Dereham Theatre Company
 

 

Tickets now on sale for Sleeping Beauty!

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 
 
 

Hi-de-Hi Members' Page

Director - Trevor Thurston

 

Sun 3rd March (9am to 10pm) - Get In
Mon 4th March - Technical Rehearsal
Weds 6th March - Dress Rehearsal
Thurs 7th to Sat 9th March - Performances
Sun 10th March - Get Out
 

Please note that all cast will be required to pay the following:

  • Acting Membership Fee (Adults 25) - payable at first rehearsal (unless already paid for the current year), AND;
  • 15.00 Show Fee, AND;
  • 10.00 Script Fee 
 

 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE - Please click here

 

SCRIPT BREAKDOWN - A guide to the original TV episodes

The script uses new dialogue to glue together an amalgamation of sections taken a number of different episodes (some of the sections from the original TV series are word-for-word and others are amended slightly to fit).  Below is a rough guide:

ACT ONE

Prologue - Probably all new dialogue?

Sc1 - Peggy's Big Chance (Series 2 Ep2), Co-Respondent's Course (Series 4 Ep1), Lift Up Your Minds (Series 2 Ep3), Charity Begins At Home (Series 1 Ep6), If Wet In The Ballroom (Series 2 Ep1), Trouble and Strife (Series 3 Ep5).

Sc2 - A Night Not To Remember (Series 2 Ep5)

Sc3 - The Society Entertainer (Series 4 Ep4), Charity Begins At Home (Series 1 Ep6), The Partridge Season (Series 1 Ep4), Maplins Continental (Series 4 Ep6), A Night Not To Remember (Series 2 Ep5)

Sc4 - Trouble and Strife (Series 3 Ep5), Maplins Continental (Series 4 Ep6), A Night Not To Remember (Series 2 Ep5)

Sc5 - Peggy's Big Chance (Series 2 Ep2), A Night Not To Remember (Series 2 Ep5)

ACT TWO

Sc1 - A Night Not To Remember (Series 2 Ep5), Trouble and Strife (Series 3 Ep5),

Sc2 - Probably all new dialogue?

Sc3 - Mostly all new dialogue except one paragraph from Peggy's Big Chance (Series 2 Ep2)

Sc4 - A Night Not To Remember (Series 2 Ep5), Maplins Continental (Series 4 Ep6),

Sc5 - Maplins Continental (Series 4 Ep6)

Sc6 - Maplins Continental (Series 4 Ep6)

Sc7 - Maplins Continental (Series 4 Ep6)

Sc8 - Maplins Continental (Series 4 Ep6), A Night Not To Remember (Series 2 Ep5), Trouble and Strife (Series 3 Ep5)

 

AUDITION RESULTS


Thanks to all auditionees, a fantastic turnout providing a wealth of talent - a joy to listen to all.  A very strong cast indeed.

- Trevor

 

 

 

December 2018


Diary Dates

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

 

2019 Spring Play

Hi-de-Hi!
7th - 9th March 2019
Dereham Memorial Hall
 

 

2019 Autumn Musical

RENT
1st - 5th October 2019
Dereham Memorial Hall