Dereham Theatre Company


Box Office now open for Priscilla Queen of the Desert!

Box Office for Beauty and the Beast and A Passionate Woman opens on Monday September 18th (Patrons Priority Booking from Monday September 11th)

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

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert - The Musical


Director - Ben Francis

Musical Director - Helen Cowie

Choreographer - Georgia Millan

Production Manager - Sophie Blanks

Dance Captain - Nathan White


October 3rd to 7th 2017

What a day! Thank you to everyone who put themselves forward to audition for Priscilla Queen of the Desert, we were so heartened by the effort that you all put in, casting the show was not an easy decision! However, after much consideration, we have put together what we hope you will agree is a fantastic cast. Congratulations to all those who were successful and commiserations to those who weren't on this occasion. As emphasised today, every cast member is integral to this show's success, so whatever part you have been given, you will be expected to give your all. We can't wait to get started with our first rehearsal on Tuesday. See you all there!
Emma Galley, Chloe Hunter, Laura Marvell James, Cathy Wilson
BERNADETTE - Paul Ellingford
TICK - Lee Johnson
ADAM - Josh Lee
BOB - Kevin Reeve
BENJI - Milo Milton/Thomas Wilson-Gotobed
BUSETTE 2 (FARRAH) - Michael Silvester
BUSETTE 3 (VICAR) - Ollie Ludman
BUSETTE 4 - Charlotte Bunting
BUSETTE 5 - Chloe Bailey
BUSETTE 6 - Emily Baker
MARION - Andrea Wilson
CYNTHIA - Kara Field
SHIRLEY - Louise Mark
Paul Allum, Doug Bailey, Helen Bailey, Reece Biddulph, Hayley Carter, Debbie Clarke, Kara Field, Julie Hunter, Reece King, Louise Mark, Ellie Mason, Sandra Miller, Heather Neave, Lavinia Pirret, Shirley Ramm, Danielle Standing, Michael Stoker, Michelle Wilson


August 2017

Diary Dates

14th - 15th July 2017
Dereham Memorial Hall

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
3rd - 7th October 2017
Dereham Memorial Hall

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


11th - 14th April 2018

Dereham Memorial Hall



DTCo 70th Anniversary Celebration

9th June 2018

Dereham Memorial Hall



DTCo/DOSYTCo 70th Anniversary Concert

21st July - 22nd July 2018

Dereham Memorial Hall