Ordinary People

community projects

Share your stories, join the cast and watch the shows

Be a part of an extraordinary new musical about ordinary people, exploring how all of us have a story worth telling.

Ordinary People began life in Maidstone, Kent, supported in part by Farnham Maltings and now it’s Farnham’s turn.

Multi-award-winning composer and lyricist Darren Clark (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), will be collecting real stories from local people. These stories will then be transformed into a musical event that paints a vibrant and beautiful picture of our town, and we need your help to make sure as many voices as possible are included.

Here's how you can get involved...

share a story

Are you a resident of Farnham or its surrounding areas? We want to hear from you! Tell us about your experience of living in our community, and your story may be turned into a song. We are looking for all stories from the ordinary to the extraordinary so get in touch and tell us all about you! Click here to submit your story.

Deadline for submissions: Mon 18 March 2024

join the cast

In early 2024 we are looking for community performers to join our professional cast for the development of Ordinary People: The Farnham Musical. After a period of research and development, we will create a short sharing of some songs and scenes to be performed to an invited audience.

Auditions will be held on Sat 02 March 2024.

Sign off

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If you're interested in joining the cast, please contact Harriet by Mon 26 February 2024.

Harriet Thompson

Community Producer (social & wellbeing)
watch the show
see the original show on Fri 09 February, 7pm

The Maidstone version of Ordinary People is visiting the Maltings - see where the project began and get inspired to learn about the upcoming Farnham version!

watch the premiere sharing of the show on Sat 23 March, 7pm

The community company will be hard at work during March to develop a musical based on the collected local stories. See this relaxed sharing of what has been prepared so far and discuss what the future of the show may be!