Dereham Theatre Company (formerly Dereham Operatic Society) is a charitable Trust and was formed in 1948 to offer the local community education and enlightenment in amateur dramatic arts. A very grand way of saying that we were formed to entertain the people of Dereham and Norfolk!
Our Shakespearian motto "Mere folk who give distraction are we" comes from Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate", which we first performed in 1970, and is based upon one of William Shakespeare's most famous plays "The Taming of the Shrew".
We stage three productions a year (not including the productions of our youth group) including a major musical in the autumn, a pantomime over the Christmas period and a play in the spring. There is something for everyone!
If you are looking to join one of the premier operatic and dramatic societies in Norfolk as either a performer (we actively encourage all whatever your ability or experience, whether you are a singer, an actor, dancer, or just enjoy being on stage), backstage helper, front of house staff or just looking to purchase some tickets for our next show ........ you need look no further; Welcome to our website.
25th Anniversary Concert
Director - Chris Dilley
Musical Director - Helen Curson
Choreographer - Jodie Quirke
15th and 16th July 2016
at Dereham Memorial Hall
Celebrating twenty-five years of our youth Company, 25 Years showcased the talents of our current Members, between the ages of 7 and 19, as well as inviting back past Members. Songs were selected from every Musical DOSYTCo has performed since 1991.