Welcome to the Faringdon Dramatic Society's Website
"Entertainment for all the family in Faringdon and beyond"
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.
A pantomime by Bex Hutchings
Friday 26 January 2024 - Sunday 28 January 2024
& Friday 2 February 2024 - Saturday 3 February 2024
The Elms Primary School
An original pantomime, loosely derived and inspired by the story from ‘The Wizard of Oz’.
Advance Booking Office
from Friday 1 December 2023
A comedy by Giles Scott
Thursday 9 November 2023 - Saturday 11 November 2023
The Elms Primary School
A very funny comedy in two parts. Or is it two comedies?
Dates for Your Diary
9th-11th November 2023 - Performances of Act Naturally, a comedy by Giles Scott.
9th December 2023 - FDS Christmas dinner. Date, venue & menu to be sent by email.
26 January 2024 - 28 January 2024 & 2 February 2024 - 3 February 2024 - Performances of our pantomime The Ruby Slippers, an original pantomime written by Bex Hutchings.
Come Along and Join Us
We 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).
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.
Faringdon 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'. We were hoping to return with 'Ladies' Day' in 2021.