The Syrian Baker – coming home

FARNHAM Maltings, the theatre company that makes theatre specifically for village halls, brings its powerful new play, The Syrian Baker, to Dorset in October for three dates with Artsreach, the rural touring arts charity.

The tour goes to Child Okeford village hall (01258 861621) on Friday 15th October at 7:30pm,  Yetminster’s Jubilee Hall (01935 873546) at 8pm on Saturday 16th, and Litton Cheney (01308 482514) for a 3pm matinee on Sunday 17th.

Following nationally acclaimed tours of Brilliance and The Iranian Feast, this new play is a story of two people who have decided to go home, despite the state of their country, in a world in which almost one in 20 of the population are on the move, desperate to escape war, famine and other upheavals.

It is a deeply human story about coming home, knowing where you belong and how small actions can make a big difference in one’s life and in re-building a community.

It is a piece about humanity, hope and courage told with affection, irrepressible humour and bread, because without bread nothing else will happen. It is about how we all have so much more in common than we realise.

The audience can expect an evening in the company of friends with stories, freshly made bread, Syrian coffee and Mamoull like the ones from the Caffe Plaza in Homs old town

Full details and tickets can also be found online at