MummingRon Shuttleworth is the keeper of costumes of the Coventry Mummers, and of the Morris Ring Folk-Play Archive. These portraits have been made with Ron at his house and always in the same location. 'The wallpaper was the only thing my wife ever let me choose. We have been going since time immoral, and there are damn few of us left. Mummers are not pretending to be something they are not. When the public go to the theatre they suspend their disbelief in reality to accept what they are seeing. However in real life there are many people trying to con them. Mummers try not to convince or be convincing.' The custom of Mumming is a rural activity and players perform from house to house, once a year only.
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