FDS - Cold Comfort Farm 2010 poster

Cold Comfort Farm

A play by Paul Doust
adapted from the novel by Stella Gibbons
24-26 June 2010
Faringdon Junior School
Director: Jo Webster

cold-comfort-farm-2010-7The orphan Flora Poste, heroine of this adaptation of a tongue-in-cheek classic rural novel, likes everything to be tidy, pleasant and comfortable. When she goes to live with her eccentric relatives at Cold Comfort Farm in Howling, Sussex, she does her best to alter her surroundings and encourage those around her to greater things. This proves difficult, as the insane Grandmother Ada Doom, who “saw something narsty … in the woodshed”, insists on keeping all her family around her. Elfine, who was wont to wander the hills in a poetic trance, is transformed at Flora’s hand into the charming wife of an aristocrat, while the lusty, lady-killing Seth fulfils his dream to become a star of the silver screen. Period 1930s

Last performed by FDS in May 1994.

More info? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Comfort_Farm

Photographs by Mark Loasby