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

Filmed at the Centenary Centre, Peel, February 2014 by Culture Vannin culturevannin.im