Dereham Theatre Company


Box Office now open for A Passionate Woman and Cats

Telephone 01362 288 124

Bright & Beautiful Flowers
3A Wellington Road, Dereham
NR19 2BP

Dereham Memorial Hall, where most of our productions are performed

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.

Quick Contacts


Rehearsal Studio
The Studio
Rear of Dereham Memorial Hall
62 Norwich Street
East Dereham
Norfolk, NR19 1AD
chairman at dosoc dot co dot uk
treasurer at dosoc dot co dot uk
website at dosoc dot co dot uk
Dereham Theatre Company

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Dick Whittington


Director/Choreographer - Jean Cator

Musical Director - Holly Jones

Assistant Director - Paul Allum

Dance Captain - Michelle Wilson


27th December 2016 to 1st January 2017
at Dereham Memorial Hall







TOMMY - Thomas Wilson Gotobed

QUEEN RAT - Jayne Andrew


SARAH BERRY - Tony Wilds

ALICE FITZWARREN - Charlotte Bunting

CAPTAIN COD - Paul Allum

MICK THE MATE - Declan Matwij

SULTANA - Heather Neave


Chloe Bailey, Jacqui Shah, Danielle Standing, Michelle Wilson


Doug Bailey, Lily Hurt, Susan Jude, Louis Miller, Sandra Miller, Milo Milton, Heather Neave, Haydn Rogers, Abigail Shah, Ryan Standing, Teejay Standing, Maddie Taylor, Kara Wilson


Dick Whittington has travelled to London where he believes 'the streets are paved with gold'. Unfortunately the truth is far from the legend and Dick finds himself with a menial job at Fitzwarren's Stores, in a capital plagued with rats. One villainous Rat in particular is determined to put pay to Dick's success, plotting to stop him becoming London's Mayor and taking the hand of Alice Fitzwarren ...



February 2018

Diary Dates

A Passionate Woman
8th - 10th March 2018
Dereham Memorial Hall


2018 DOYSTCo Musical


11th - 14th April 2018

Dereham Memorial Hall



DTCo 70th Anniversary Celebration

9th June 2018

Dereham Memorial Hall



DTCo/DOSYTCo 70th Anniversary Concert

20th July - 21st July 2018

Dereham Memorial Hall


2018 Autumn Musical

The Producers

2nd - 6th October 2018

Dereham Memorial Hall