Simon Carter

Name: Simon Carter.

First year with CRAPPPS (approx. if not known): 2007.

Years of service (up to and including 2021): 15. 

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Current Plough Play part: 2022 sees my twelfth year as full-time Beelzebub and sixteenth year as a Plough Boy. I often stand accused of taking CRAPPPS far too seriously. Read this blog and make up your own mind.

CRAPPPS shows involved with: Plough Play, St George’s Play, Punch ‘n’ Judy Show.  

CRAPPPS parts played: Roadie, Farmer’s Man, Sankey Benny, Dame Jane, The Doctor, Beelzebub (Plough Play  – all bar Beelzy stand-in performances during my years as ‘Supersub’),  Dragon, Beelzebub, The King of England, Jester (St George’s Play), Mr Punch, Policeman (Punch ‘n’ Judy Show).

Favourite Plough Play tour pub: Fox and Hounds (Blidworth), Woodlark (Lambley), Admiral Rodney (Calverton).

Whiff whaff (or other beverage) of choice: Talisker, Laphroaig, Highland Park (and whatever John Crawford smuggles to me whilst standing out in the cold).

Best CRAPPPS memory: Too many. Among my best memories are a legendary run of the Plough Play one Friday night in 2015, an interview about CRAPPPS with Jon Throup for BBC Radio Nottingham and bundles of fun at the Gate To Southwell.