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

Last Tango In Little Grimley 2018 poster

Last Tango In Little Grimley

A comedy by David Tristram
29th July 2018
The Pump House Project, Swan Lane
Directed by: Gary Field


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Last Production

Faringdon Follies 2018 poster

Faringdon Follies

A celebration by Debbie Lock & Carolyn Taylor
12th - 16th June 2018
Buscot Park Theatre
Directed by: Debbie Lock & Carolyn Taylor

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June/July 2018 - Annual BBQ for FDS members and families. Date to be decided at short notice according to weather forecast.

Monday 23rd July 2018 - Read through for the November production at the United Church at 8.00pm.

Sunday 29th July 2018 - At the Follyfest this year we will be presenting a one-off, radio style, performance of the hilarious one act play - "Last Tango In Little Grimley" by David Tristram.

November 2018 - last done in 1992 – "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery" by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jnr. Cast of 4 women and one man – set will need to be movable/fall down! To be directed by Jo Webster.

Jan/Feb 2019 - Pantomime – "Wishing on a Star" – currently being written by Helen and Verity.

May/June 2019 - Joint production with the Garrison Little Theatre in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada at Buscot Park Theatre.

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.