Dereham Theatre Company


Box Office now open for 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 Operatic Society - Panto87-88

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Sleeping Beauty

Written, Produced and Designed by - Bill Winn

Musical Director - Neville Moon

Choreographer - Olga Barry

28th December 1987 to 2nd January 1988
at Dereham Memorial Hall


AUNTIE MIN - Steve Sullivan
CARABOSSE - John Grimble
HAREM - Richard Davison
SCAREM - Alistair Gibson
ELENA - Heather Barnard
KING (INNKEEPER) - Paul Haverson
QUEEN - Heather Neave
MORRIS MINOR - Susan Endresen
INKEEPER'S WIFE - Brenda Baverstock


SNOWFLAKE - Glynis Clampitt
FERNLEAF - Maria Wilcox
BLUE BELL - Joanne Wade


VIOLET - Trisha Goodwins

ROSE BUD - Jacqui Kemp
SUNBEAM - Pat Rogers


Tracy Adams, Deborah Barnard, Helen Battelley, Rachel Bowers-Jolley, Dawn Davison, Eleanor Foster, Lisa Johnstone, Audrey Kemp, Tina Moon, Elaine North, Naomi Seaman, Claire Thomas, Susie Waghorn


Karen Cleave, Alexandra Simmons, Hannah Simmons, Olivia Simmons


April 2018

Diary Dates


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


2018 Pantomime

Sleeping Beauty

27th Dec 2018 - 1st Jan 2019

Dereham Memorial Hall