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Cider With Rosie

A autobiographical drama by James Roose-Evans, Laurie Lee
Thursday 9 November 2017 - Saturday 11 November 2017
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Debbie Lock
Producer: Helen Thrower

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets: Adult £10. Child (under 16) £8. No concessions. A drink is included. Tickets were available from our Online Box Office and The Gifted Magpie, 6 London Street, Faringdon.


‘Cider with Rosie’ was adapted for the stage from the autobiography of Laurie Lee. It is a wonderfully evocative and poignant account of Lee’s childhood in the village of Slad, Gloucestershire, England, in the period soon after the First World War. It chronicles the traditional village life which disappeared with the advent of new developments, such as the coming of the motor car, and relates the experiences of childhood seen from many years later.

Laurie Lee’s gentle and beautifully touching story recounts the defining moments of his adolescent life, recalling glorious outings, frozen white winters, long hot, hazy summers, tyrannical teachers, erratic family life and of course that first cider-fuelled encounter.


Cast (in order of appearance):

Laurie Lee (narrator) - Dave Headey
Loll (Laurie as teenager) - Leo Thrower
Loll (Laurie as child) - Laurie Lane*
Mother - Sarah Varnom
Marge (Laurie’s sister) - Alison Morris
Doth (Laurie’s sister) - Heather Stone*
Phyll (Laurie’s sister) - Millie Long
Jack (Laurie’s brother) - Josh Thrower
Tony (Laurie’s brother) - Finlay Brand
Miss B - Sandra Keen
Miss Wardley - Fiona Merrick
Spadge Hopkins - Jacob Bayliss
Walt Kerry - Finlay Rundall Farquhar*
Granny Wallon - Carole Tappenden
Granny Trill - Joan Lee
Mrs Davies - Carolyn Taylor
Mr Davies - Peter Webster
Vincent - Jacob Bayliss
Vicar - Gary Field
Uncle Sid - Peter Webster
Squire - Alan Taylor
Mrs Pimbury - Jo Webster
Baroness Von Hodenburg - Jeni Summerfield
Rosie - Kia Howard
Children - Lauren Elvidge*; Skye Rundall Farquhar*; Cecily Roberts*; Samantha Viner*

See programme for further details.

Production No.188 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)

This amateur production was presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk