One of the highlights of the Folklife Festival was seeing a real, live mummers' play from Northern Ireland. It's just like the one we do in the Christmas show, only with a rubber chicken:
Ok, there are other differences. The Irish accents, for one. The random step dance. The bagpipes. There's a St. Patrick character. And, most of all: St. George isn't the hero, he's the guy you boo. (Get it? England?) However, even though he's kind of nominally a bad guy, they still raised him from the dead after the swordfight.
Also, they had a White Horse character who appeared at the end of the show to chase women in the audience, nipping at their butts. I watched the play with Ogram (new blog character alert: she was on staff for the Christmas show last year), and we agreed that we want to incorporate the White Horse in future shows, although perhaps it would not mount people, as it did to Ogram.