FDS - Cold Comfort Farm poster

Cold Comfort Farm

A drama by Paul Doust, Stella Gibbons
Thursday 24 June 2010 - Saturday 26 June 2010
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Jo Webster
Producer: Gary Field

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

Cold Comfort Farm was adapted from the novel by Stella Gibbons

cold-comfort-farm-2010-7The orphan Flora Poste, heroine of this adaptation of a tongue-in-cheek classic rural novel, likes everything to be tidy, pleasant and comfortable. When she goes to live with her eccentric relatives at Cold Comfort Farm in Howling, Sussex, she does her best to alter her surroundings and encourage those around her to greater things. This proves difficult, as the insane Grandmother Ada Doom, who “saw something narsty … in the woodshed”, insists on keeping all her family around her. Elfine, who was wont to wander the hills in a poetic trance, is transformed at Flora’s hand into the charming wife of an aristocrat, while the lusty, lady-killing Seth fulfils his dream to become a star of the silver screen. Period 1930s

Last performed by FDS in May 1994.

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

Photographs by Mark Loasby

Cast (in order of appearance):

Flora Poste - Verity Roberts
Ada Doom - Carolyn Taylor
Judith - Lois Wells
Amos - Vern Dunkley
Reuben / Charles - Jeff Barry
Seth - Marcus Pitcaithly
Urk / Sneller - Gary Field
Elfine - Jenny Whiffen
Mr Neck - Peter Webster
Adam Lambsbreath - Dave Headey
Rennet - Harriet Warner
Mrs Hawk-Monitor - Janie Eyre-Brook
Richard Hawk-Monitor - Austen Roberts
Dandelion / Waitress - Hazel Wells
Luke - Seb Allum
Phoebe - Charlotte Allum
Chorus / Starkadders / Quivering Brethren - Lilly Dunkley; Claire Hawkins; Joan Lee; Debbie Lock; Fiona Merrick; Sarah Varnom; Karen Whiffen
Guests - Richard Lock; Carole Tappenden; Alan Taylor; John Taylor

See programme for further details.

Production No.164 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)