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

Performances:

7th, 8th and 9th March 2019 (19:30)
 

 


For members' production information please click here.  

 
Hi-de-hi, campers!
 
Our Spring Play in 2019 will be a stage adaptation of the hugely popular British TV series, which revisits the 1950's and Maplins Holiday Camp with its host of colourful characters.
 
It's the start of a new season and founder Joe Maplin announces that he is setting up a camp in the Bahamas and needs female yellowcoats to go and work there. The annual "Miss Yellowcoat" competition will decide who. Imagine the rivalry!
 
Cleaner Peggy, meanwhile, is thrilled that this will bring the prospect of a vacancy for a new yellowcoat at the Crimpton-on Sea camp and convinces Jeffrey Fairbrother, the Entertainments Manager, that she is the ideal candidate for the job.
 
The Camp Host, Ted Bovis, is forced to employ numerous money-making schemes when his ex-wife turns up at the camp with a bailiff in tow and Yvonne and Barry Stuart-Hargreaves send the rumour mill into its usual overdrive when Gladys is overheard escorting Jeffrey into his chalet late one evening.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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