5 April 2014

Review of Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley, performed by Framlingham Amateur Dramatic Society

1-4 April, Headmaster Porter Theatre, Framlingham College Although I always enjoy meeting up with the FADS team I must admit the play they had chosen for their spring production didn’t really inspire me. Written in 1923, it has been staged thousands of times and I had seen it performed professionally and by amateurs.  Unless FADS Director, Anthony Lawrence, had completely rethought the production and used […]

1 November 2013

Review of “Third Week in August”, Framlingham Amateur Dramatic Society

30th October – 2nd November 2013. Anyone who is a fan of caravan holidays will enjoy the latest production by Framlingham  Amateur Dramatic Society (FADS), but anyone who has had one such vacation and vowed never to return, will probably enjoy Third Week in August, by Peter Gordon, even more.   Overlooking the beach, the grassy cliff-top caravan site is where Neville (played by Peter […]

1 November 2012

Review of Out of Sight- Out of Murder by Framlingham Amateur Dramatic Society, 31 October 2012

30 October – 3 November 2012 at Headmaster Porter Theatre, Framingham College. Murder mysteries of a certain era usually have a standard cast of characters: the elderly spinster, the romantic hero, innocent heroine, the sexy vamp, a ditsy maid, a solicitor to read the will and a pompous butler “who done it” (or may have). Authors always say that their characters take on a life […]

25 April 2012

The Happiest Days of your Life, FADS

17-21 April 2012 It was slightly disconcerting to enter a modern theatre and see, so faithfully represented, a scene that might have come from the boarding school where the hall was located. There on stage was a Masters Common Room that could have come from Framlingham College, situated just across the car-park.    The oak panelled room, with bentwood coat stand, fireplace, books, coat of […]