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.
Tuesday October 2nd at 7:30pm
Wednesday October 3rd at 7:30pm
Thursday October 4th at 7:30pm
Friday October 5th at 7:30pm
Saturday October 6th at 2:30pm & 7:30pm
For their 70th Anniversary, Dereham Theatre Company proudly presents this Mel Brookes classic, based on the 1967 film of the same name.
The show concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show, 'Springtime for Hitler', unexpectedly turns out to be successful.