Welcome to the Faringdon Dramatic Society's Website

cider-with-rosie-2017-03We 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. Why not come and join us? Everyone is welcome.

Next Production

Shakers 2019 poster

Shakers

A comedy by John Godber & Jane Thornton
Sunday 14 July 2019
Faringdon Corn Exchange
To be performed at the ODN Festival at the Unicorn Theatre in Abingdon on 5th June, the Wallingford Festival on 14th June, and the FollyFest in Faringdon on 14th July.

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Last Production

Airport Tales 2019 poster

Airport Tales

A comedy by Carol Libman
Friday 17 May 2019 - Saturday 18 May 2019
Buscot Park Theatre
A sold out production in collaboration with the Garrison Little Theatre from Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada.

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Wednesday 22nd May 2019 - AGM. All members and prospective members welcome. The Barber Rooms, All Saints Church 7.30 pm for 8 pm start. Nibbles and drinks provided.

Wednesday 5th June 2019 - performance of "Shakers" by John Godber at the ODN Festival at the Unicorn Theatre in Abingdon.

Friday 14th June 2019 - further performance of "Shakers" by John Godber at the Wallingford Festival.

Thursday 4th July 2019 - auditions for "Our Country's Good" by Timberlake Wertenbaker.at 8.00pm in the United Church.

Sunday 14th July 2019 (pm) - further performance of "Shakers" by John Godber at the Follyfest in Faringdon.

September 2019 - summer BBQ. FDS members plus families only.

October 2019 - auditions for next year's panto. Production not yet decided - if anyone has a script in mind and fancies directing, now’s your chance.

7-9th November 2019 - planned performance of "Our Country's Good" by Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Saturday 14th December 2019 - Christmas dinner evening at Sadlers. Members only.


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, audition or performance 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. The objective of the ‘twinning’ was, and still is, to give theatregoers from around Faringdon and Fort Erie the opportunity to see plays that would otherwise rarely, if ever, cross the Atlantic.

Garrison Little Theatre first came to Faringdon in September 2007 to perform 'Lend Me a Tenor'. Then again in October 2011 to perform a joint production of 'London Suite', followed by ‘Office Hours’ in May 2015 and 'Airport Tales' in May 2019.

We first went to Fort Erie in May 2008 to deliver a performance of 'Outside Edge', done here two weeks earlier. Then again in June 2012 to repeat the joint production of 'London Suite', done here the previous October. Then followed in June 2016 with 'Side Effects'.