Home is where the heart truly is

Following previous tours with Brilliance and The Iranian Feast, much-loved touring theatre company Farnham Maltings brought its new production, The Syrian Baker, to Dorset last autumn and, following three sell-out performances and rave audience reviews, is heading back to Dorset this month to share its outstanding production once more.
With almost five per cent of the world’s population on the move, desperate to get away from trouble, The Syrian Baker is a story of two people who have decided to go home despite the state of their country.
This show is a human story about going 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.

Farnham Maltings has created a new play about the world for village halls – 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.
Written by Kevin Dyer and directed by Gavin Stride, The Syrian Baker was awarded Play of the Year at the 2022 Writers Guild of Great Britain Awards.
Farnham Maltings visits Portesham village hall (phone 01305 871035) on Friday 28 October and Sturminster Marshall village hall (phone 07903 057427) on Saturday 29 October in partnership with Artsreach, the county’s touring arts charity, supported by Dorset Council and Arts Council England. Full details and tickets can be found online at

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