FDS - Dancing at Lughnasa poster

Dancing at Lughnasa star

A drama by Brian Friel
Thursday 11 November 2004 - Saturday 13 November 2004
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Carolyn Taylor

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets were available from White Horse Country Wear, 6 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

star Awarded The Ron Kench Shield for Drama

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It is 1936 and harvest time in county Donegal. In a house outside the village of Ballybeg, live the five Mundy sisters, barely making ends meet, their ages ranging from twenty six up to forty. The two male members of the household are their brother Jack, a missionary priest recently repatriated from Africa by his superiors after twenty five years and Michael, the seven year old son of the youngest sister. It is through the eyes of Michael as an adult that we see two days in the life of this family, two days which see the arrival of Michael’s father, Gerry, and changes which will affect the family forever.


John Taylor


Dave Headey, Rachel Coward, Sarah Varnon, Kate Lord


Rachel Coward, Jeff Barry


Jeni Summerfield, Sarah Varnon


Sarah Varnon, Jeni Summerfield, Dave Headey, Sandra Keen


Sandra Keen, Kate Lord, Rachel Coward

Photographs by permission of Mark Brome (Professional Photographer)

Since this production, we took up a more permanent arrangement with Faringdon Junior School. Read more… History of FDS.

Cast (in order of appearance):

Michael - John Taylor
Maggie - Sarah Varnom
Chris - Rachel Coward
Agnes - Kate Lord
Rose - Sandra Keen
Kate - Jeni Summerfield
Jack - Dave Headey
Gerry - Jeff Barry

See programme for further details.

Production No.147 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)