Welcome to the Faringdon Dramatic Society's Website

The Snow Queen - townspeopleWe hope that you will come and enjoy our productions. We have 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. 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

Happily Ever After - poster
Happily Ever After...?

A pantomime by Helen Thrower & Verity Roberts
30/31st Jan & 5/6th Feb 2016
three matinée and three evening performances
Faringdon Junior School, Oxfordshire

Due to ongoing building works at the school please use the back-entrance from Gloucester Street Car Park through the green behind the library. <map - see yellow route>

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Last Production

Living Together

A comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
5th, 6th, 7th November 2015
Faringdon Junior School, Oxfordshire
Director: Dave Headey

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Click here for ALL past productions since 1949

Dates for your Diary

12th December 2015 - Christmas dinner party for members and their partners only.

30/31st Jan & 5/6th Feb 2016 - Performance of our annual pantomime entitled ‘Happily Ever After...?’ written by our own Helen Thrower and Verity Roberts.

March 2016 - Readings of a one act play "Interior Designs" and also a full play "Take Away the Lady" (dates to follow). All welcome.

18th, 19th, 20th, 21st May 2016 - 'Side Effects' to be performed at Buscot Theatre before being taken to Canada.

24th May 2016 - AGM

28th May 2016 - FDS take 'Side Effects' to Canada. To be performed on 2nd and 3rd June with the help of Garrison Little Theatre from Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada.

What has FDS ever done for us?

We 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 a reading or audition and introduce yourself, whether you want to be in a play or just help back stage. As a member of Faringdon Dramatic Society you can ... read more.

Interested in joining the society? - click here

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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.

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

Canada Exchange

flags-UK-CNDFaringdon Dramatic Society Garrison Little Theatre Fort Eriecurrently have an exchange partnership with the Garrison Little Theatre in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada

Exclusive Print Offer

The Tithe BarnWhen we came back from Canada, Rey Baecher gave us 10 prints of a picture of The Tithe Barn at Little Coxwell, which he has done from a photograph. Rey is a very talented artist and generously, he wants us to sell the prints and use the profits for FDS. The attached is a photo of the picture, which is about 14” x 12” in size, portrait style and comes unframed. Would anyone like to buy a print at the cost of £12.00 (FDS members £8.00)? Please contact us if you are interested.

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