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Manks Concert 2014 - Manx dialect play: 'The Dumb Cake' by Lilian and Eva Kneen, performed by the Michael Players

Published on 7 Dec 2016

The Michael Players present Lilian and Eva Kneen's Manx dialect play 'The Dumb Cake'.

First produced in 1952, the one act comic play is based on an old Manx custom for divining the future.

A 'soddag valloo' or dumb cake is made and eaten in silence in the hope that the name of a future husband would be conjured up.

Jane-Ann - Ann Corlett
Mary-Ellen - Win Callister
Betsy-dark-eyes - Ann Barron
Mr Quilleash - John Barron
Dr Clague - Roy Kennaugh
Bill Magee - Alan Craine
Juan Qualtrough - John 'Dog' Callister

The performance was filmed at the Manks Concert for the Manx branch of the Celtic Congress, Peel Centenary Centre, 1 February 2014.

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