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 
 
 
Dereham Theatre Company - The Producers

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The Producers

Director - Ben Francis

Musical Director - Helen Cowie

Choreographer - Danielle Standing

 
2ndnd to 6th October 2018
at Dereham Memorial Hall
 
 


 
CAST

MAX BIALYSTOCK - Lee Chapman
LEO BLOOM - Michael Stoker
ULLA - Laura Marvell-James
FRANZ LIEBKIND - Andy Lofthouse

ROGER De BRIS - Lee Johnson
CARMEN GHIA - Paul Ellingford
BRYAN - Joseph Reed
KEVIN - Matt Hartley
SCOTT - Josiah Blake
SHIRLEY - Louise Mark

HOLD ME, TOUCH ME - Julie Hunter
LICK ME, BITE ME - Emma Galley
KISS ME, FEEL ME - Chloe Hunter

USHERETTES - Emma Galley and Chloe Hunter

FOLLIES' GIRLS

Chloe Bailey, Lauren Baston, Danielle Standing, Emma Galley, Chloe Hunter, Holly Edwards

ENSEMBLE

Gary Davison, Helen Bailey, Debbie Clarke, Ruth Hannent, Sue Jude, Doug Bailey, Sandra Miller, Emma Hammond, Holly Edwards, Danielle Standing, Chloe Bailey, Lauren Baston, Julie Hunter, Alex Chidichimo



Review by Ian Clarke, EDP, Wednesday 3 October 2018
 
"An entourage of singing Hitlers and a rousing chorus of “Keep it gay” would not immediately to mind.
Dereham Theatre Company loves to put on shows which are fun for audiences and those taking part.
The cast hit the spot - getting a fully deserved standing ovation - with its opening night performance of Mel Brooks’ Broadway hit.
Saucy, edgy and hilarious the show certainly is.
The brilliant Lee Chapman and Michael Stoker (Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom) led a talented cast which oozed energy and passion.
The plot surrounds the producers’ failed plot to oversell interest in a Broadway flop.
For seven decades the company has put on a vast array of shows.
It deserves support from the local community and it’s disappointing to hear advance ticket sales aren’t much better. Come on Dereham - get yourselves along.."
 

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