Welcome to the Faringdon Dramatic Society's Website

We hope that you will come and enjoy our productions. Faringdon Dramatic Society has been entertaining the local community for over half a century and the standard of acting has often been compared to that seen at a professional theatre. The society has been the proud winner of many county and national awards.

And it isn’t all about the acting! We are also often complimented on the excellent quality of the stage set, make-up and costumes used in our productions. You may be surprised to hear that all are created specially ‘from scratch’ for each production by the hard working ‘behind the scenes’ members of our society.

Next Production

Cider With Rosie 2017 poster

Cider With Rosie

An autobiography by Laurie Lee. Adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans.
9th, 10th, 11th November 2017
Faringdon Junior School, Oxfordshire
Director: Debbie Lock


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Last Production

So Long Leonard 2017 poster

So Long Leonard

A show written by Carolyn Taylor
3:00pm Sunday 30th July 2017 at The Pump House Project, Swan Lane, Faringdon
Faringdon Junior School, Oxfordshire
Director: Carolyn Taylor

Dates for your Diary

18th October 2017 - Read through for the pantomime 'Dick Whittington', from 7 to 9pm at The United Church. Anyone interested in being involved is welcome to attend without any commitment at this stage - no preparation necessary and all very friendly..

24th October 2017 - Auditions for the pantomime 'Dick Whittington', Children 7:00pm, Adults 8:30pm at The United Church. Followed by rehearsals every Monday (+ Thursdays for principal parts).

9-11th November 2017 - Performances of 'Cider with Rosie' by Laurie Lee, adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans.– Debbie Lock to direct. To be done in the round.

27-28th Jan & 2-3rd Feb 2018 - Performances of our pantomime 'Dick Whittington', written specially for FDS by Peter Webster.

May 2018 - Possibly 'Summers End' by Eric Chapell. Possibly Jo Webster to direct. Location at Buscot Theatre if possible.

November 2018 - Possibly 'Bedroom Farce' by Alan Ayckbourn.

Come along and join us

FDS-10yr-serviceFDS-25yr-serviceWe are always pleased to welcome new members. As well as acting and directing there are always opportunities to help with set building, front of house, and much more. No experience is necessary. Just come along to any reading or audition published on this website and introduce yourself. Whether you want to be in a play or just help back stage or front of house you will always be made welcome.

What has FDS ever done for us? As a member of Faringdon Dramatic Society you can ... read more (FDS-MembershipBenefits.pdf).

Interested in joining the society? - click here

Want to put your daughter/son on the stage for our pantomime? - click here.

We are always looking for suggestions from members for play readings and offers to direct plays of your own choice. Plenty of help is always available if you haven't directed before. Please contact us with your ideas.

Canada Exchange

GLT-logoflags-UK-CND-smlFaringdon Dramatic Society currently have an exchange partnership with the Garrison Little Theatre in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. Three times now they have come here and we have gone there to put on a production.

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