FDS - Heroes poster

Heroes star

A comedy by Gérald Sibleyras
Thursday 11 November 2010 - Saturday 13 November 2010
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Sarah Varnom
Producer: Debbie Lock

Performances start 8:00 pm. Doors open 60 minutes earlier. Food will be served at 7:15 pm.
Tickets: £10. Concessions £8. Includes supper. Tickets were available from our Online Box Office and The Nut Tree, 2 Cornmarket, Faringdon.
The light supper includes a drink and there will be entertainment by a pianist.

star The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) – Flame Award ‘for inspirational contribution to the pursuit of excellence in Theatre’.

heroes-2010-3Heroes (Le Vent Des Peupliers) is a 2005 play by French dramatist Gérald Sibleyras, translated and adapted by Tom Stoppard. A Parisian boulevard comedy about three men: an idealist, a pragmatist and a fence sitter – all veterans of the French army in the First World War. This delightful study of three war heroes spending their last years in a retirement home for ex-servicemen is a touching view on the combined effects of war, old age and personal characteristics developed over a lifetime. It’s 1959 and Phillipe, Gustave and Henri dream of making their escape, if not to Indochina then at least as far as the poplar trees on the hill…

heroes-2010-1 heroes-2010-2 heroes-2010-5 heroes-2010-4

Sadly, John Taylor, a long-standing member of Faringdon Dramatic Society, died very suddenly two weeks after his excellent performance in this production.

Cast (in order of appearance):

Gustave - John Taylor
Henri - Dave Headey
Philippe - Daniel Lander

See programme for further details.

Production No.165 (3 shows were performed over 3 days).