FDS - Candleford poster


A drama by Keith Dewhurst
Thursday 6 November 2008 - Saturday 8 November 2008
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Debbie Lock & Dave Headey
Producer: Sarah Varnom

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets: £7. Concessions £5. Tickets were available from The Nut Tree, 2 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

candleford-2008-diamondCandleford is being performed to celebrate Faringdon Dramatic Society’s 60th birthday, and will be performed “In the Round”. This play is a sequel to ‘Lark Rise‘ that FDS performed in May 1998 for our 50th. Both plays were created from the trilogy ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’ by Flora Thompson, which has also recently been adapted and serialised for television. It takes place in a small Oxfordshire town, in the late 19th century where Laura works in the post office. The play depicts a day in mid winter giving a lively picture of typical country life with music and songs. With a cast of 30 who’s ages range from 11 to 70+ and a live band it should be a wonderful evening’s entertainment.

More info? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lark_Rise

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Photographs by Joan Lee

Cast (in order of appearance):

Laura Timms - Clare Matthews
Cinderella Doe - Scharlie Meeuws
Loony Joe - Katie Dyet
Emma Timms - Fiona Merrick
Albert Timms / Mr Wilkins / Mr Cochrane - Gary Bates
Edmund Timms - Barnaby Vogt
Mrs Peverill / Mrs Gascoigne - Sue Waine
Mrs Andrews - Jill Headey
Landlord - Joan Lee
Solomon - Richard Lock
Bavour - Allan Dover
Bill - Gary Field
Matthew - Roger Leitch
Dorcas Lane - Amanda Linstead
Zillah - Carolyn Taylor
Mrs Gubbins - Karen Whiffen
Thomas Brown / Sir Austin - Adrian Wells
Mrs Macey - Mary Mountford-Lister
John Gaskin - Jack Porter
Robert Bowler / John (Laura’s husband) - Austen Roberts
Mr Chitty / Rev Coulsdon / Tom Ashley - Dave Headey
Sir Timothy - Alan Taylor
Cowman Jolliffe / Ben Trollope - John Taylor
Minnie - Alex Aspel

See programme for further details.

Production No.159 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)