Dereham Theatre Company


Tickets now on sale for both our 70th Anniversary Concert AND The Producers!

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
All queries should be directed
through our Facebook Page 

The Producers


Director - Ben Francis

Musical Director - Helen Cowie

Choreographer - Georgia Millan


Sing-throughs - 16th and 17th May 2018

Rehearsals - Tuesdays and Thursdays (Date of first rehearsal to be confirmed).

Essential Dates - Sunday 22 July (Dereham Carnival) and Monday 24 September to Sunday 7 October (inclusive)

Performances - 2nd - 6th Oct 2018

Fees - In addition to the fee for annual acting membership (£25), all cast will be required to pay a Show Fee of £25 (this amount may be reviewed prior to auditions) 


Thanks to everyone for the time and effort put into auditioning for our 70th Anniversary musical production, we hope you will all enjoy Dereham Theatre Companyís version of The Producers.
Max - Lee Chapman
Leo - Michael Stoker
Ulla - Laura Marvell-James
Usherette 1 - Emma Galley
Usherette 2 - Chloe Hunter
Roger - TBC
Carmen - Paul Ellingford
Franz - Andy Lofthouse
Bryan (set designer) - Joseph Reed
Kevin (costume) - Matt Hartley
Scott (choreographer) - Will Chandler
Shirley (lighting) - Louise Mark
Chloe Bailey, Lauren Baston, Danielle Standing, Heather Rudolph, Josiah Blake, Michael Silvester, Emma Galley, Chloe Hunter, Matt Hartley, Joseph Reed, Will Chandler
Gary Davison, Mark Wells, Helen Bailey, Debbie Clarke, Ruth Hannant, Sue Jude, Kevin Reeve, Doug Bailey, Sandra Miller
Anyone who hasnít already auditioned and wants to be considered for the role of Roger please confirm your attendance at the first rehearsal on Tuesday 5th June at the Studio.
Anyone who hasnít already auditioned and wants to be considered for Ensemble, please confirm your attendance at the first rehearsal on Tuesday 5th June at the Studio.

August 2018

Diary Dates



DTCo/DOSYTCo 70th Anniversary Concert

20th-21st July 2018
Dereham Memorial Hall


2018 Autumn Musical

The Producers
2nd - 6th October 2018
Dereham Memorial Hall


2018 Christmas Pantomime

Sleeping Beauty
27th Dec 2018 - 1st Jan 2019
Dereham Memorial Hall


2019 Spring Play

7th - 9th March 2019
Dereham Memorial Hall