The Warburton Souling Play - The Present Day
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The Parish of Warburton
The Play's History
The Revival
The Post Revival Period

The 2019 season
What happened in 2018
What happened in 2017

The Saracen's Head logo The Play's history brought up to date.

Details of our recent years' performances

The Play still continues to be performed each year with the first performance of each season being in the Saracen's Head in Warburton on the 1st November - or the 2nd if the 1st is a Sunday, as it is this year. The Play will then usually go out for a further 4 or 5 nights during the following 7-14 days, quite often on the Friday and Saturday but also with a lot of mid week dates in some years - it all depends upon how the year falls against the days of the week.

As mentioned on the Post Revival pages, 2002 was the start of what has now become established as the routine for the 'last night'.  The Gang meet at the Saracen's Head at lunchtime on the last day and then perform at the Autumn Fair in St Werburgh's Church in the afternoon. We then start our evening tour at sometime between 5.00pm and 6.00pm before returning to the Saracen's Head later in the evening. The day is finished off with singing and music by those Gang members still capable of doing so and also by anyone else wishing to come along and join in. This gives an added treat to those coming some distance to see the last performance.

2017 will hopefully follow that same routine, although details are given on the 2017 season page as to possible differences.

This page updated: 14th November 2020