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Arthur's Adventure

A pantomime by Peter Webster
28/29th Jan & 3/4th Feb 2017
Faringdon Junior School, Oxfordshire
Director: Peter Webster


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8 audience reviews:
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3 professional reviews:
Review from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association Review from the Oxfordshire Drama Network Review from the Faringdon Folly (local newspaper)

Sally Thurston - Town Clerk, Faringdon Town Council

Rating: 5 stars

"Another hugely successful pantomime"

I have been asked to write, on behalf Faringdon Town Council, to thank you and the other members of Faringdon Dramatic Society for staging another hugely successful pantomime, 'Arthur's Adventure'.

Always a highlight of the Faringdon calendar, the annual pantomime provides entertainment for local residents and visitors alike. Moreover, it is an important community event, which allows all age groups the opportunity to perform in a highly professional production.

The dedication, commitment, and sheer hard work of all those taking part, whether on the stage or behind the scenes, is very much appreciated.

Please pass on the Town Council's thanks to all those involved. [Original letter]

Nesh Jonas from Faringdon

Rating: 5 stars


This is my very first panto in Faringdon and also the first in a very long time since I was a child, I came with my beaver group on the Saturday afternoon performance and loved every second of it, we was lucky to also have photos with some of the characters. I loved it that much that I also came with my friends child on the Sunday performance and he loved it as much as I did. I am hoping to go back on Sunday once again lol and hopefully come to more of them. The staff n crew have worked so hard on this with the costumes n sets n the acting was fantastic. It was also nice that they got children n stage to join in n also rewards them, even children who didn't go on got to have a sweet too. Thank you so much for a fantastic show.

Derek Hutchings from Swindon

Rating: 5 stars

"I really enjoyed the show"

I really enjoyed the show, best I've seen in a long time. The acting was very good. I can see a lot of work went into making the costumes. Looking forward to seeing the next show.

Fiona M from Clanfield

Rating: 5 stars

"Local talent on my doorstep"

This is the second year running I have watched a Faringdon Dramatics panto, and I have enjoyed them both. The story lines were fresh and funny, the costumes brilliant, the wide age range of performers encouraging. The sets impressive, great special effects and the musical accompaniment enhanced the performance. Lots of effort is obviously put into the productions on stage and off and it shows.

The main downside for me (being deaf) is that some actors project their voices better than others (I'm sure confidence plays a part). I saw Arthurs Adventures twice, a matinee and an evening performance and during the matinee on the first weekend, despite being close to the stage I really struggled to hear some actors. I think that by the second weekend, extra mics? helped. I also felt the first half was quite long, I was especially aware of that when accompanied by my three grandchildren. I invited a large group of friends for the final evening and had very good feedback from them all, they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Well done all, your success is thoroughly deserved.

Lisa Howe from Faringdon

Rating: 5 stars

"Always a fantastic show, thank you"

We come every year and are never disappointed. Some amazing talent which is a pleasure to watch. Always have a bit if fun which is fab. Thank you for all of your efforts. You are a truly talented bunch.

HH from Abingdon

Rating: 5 stars


The panto over all was fun, the first half was a bit long for smaller children. The cast was great as were the costumes. My little grandson keeps shouting tickle me tickle me. A good day had by all.

Amelia from Faringdon

Rating: 4 stars

"Fun filled and thoroughly enjoyable"

The performance was really enjoyable and the time of each half was just right. I didn't notice the time taken as I was enjoying the performance so much. As I was sitting at the front I could hear all the lines however some parts were quieter than others so not sure if people at the back would have heard as clearly. The acting was of a high standard and the set, costumes and props really enhanced the performance. I found the singing and music really made the pantomime as I really enjoyed all of it and enjoyed singing along. Thank you for putting on another fabulous show.

Mary from Faringdon

Rating: 5 stars

"Great entertainment for all the family!"

The whole family enjoyed this production. Can't fault anything really, it's lovely that we have this standard of entertainment to enjoy - this is our second visit, we saw last years panto too. Thought the venue was ideal, it was well run and had a great visit. Clearly the production is very well thought out, it ran smoothly, the cast were brill and best of all it was hilarious!

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