Dereham Theatre Company
 

 

Box Office now open for Beauty and the Beast, A Passionate Woman and the 70th Anniversary Celebration now available

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

Past Productions

To see more information, reviews and photographs of past productions just click on a link:
 
2017 - Dad's Army (Spring Play)
2016/17 - Dick Whittington (Christmas Pantomime)
2016 - Rock of Ages (Autumn Musical)
2016 - Grease (DOSYTCo)
2016 - Wyrd Sisters (Spring Play)
2015/16 - Jack and the Beanstalk (Christmas Pantomime)
2014/15 - Cinderella (Christmas Pantomime)
2014 - Guys and Dolls (DOSYTCo)
2013 - Me And My Girl (Autumn Musical)
2013 - Joseph and his Amazing Techincolor Dreamcoat (DOSYTCo)
2013 - Calendar Girls (Spring Play)
2012/13 - Robinson Crusoe (Christmas Pantomime)
2012 - Oklahoma! (Autumn Musical)
2012 - Old Time Music Hall (Dereham Festival)
2012 - Bugsy Malone (DOSYTCo)
2011/12 - Mother Goose (Christmas Pantomime)
2011 - Old Time Music Hall (Autumn Production)
2011 - Oliver! (DOSYTCo)
2010 - The Matchgirls (Autumn Musical)
2010 - Made in Heaven (Dereham Festival Concert)
2010 - Disney's Beauty and the Beast (DOSYTCo)
2009 - Back to the '80s (DOSYTCo)
2008/09 - Sleeping Beauty (Christmas Pantomime)
2008 - Mack & Mabel (Autumn Musical)
2008 - Diamond Years with DOS (Dereham Festival Concert)
2008 - Les Miserable (DOSYTCo)
2008 - Stepping Out (Spring Play)
2007/08 - Cinderella (Christmas Pantomime)
2007 - Anything Goes (Autumn Musical)
2007 - Old Time Music Hall
2007 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (DOSYTCo)
2006/07 - Hansel & Gretel (Christmas Pantomime)
2006 - The Dracula Spectaular (DOSYTCo)
2005/06 - Ali Ba Ba (Christmas Pantomime)
2005 - Scarlet Pimpernel (Autumn Musical)
2005 - Peter Pan (DOSYTCo)
2005 - Local Affairs (Spring Play)
2004/05 - Jack & The Beanstalk (Christmas Pantomime)
2004 – Mame (Autumn Musical)
2004 - The Wizard of Oz (DOSYTCo)
2004 – The Continental Quilt (Spring Play)
2003/04 - Dick Whittington and His Cat (Christmas Pantomime)
2003 - Guys and Dolls (Autumn Musical)
2003 - The Vackees (DOSYTCo)
2003 - It Runs in the Family (Spring Play)
2002/03 - Mother Goose (Christmas Pantomime)
2002 - The King and I (Autumn Musical)
2002 - Honk! (DOSYTCo)
2002 - “Allo Allo” (Spring Play)
2002 - Little Red Riding Hood (Christmas Pantomime)
2001 - Cabaret (Autumn Musical)
2001 - Oliver! (DOSYTCo)
2001 - A Tomb With a View (Spring Play)
2001 – Aladdin (Christmas Pantomime)
2000 - My Fair Lady (Autumn Musical)
2000 - Scrooge The Musical
2000- Surprise Package (Spring Play)
2000 - Sleeping Beauty (Christmas Pantomime)
1999 - Annie Get Your Gun (Autumn Musical)
1999 - The King and I (DOSYTCo)
1999 - A Chorus of Disapproval (Spring Play)
1999 – Cinderella (Christmas Pantomime)
1998 - Hot Mikado (Autumn Musical)
1998 - Whistle Down the Wind (DOSYTCo)
1998 - Habeas Corpus & Play It Again Sam (Spring Plays)
1998 - Robinson Crusoe (Christmas Pantomime)
1997 - Me & My Girl (Autumn Musical)
1997 - My Fair Lady (DOSYTCo)
1997 - Noises Off & A Fine Romance (Spring Plays)
1997 - Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood (Christmas Pantomime)
1996 - Fiddler on the Roof (Autumn Musical)
1996 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (DOSYTCo)
1996 - Outside Edge; Old Time Music Hall (Spring Productions)
1996 - Jack and the Giant Beanstalk (Christmas Pantomime)
1995 - Anything Goes (Autumn Musical)
1995 - Annie (DOSYTCo)
1995 - The Heiress & We'll Meet Again (Spring Plays)
1995 - Dick Whittington (Christmas Pantomime)
1994 – Chess (Autumn Musical and East Anglian Premiere)
1994 - Half a Sixpence (DOSYTCo)
1994 - Intent to Murder & A Grand Music Hall (Spring Productions)
1994 - Beauty and The Beast (Christmas Pantomime)
1993 - King’s Rhapsody (Autumn Musical)
1993 - The Wizard of Oz (DOSYTCo)
1993 - Absurd Person Singular (Spring Play)
1993 - Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Christmas Pantomime)
1992 – Showboat (Autumn Musical)
1992 - Oliver! (DOSYTCo)
1992 – Filumena & We’ll Meet Again (Spring Productions)
1992 – Aladdin (Christmas Pantomime)
1991 - Robert and Elizabeth (Autumn Musical)
1991 - How the Other Half Loves (Spring Play)
1991 - Babes in the Wood (Christmas Pantomime)
1990 – Camelot (Autumn Musical)
1990 - The Importance of Being Earnest (Spring Play)
1990 - Mother Goose (Christmas Pantomime)
1989 - The Merry Widow (Autumn Musical)
1989 - Move Over & Mrs. Markham (Spring Productions)
1989 – Cinderella (Christmas Pantomime)
1988 - The Pirates of Penzance (Autumn Musical)
1988 - Two and Two Make Sex (Spring Play)
1987/88 - Sleeping Beauty (Christmas Pantomime)
1987- Carousel (Autumn Musical)
1987 - Wanted One Body (Spring Play)
1987 - Jack and the Beanstalk (Christmas Pantomime)
1986-– Annie (Autumn Musical)
1986 - Bedroom Farce (Spring Play)
1986 - Dick Whittington (Christmas Pantomime)
1985 - The Card (Autumn Musical)
1985 - Billy Liar (Spring Play)
1985 - Queen of Hearts (Christmas Pantomime)
1984 - South Pacific (Autumn Musical)
1984 - Not Now Darling (Spring Play)
1984 - Aladdin (Christmas Pantomime)
1983 - Gigi (Autumn Musical)
1983 -Ten Times Table (Spring Play)
1983 - Humpty Dumpty (Christmas Pantomime)
1982 - Hello Dolly (Autumn Musical)
1982 - Present Laughter (Spring Play)
1982 - Babes in the Wood (Christmas Pantomime)
1981 -Oklahoma! (Autumn Musical)
1981 - Uproar in the House (Spring Play)
1981 - Cinderella (Christmas Pantomime)
1980 - Half a Sixpence (Autumn Musical)
1980 - The Constant Wife (Spring Play)
1980 - Sleeping Beauty (Christmas Pantomime)
1979 - Sweet Charity (Autumn Musical)
1979 - Dial ‘M’ for Murder (Spring Play)
1979 - Dick Whittington (Christmas Pantomime)
1978 - The Sound of Music (Autumn Musical)
1978 - Children’s Day (Spring Play)
1978 - Mother Goose (Christmas Pantomime)
1977 - Annie Get Your Gun (Autumn Musical)
1977 - The Young Elizabeth (Spring Play)
1977 - Robinson Crusoe (Christmas Pantomime)
1976 - Oliver! (Autumn Musical)
1976 - Hay Fever (Spring Play)
1976 - Aladdin (Christmas Pantomime)
1975 - My Fair Lady (Autumn Musical)
1975 - Cinderella (Christmas Pantomime)
1974 - West Side Story (Autumn Musical)
1974 - Jack in the Beanstalk (Christmas Pantomime)
1973 - Fiddler on the Roof (Autumn Musical)
1973 - Puss in Boots (Christmas Pantomime)
1972 - Guys and Dolls (Autumn Musical)
1972 - The Sleeping Beauty (Christmas Pantomime)
1971 - South Pacific (Autumn Musical)
1971 - Babes in the Wood (Christmas Pantomime)
1970 - Kiss Me Kate (Autumn Musical)
1970 - Mother Goose (Christmas Pantomime)
1969 - The King and I (Autumn Musical)
1969 - Dick Whittington (Christmas Pantomime)
1968 - The Belle of New York (Autumn Musical)
1968 - Aladdin (Christmas Pantomime)
1967 - Oklahoma! (Autumn Musical)
1967 - Cinderella (Christmas Pantomime)
1966 - Carousel
1965 - Salad Days
1964 - (No production)
1963 - King’s Rhapsody
1962 - Love from Judy
1961 - The Quaker Girl
1960 - Rose Marie
1959 - A Country Girl
1958 - Goodnight Vienna
1957 - The Yeomen of the Guard
1956 - The Pirates of Penzance
1955 - Ruddigore
1954 - The Gondoliers
1953 - H. M. S. Pinafore
1952 - The Mikado
1951 - Patience; Iolanthe
1950 - The Yeomen of the Guard
1949 - The Pirates of Penzance
1948 - The Mikado

 

 

October 2017


Diary Dates


 
Beauty and the Beast
27th December 2017 - 1st January 2018
Dereham Memorial Hall
 

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

 

2018 DOYSTCo Musical

Cats

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