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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Grease (DOSYTCo)

Director - Chris Dilley

Musical Director - Helen Curson

Choreographer - Jodie Quirke

Assistant Choreographer - Olivia Dolman

6th to 9th April 2016
at Dereham Memorial Hall


MISS LYNCH - Charlotte Bunting
EUGENE - Joseph Chapman
JAN - Sophie Chapman
MARTY -Olivia Dolman
RIZZO - Jess Biggam
DOODY - Harrison Matwij
ROGER - Tom Jones
KENICKIE -Ollie Ludman
SONNY - Josiah Blake
FRENCHY - Maisie Dolman
SANDY - Emily Baker
DANNY - Alfie Mazzei
VINCE FONTAINE - Declan Matwij
CHA CHA - Ellie Mason
TEEN ANGEL - Elliot Hunter
RADIO VOICE - Ellie Jones


Louis Miller, Thomas Wilson Gotobed, Adam Jones, Frankie Mazzei, Charlie Barrett


Chloe Hunt, Ellie Jones, Emily Scarlett and Kathryn Mason


Reece King, William Rodwell, Milo Milton, Luke Smart, Oscar Tomlin Hannah Jones (D), Maddie Taylor (D), Gaby Barrell (D), Rebecca Ludman (D), Laurent Matwij (D), Keira Varley (D), Maddie Booth (D) Esme Pitman, Esme Findlay, Jessica Kurton, Keziah Blake, Becky Mantle, Summer Giles, Courtney Theobald


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