Ten Times Table

A comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
Thursday 15 November 1990 - Saturday 17 November 1990
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, 5 Market Place, Faringdon
Directed by Carolyn Taylor

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets were available from Moynes (ironmongers), 10 Marlborough Street, Faringdon.

The society’s 100th Production (I think they missed a few out!)

This comedy follows the increasingly rancorous attempts of a committee to organise a festival celebrating the ‘Pendon Twelve’ rebellion, culminating in a re-enactment that mirrors the original event all too closely.

The leading lights of the village have decided to hold a pageant of local history based on a somewhat vague event, ‘The Massacre of the Pendon Twelve’. On the committee, however, is a young left-wing schoolteacher who decides to turn the project into a rally for proletarian revolution. Committee meetings become symbolic battlefields for conflicting views – the right-wing faction being led by the Chairman’s conservative wife. The event itself turns into a violent confrontation between the two extremes, with cataclysmic results. Police intervention brings matters to a relative quiet conclusion, but already another pageant – Romans versus Britons – seems an attractive possibility.

Pam Ayres attended the show and was subsequently made Honorary Patron of the Society. The ‘souvenir programme’ cost 20p.


Nancy Reeves; Jo Webster; ?; Ieuan Thomas; Nick Hobden; Joan Lee; Dave Headey; Ruth Willett

Photograph by Dave Headey

Cast (in order of appearance):

Ray - Ieuan Thomas
Donald - Nigel Keith-Walker
Helen - Jo Webster
Sophie - Joan Lee
Eric - Dave Headey
Audrey - Nancy Reeves
Lawrence - Tim Reeves
Tim - Nick Hobden
Philippa - Ruth Willett
Man with drum - George Young
Max Kirkov - Mike Durham

See programme for further details.

Production No.103 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)