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St George and the Dragon - A Mummers' Play

A traditional medieval play with dance, music and merriment, for all the family

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Gather around, get comfy and enjoy the magic of a medieval mummers' play in the company of the Mayflower Morris Men, with a cast of twelve actors and musicians.

The current form of this Mummers’ Play stems at least from the time of the Third Crusade in the twelfth century when the popularity of the legend of St. George and the Dragon was at its height. The play’s meaning is still plain - Good overcomes Evil!

Shows start at 11:30 and 2:15 and last for about 25 minutes. These performances are free of charge, and there is no need to book. Entry to our garden, tea-room and bookshop is also free (admission fees apply to the house).

Times

The basics

Suitability

Suitable for all the family

Meeting point

Please join us on the main lawn in the Paycocke's garden.

What to bring and wear

These are outdoor performances, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Accessibility

Level access to gardens, tea-room and toilet.

Contact info

Paycocke's House and Garden

Upcoming events

Event

Paycocke's Centenary Day 

It's exactly 100 years since Paycocke's was given to the National Trust, and we are celebrating!

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on
6 May 2024
at
11:00 to 16:00
Event

Spinning Weekend 

Demonstrations and cheerful chat with the Mid-Essex Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

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on
25 May to 27 May 2024
at
11:00 to 16:00
+ 2 other dates or times
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Coggeshall Open Gardens 

Paycocke's delightful Arts and Crafts style garden will be part of this lively, village-wide event.

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on
2 Jun 2024
at
13:00 to 18:00
Event

1920s Weekend 

Join the Companye of Merrie Folke as they turn the clock back to 1924 and celebrate the roaring 20s at Paycocke's.

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on
29 Jun to 30 Jun 2024
at
11:00 to 16:00
+ 1 other date or time