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

Dad's Army

 

Director - Paul Allum

Creative Consultant - Sophie Blanks

Musical Director - Holly Jones

Production Manager - Michael Stoker

 

9th to 11th March 2017
at Dereham Memorial Hall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


CAST:

CAPTAIN MAINWARING - Tony Wilds

SERGEANT WILSON - Lee Johnson

CORPORAL JONES - Colin Harris

PRIVATE FRAZER - Lee Chapman

PRIVATE WALKER - Gareth Evans

PRIVATE GODFREY - Mark Wells

PRIVATE PIKE - Declan Matwij

MRS FOX - Philippa Baillie

IVY SAMWAYS/BEAUTY - Charlotte Bunting

EDITH PARISH/BEAUTY - Selina Bhantoo

MRS GRAY/WAITRESS - Lavinia Pirret

MRS PIKE - Emma Galley

WAITRESS/BEAUTY - Laura Bullimore

CAFE OWNER/COLONEL/MR GORDON - Kevin Reeve

PORTER/VERGER - Jack Doubleday

U-BOAT CAPTAIN/VICAR - Michael Stoker

A.R.P. WARDEN HODGES - Phil Sherwood

MISS IRONSIDES/MRS PROSSER - Pennie Jones

U-BOAT CREW - Philippa Baillie, Selina Bhantoo, Laura Bullimore, Haydn Rogers, Chris Smart

 

SINGERS (The 'Dad-ettes')

Laura Bullimore, Charlotte Bunting, Emma Galley

 

'Don't panic, Captain Mainwaring!'

Forty years since it ended on BBC Television, Dereham Theatre Company presents a stage version of David Croft and Jimmy Perry's beloved situation comedy, following the misadventures of the (mostly aged) Home Guard in Walmington-on-Sea, during World War II.  Featuring the episodes 'Mum's Army', 'The Deadly Attachment', 'The Godiva Affair' and 'Floral Dance'.

Performance subject to licensing by Samuel French Ltd.

 


 

 

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