A festive celebration for the whole family in the Globe Theatre that will warm your cockles and leave you with a big smile on your face. Join us for stories and song with dancer, Steven Player and stunning instrumental music courtesy of two wonderful musical ensembles: The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble and The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments.
Grab a cup of something hot and come prepared for a good old singalong to usher in the festive period!
The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble is a virtuoso period instrument ensemble with a host of distinguished recordings to its name. The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments’ original projects, which feature rare and exotic instruments from past centuries have been widely praised for their excellence and ingenuity.
Did you know...?
The word ‘wassail’ comes from the Middle English ‘wæs hæil’, meaning ‘be in (good) health!’ It came to mean a spiced ale or mulled cider/wine drink, and also describes the custom of taking this bowl of hot cider from door to door in a community as part of the first fertility festival in the folk calendar.