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FDS - Shakers + Knights in Plastic Armour poster

Shakers + Knights in Plastic Armour star

A selection by various writers
Sunday 4 July 2004
Faringdon Corn Exchange, Corn Market, Faringdon SN7 7JA
Directed by Rachel Coward

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets: £8. OAP £7, under 18, students and FSA £4
Tickets were available from Tourist Information Centre, Faringdon.


A play by John Godber & Jane Thornton

star This was Faringdon Dramatic Society’s contribution to the first Faringdon Arts Festival. It was also performed at the Wallingford Corn Exchange Drama Festival in June where it was awarded the Punters Prize for best play chosen by the audience.

“Shakers” is a one-act play set in a trendy cocktail/wine bar in the North of England during Maggie Thatcher’s yuppie 80’s. The characters being four cocktail waitresses; however with each passing scene the actors are also called upon to play the many and varied clientele. The play is a sequence of quick-fire humour interspersed with really quite serious monologues, which starts off very light hearted.


Lucy Walden, Debbie Lock, Sarah Varnon, Mary Mountford-Lister


Debbie Lock, Lucy Walden, Sarah Varnon, Mary Mountford-Lister

Shakers 2004 Award

Punters’ Prize for best play chosen by the audience.

Cast in order of appearance:

Carol Debbie Lock
Nicki Mary Mountford-Lister
Mel Sarah Varnom
Adele Lucy Walden

The Production Team:

Set and Stage Manager: Tim Evans
Assisted by: Nick Coard, Edward Coward, Lesley Phillips, Rob Thorpe
Sound: Gary Bates
Lighting: Ian Chandle
Prompt: Jeni Summerfield
Poster: Adrian Wells
Front of House: Denise Monk, Joyce Harrison


Knights in Plastic Armour

A play by Rob Shearman

A reading, with animation. Featuring: John Taylor with Sarah Couzens, Dave Headey, Richard Lock, Karen Whiffen, and Simon Wisbey.

1 show was performed over 1 day.