Donald Douglas - Founder and President


FET or "Friends of English Theatre" is based at the Théâtre le Colombier in the village of Les Cabannes, next to Cordes-sur-Ciel in the Tarn (81).

The Association was founded by actor and local resident Donald Douglas after he was approached by the management of the newly re-opened theatre who were seeking to broaden their audience base.

Our first production in May 2014 was a resounding success and since then we have put on six shows a year, building up a loyal and enthusiastic following amongst ex-pats and other English-speaking locals.

We aim to give our audiences a theatrical experience of the highest calibre, both solo performances and ensemble productions, often fresh from award-winning runs at the Edinburgh Festival and beyond, whilst maintaining ticket prices at a reasonable level.


The Association is run by a committee comprising the following members:

Honorary President                                          Sir Derek Jacobi

President & Artistic Director                           Donald Douglas

Vice President                                                  Joanna  Boegner

Treasurer                                                         Jane Wallace

Secretary                                                         Ruth Etridge

Artist Liaison                                                    Lucie Maguire  

Hospitality                                                        Judy Kent

Official Photographer                                       Jenny Cundy