Corbyn campaign ad is 14th Century folk play
JEREMY Corbyn has produced a leadership campaign advert in the form of a 14th Century folk play.
‘Ye Rhime Of Jeremie & His Band Of Pursuivants’ is a three-hour ‘mummers play’ to be performed by morris dancers and historical re-enacters in town squares across the country.
Maypole dancer Roy Hobbs said: “I play Olde Father Socialism, who gives alms and sweetmeats to the children in the audience until the Dragon Kendall forces him to flee.
“He’s eventually saved by the Gentil Knight Corbyn, who drives away the dragon atop his noble steed Nationalisation, which is played by my wife Margaret.”
The soundtrack, written by Billy Bragg for lute and tambourine, will be on sale in sheet music form to help raise funds for Corbyn’s campaign.
The play is a response to adverts released by Corbyn’s rivals, in which Liz Kendall confirmed that she has a computer and Andy Burnham revealed that his wife and immediate family quite like him.
But it may never be performed after New Labour hero Alastair Campbell handed Corbyn victory by backing any of his rivals. Corbyn aide Nikki Hollis said: “If Alastair endorsed the hunting of wildebeest, most lions would go vegan.”