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 Operatic Society

I'll Get My Man

Director - Trevor Thurston

 
8th to 11th March 2006
at Dereham Memorial Hall
 
 


 
CAST

REVEREND ARTHUR HUMPHREY - Ian Sandell
MRS CARTER - Colleen Harris
HARRIETTE HUMPHREY - Val Harrington-Lofthouse
MRS WINIFRED BARRINGTON-LOCKE - Marea Smithson
PETER (VENTURE MAN) GRAHAM - Lee Johnson
JOSEPHINE BRISSAC - Julie Hewitt
PIXIE (I'LL GET MY MAN) POTTER - Joan Syrett
THE BISHOP OF LAX - Paul Winstanley
PHOTOGRAPHER/POSTMAN - Gareth Evans



Review by Nick Heath (EDP 9th March 2006)
 
"LAUGHTER AT ESCALATING CHAOS IN THE VICARAGE
As vicars go, the Rev Arthur Humphrey is probably the antithesis of everything expected from a man of the cloth, selfish, forgetful, greedy and obsesed with his stomach. Ian Sandell delivers a laugh-out-loud performance in Dereham Operatic Society's production of "I'll Get My Man" bringing a mixture of confusion and childish glee to the role of the wayward vicar. He inhabits a world of raving eccentrics, constantly henpecked by his prim and prissy sister Harriette Humphrey (Val Harrington-Lofthouse) and terrified of the formidable Mrs Winifred Barrington Locke (Marea Smithson) The cast turns in accomplished performances, offering a blend of finely tuned comic timing and pithy one-liners. By the end you really do feel sorry for the poor Rev Humphrey who wants nothing more than a woman to cook him a square meal but ends up inviting anarchy into the vicarage. The audience lauged throught the performance and seemed to apprecite the comedy of errors and the ever-escalating chaos. If you want a good chuckle then the sharp script and comedic talents of the cast will not leave you disappointed."
 

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