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.
Beauty and the Beast
Wednesday December 27th 2017 at 7:30pm
Thursday December 28th 2017 at 7:30pm
Friday December 29th 2017 at 7:30pm
Saturday December 30th 2017 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday December 31st 2017 at 2:30pm
Monday January 1st 2018 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Dereham Theatre Company's celebrated Annual Christmas Pantomime returns to Dereham Memorial Hall, with this Panto classic performing for eight shows.
The classic fairy tale, brought to magnificent pantomime life! In order to save her father, kind-hearted Belle faces imprisonment in a magnificent castle, by the hideous Beast. But is he more than he seems? ...