Dereham Theatre Company
 

 

Tickets now on sale for both The Producers and 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 
 
 
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
 
 


 
CAST

PRINCESS AURORA -Lavinia Pirret
PRINCE FLORIMUND - Jill Everett
AUNTIE MIN - Steve Sullivan
CARABOSSE - John Grimble
HAREM - Richard Davison
SCAREM - Alistair Gibson
ELENA - Heather Barnard
CHAMBERLAIN - Nicky King
KING (INNKEEPER) - Paul Haverson
QUEEN - Heather Neave
MORRIS MINOR - Susan Endresen
INKEEPER'S WIFE - Brenda Baverstock
GUEST/SAILOR - Mike Berry

FAIRIES/DANCERS

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

ORANGE BLOSSOM - Mandy Blanch

VIOLET - Trisha Goodwins

ROSE BUD - Jacqui Kemp
SUNBEAM - Pat Rogers

VILLAGERS/SAILORS/COURTIERS

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

CHILD DANCERS

Karen Cleave, Alexandra Simmons, Hannah Simmons, Olivia Simmons

 

September 2018


Diary Dates

 


 

 

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

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