Farnworth Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society

  • Farnworth Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society was formed in 1930 and is still going strong although now named Farnworth Performing Arts Company.

    We are unsure when Frank first joined the company but he did perform in THE VAGABOND KING in 1950.

    The Vagabond King is a 1925 operetta by Rudolf Friml in four acts, with a book and lyrics by Brian Hooker and William H. Post, based upon Justin Huntly McCarthy's 1901 romantic novel and play If I Were King. The story is a fictionalized episode in the life of the 15th-century poet and thief Francois Villon, centering on his wooing of Katherine De Vaucelles (the cousin of King Louis XI), and relating how he becomes "king for a day" and defends France against the invading forces of the Duke of Burgundy.

  • Frank Finlay in THE VAGABOND KING