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'MELFORD HYS COMPANIE' AT GOODRICH CASTLE - JUNE 2003
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The late 15th and 16th century living history, theatre and dance troupe, 'Melford hys Company' performed at Goodrich Castle during the weekend of 7th and 8th June 2003. The weekend's performance consisted of three mummers plays; 'The Reeve's Tale' - adopted from Chaucer's tale, 'St. George and hys Manie Enemies' - a traditional mumming play and 'Chanticleer and the Fox' - an old Flemish play. There were also dances performed during which the audience were encouraged to join in, along with displays authentically representing the lifestyle and activities of a group of travelling players on the road. These included encampment, cooking, along with everyday craft and language.

Attending the Sunday afternoon performance with Tina, my daughter Sarah and our 'Twinning Association' guest, Marc Rosenkranz from Betzdorf, Germany, we had a fantastic time and I particularly enjoyed the music, performed by the players using a drum, English pypes and home-made rauschpfifes. Regarding the request on Melford's printed red leaflet, here goes: To whom it may concern in charge of Goodrich Castle, I have a good report of 'Melford hys Companie', please invite them again.

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Melford hys Companie musicians. Melford hys Companie mummers play, The Reeve's Tale.
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Melford hys Companie audience participation dancing. Melford hys Companie audience participation dancing.
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Melford hys Companie blacksmith making nails. Melford hys Companie musicians enterain whilst others cook.
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Melford hys Companie blacksmith making nails. Melford hys Companie musicians enterain whilst others cook.
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