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
Dereham Theatre Company

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Rock of Ages

Director - Chris Dilley

Musical Director - Helen Cowie

Choreographer - Georgia Millan

Production Manager - Sophie Blanks

Dance Captains - Georgia Long, Martha Bailey

 
4th to 8th October 2016
at Dereham Memorial Hall
 
 


 
CAST

DREW BOLEY – Michael Stoker
SHERRIE CHRISTIAN – Heather Rudolph
LONNY BARNETT – Lee Chapman
STACEE JAXX – Elliot Hunter
DENNIS DUPREE – Andy Lofthouse
FRANZ KLINEMANN – Declan Matwij
REGINA KOONTZ/CANDI – Ellie Buckingham
JUSTICE CHARLIER – Laura Marvell-James
HERTZ KLINEMANN – Mark Wells
JA’KEITH – Alan Syder
CONSTANCE SACK – Chloe Hunter 

FALLEN ANGELS

Martha Bailey, Selina Bhantoo, Laura Bullimore, Olivia Dolman, Brodie Elgood

PROTESTOR FACTION

Doug Bailey, Helen Bailey, Kerrie Barnett, Charlotte Bunting, Hayley Carter, Joanne Doughty, Emma Galley, Chloe Hunter, Julie Hunter, Ollie Ludman, Alfie Mazzei, Sandra Miller, Heather Neave, Tom Patten, Lavinia Pirret, Joseph Reed, Michelle Wilson



The East Anglian Premiere of the smash-hit Broadway and West End show
 
It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip–and themselves–before it's too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.
 

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