Completed Summer

The Private Ear

by Peter Shaffer

Sexual intercourse began In nineteen sixty-three
(which was rather late for me) -
Between the end of the "Chatterley" ban
And the Beatles' first LP.

(an extract from Philip Larkin's Annus Mirabilis )

Remember your first date? The nervous anticipation, the hopes and doubts? Bob has asked Doreen to supper because he finds her 'absolutely beautiful', but he has no plan and little knowledge either of girls or cooking! Never mind, though - his workmate, Ted, knows a thing or two and is coming to help. What could possibly go wrong? FDC perform Shaffer's bittersweet & touching play with humour & compassion.

Venue: The Steiner Academy, Park Road, Frome, BA11 1EU

Performances: 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th July 2016

Completed Autumn

The Tempest

by William Shakespeare

Revenge is a dish best served cold, and Prospero has waited many years, having been deposed of his dukedom, to now wreak his own on his usurping sibling and treacherous cohorts. This modern, dark, and still comic take on Shakespeare's final play questions nature over nurture and man's appetite to singularly dominate all things.

Venue: The Merlin Theatre, Bath Road, Frome, BA11 2HG

Performances: 24th, 25th & 26th November 2016


Forthcoming Spring

The Ghost Train

by Arnold Ridley

One winter's night, a very silly man pulls the train's communication cord, successfully stranding himself and fellow passengers at a remote Cornish station. Forced to occupy the waiting-room until dawn, they learn of the ghost train expected that very night...

Regarded as a modern classic, this comedy thriller written in 1923 by Arnold Ridley (better known as Private Godfrey in Dad's Army) ran in the West End for 665 performances.

Over 90 years later, the play is ever popular as it recalls the bygone age of steam and combines humour with suspense to evoke giggles and gasps in equal measure.

Venue: The Merlin Theatre, Bath Road, Frome, BA11 2HG

Performances: 6th, 7th & 8th April 2017
Time: 7:45 p.m.
Tickets: 10.00 (concessions 8.00)
Recommended: suitable for all ages

Merlin Theatre Box Office: 01373 465949