FDS - Reflections 1914-1918 (including Lions and Donkeys) poster

Reflections 1914-1918 (including Lions and Donkeys)

A celebration by various writers
Thursday 6 November 2014 - Saturday 8 November 2014
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Carolyn Taylor, Gary Field & Peter Webster
Producer: Katie Dyet

Performances start 8:00 pm. Doors open 60 minutes earlier. Food will be served at 7:30 pm.
Tickets: £10. No concessions. Food is included. Tickets were available from our Online Box Office and The Nut Tree, 2 Cornmarket, Faringdon.
(As food has to be ordered in advance for this performance tickets if still available on the door will NOT include food.)

Click here to see the PowerPoint presentation shown on the back screen during the performance.

A collection of memories, letters, songs, sketches and short plays remembering ‘the war to end all wars’ with a fish and chips supper included.


A collection of memories, letters, poems, songs, and sketches
Director: Carolyn Taylor



A short break for drinks and a raffle

Lions and Donkeys

A short play by Steve Harper
Directors: Gary Field & Peter Webster

It’s September 1918 on the Western Front, and Tommy Atkins and Dave Rawlings from the Third Essex Battalion are doing all they can to stay alive during the final months of the First World War. They receive an unexpected visit from an officer, Lieutenant Hargreaves, who announces that Tommy is to be awarded the Military Medal for his courage in combat. Why, then, are Tommy and Dave so keen to see the back of him?

A funny, poignant play about friendship, humanity and survival.


Photographs by Paul Mountford-Lister

Cast (in order of appearance):

Narrators - Joan Lee; Carolyn Taylor; Jeni Summerfield
Mr McGregor - Peter Webster
Mr Guinness - Alan Taylor
Newspaper Boy - Leo Thrower
Recruiting Officer - Sean Hodgson
Wilfred Owen - Adrian Wells
Siegfried Sassoon - Andy Pritchard
Mrs. Susan Owen - Jo Webster
Dora Willatt - Ellie Hickman
2nd Lt. Cecil Slack - Seb Allum
Pianist - Debra Warner
Waitress - Carole Tappenden
Emma - Sandra Keen
Janet - Debbie Lock
Madge - Helen Thrower
Soldiers - Gary Bates; Gary Field; Matthew Warner
Lions and Donkeys: Sgt. Tommy Atkins - Jeff Barry
Cpl. Dave Rawlings - Seb Allum
Lt. Hargreaves - Austen Roberts
Willie Schmidt - Richard Lock

See programme for further details.

Production No.177 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)