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 2022 season
What happened in 2021
What happened in 2020

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

Details of our most recent years' performances - nominally the last three years. Years previous to that are to be found in The Post Revival Period pages.

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.

After some serious disruption to our routine in 2020 and 2021 that was caused by the Covid-19 pandemic were hopeful that 2022 will be more back to our usual routine. Details of our most recent year of Souling can be found through the homepage.

This page updated: 24th  October 2023.