & Team:

Empress Matilda: Bryony Neilson
Jesters Marcus Davis-Orrom, Guy Killner & Devane Boyd
George the Knight: Jeremy Allen
Baron Von Sparrowlion: Lee Woodward
Father Christmas: Richard Ward
Tamesis: Jodana Van Vuuren
Musicians: Sam Mabbett, Harry Abel & Nick Tingay

Director and Designer: Lizzy McBain
Script: Lee Woodward, Jeremy Allen & Lizzy McBain
Devised by The Company
Costumes: Harriet Moore & Lizzy McBain
Props: Lisa Thomas & Grace Hailstone
Floral Decoration: Helen Jacobs
Photographer: Robert Viglasky