Welcome to the Faringdon Dramatic Society's Website

"Entertainment for all the family in Faringdon and beyond"

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We hope that you will come and enjoy our productions. Faringdon Dramatic Society has been entertaining the local community for over seventy years 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

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Aladdin

A pantomime by Peter Webster
Saturday 25 January 2020 - Sunday 26 January 2020
Friday 31 January 2020 - Saturday 1 February 2020
Faringdon Junior School
A traditional pantomime to follow the winter festivities.

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Please note that tickets may not be available here on the day of the performance


Last Production

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Our Country’s Good

A historical drama by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Thursday 7 November 2019 - Saturday 9 November 2019
Faringdon Junior School
A piece of epic theatre that probes the divide between authority and transgression.

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11th December 2019 - Read though for Ladies Day by Amanda Whittington.

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

18th December 2019 - Auditions for Ladies Day by Amanda Whittington.

25th/26th January + 31st January/1st February 2020 - panto "Aladdin", written by Peter Webster (his 11th) and directed by Debbie Lock.

1st-4th July 2020 - Public performances of Ladies Day by Amanda Whittington at Buscot Park Theatre.

25th July 2020 - Canada Exchange - a small group of FDS members fly out to perform Ladies Day by Amanda Whittington at the Garrison Little Theatre in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. (See email for details)


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' and we will be returning with 'Ladies Day' in late July 2020.