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Heroes star

A comedy by Gérald Sibleyras
11th-13th November 2010
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Sarah Varnom

Performance starts 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets (includes supper): Adult £10. Concessions £8.
Tickets from our Online Box Office and The Nut Tree, 2 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

star The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) – Flame Award ‘for inspirational contribution to the pursuit of excellence in Theatre’.

heroes-2010-3Heroes (Le Vent Des Peupliers) is a 2005 play by French dramatist Gérald Sibleyras, translated and adapted by Tom Stoppard. A Parisian boulevard comedy about three men: an idealist, a pragmatist and a fence sitter – all veterans of the French army in the First World War. This delightful study of three war heroes spending their last years in a retirement home for ex-servicemen is a touching view on the combined effects of war, old age and personal characteristics developed over a lifetime. It’s 1959 and Phillipe, Gustave and Henri dream of making their escape, if not to Indochina then at least as far as the poplar trees on the hill…

The evening will begin from 7.00pm when a light supper including a drink will be served to the audience and they will be entertained by a pianist. Curtain up will be at 8pm. Tickets will be £10 and £8 for concessions.

More info? www.curtainup.com/heroes.html; and www.thisistheatre.com/londonshows/heroes.html

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Sadly, John Taylor, a long-standing member of Faringdon Dramatic Society, died very suddenly two weeks after his excellent performance in this production.