Dereham Theatre Company
 

 

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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

Hi-de-Hi Rehearsal Schedule

If you are unable to attend a rehearsal for which you are required please inform Trevor via Su Elgood as soon as possible at elgood62@gmail.com.  Trevor can be contacted on 01603 433051
 
Anyone in the cast and crew are welcome to attend any rehearsals but only those called will be involved.
 
All rehearsals are from 7.30pm until 10.00pm unless otherwise stated.
 
*Note; "Yellow Coats" includes Betty, Gary, Dawn, Tracy and Sylvia

Date
Day
Required
Activity
January
8th Tues

Full Cast

19:30 - 21:30 = Read-through full script
10th Thurs None NO REHEARSAL
15th Tues

19:30 - 20:00 = Spike + Ted

20:00 - 20:30 = Gladys, Peggy, Sylvia, Betty, Tracey, Dawn, Gary

20:30 - 21:00 = Gladys + Peggy

21:00 - 21:30 = Partridge + Ted

21:30 - 22:00 = Fred + Pritchard

19:30 - 20:00 = pg18 "Jeffrey etc leave" to pg20 "Blackout, Tabs"

20:00 - 20:30 = pg 47 Sc3 to pg 50 "Peggy departs"

20:30 - 21:00 = Gladys speeches pgs 1 & 48 and Peggy speeches pgs 23 & 24

21:00 - 21:30 = Partridge speech pg 27 and Ted speeches pgs 46 & 57

21:30 - 22:00 = Fred speech pgs 55-56 and Pritchard speech pgs 65-66

 

17th Thurs

All Cast bar Bailiff, Pritchard, + Hilary

(no Jeffrey)

19:30 - 21:30 = Pg57 Sc5 to pg 60 end of Sc5

22nd Tues

19:30 - 20:30 = Gladys, Betty, Gary, Dawn, Tracey, Jeffrey, Peggy, Fred

20:30 - 21:30 = Fred, Yvonne, Barry, Ted, Spike, Partridge, Yellow Coats*

19:30 - 20:30 = Pg1 Prologue to pg6 "Fred moves back slightly" 

20:30 - 21:30 = Pg6 "Fred moves back slightly" to pg 8 "Gladys enters"

24th Thurs

19:30 - 21:30 = All cast bar Hilary, Pritchard + Bailiff

21:30 - 22:00 = Barry, Jeffrey, Yvonne

19:30 - 21:00 = Pg8 "Gladys enters" to pg13 "Spike follows Ted out"

21:00 - 21:30 = Pg8 "Gladys enters" to pg15 "lights up on staff room"

21:30 - 22:00 = pg13 "Spike follows Ted out" to pg15 "lights up on staff room"

29th Tues

19:30 - 20:30 = Hilary, Bailiff, Jeffrey, Ted, Spike

20:30 - 21:00 = Gladys + Pritchard

21:00 - 22:00 = Full Cast 

19:30 - 20:00 = pg15 "lights up on staff room" to pg18 "Jeffrey etc leave"

20:00 - 20:30 = pg15 "lights up on staff room" to pg20 "Blackout, Tabs"

20:30 - 21:00 = Pg21 Sc2 to pg22 end of Sc2

21:00 - 22:00 = Pg1 Prologue to  - to pg22 end of Sc2

31st Thurs

19:30 - 20:00 = Jeffrey + Peggy

20:00 - 21:00 = Jeffrey, Peggy, Gladys + Partridge

21:00 - 22:00 = Jeffrey + Gladys

19:30 - 20:00 = Pg23 Sc3 to pg25 "Gladys enters"

20:00 - 20:30 = Pg23 Sc3 to pg28 "Jeffrey waves Mr.P off"

20:30 - 21:00 = Pg25 "Gladys enters" to pg28 "Jeffrey waves Mr.P off"

21:00 - 22:00 = Pg30 "Gladys goes out" to pg33 End of Sc3

February
5th Tues

19:30 - 20:30 = All cast bar Bailiff, Hilary + Pritchard

20:30 - 22:00 = Jeffrey, Gladys, Fred, Partridge, Spike, Yvonne, Ted, Betty, Dawn, Barry, Peggy 

19:30 - 20:30 = pg28 "Jeffrey waves Mr.P off" to pg30 "Gladys goes out"

20:30 - 21:00 = Pg30 "Gladys goes out" to pg38 "Peggy departs left"

21:00 - 22:00 = Pg34 Sc4 to pg38 "Peggy departs left"

7th Thurs

19:30 - 20:00 = Jeffrey + Gladys

20:00 - 21:00 = Yvonne, Barry, Gladys, Jeffrey

21:00 - 22:00 = All Cast in Act 1

19:30 - 20:00 = pg38 "Peggy departs left" to pg39 End of Sc4

20:00 - 21:00 = Pg40 Sc5 to pg42 End of Act 1

21:00 - 22:00 = Act 1

12th Tues

19:30 - 20:00 = (Jeffrey), Peggy, (Partridge), Ted

20:00 - 20:30 = (Jeffrey), Peggy, (Partridge), Ted

20:30 - 21:00 = Jeffrey, Peggy, Ted, Dawn, Tracey, Betty, Gary

21:00 - 21:30 = Sylvia + Gladys

21:30 - 22:00 = Sylvia, Betty, Tracey, Dawn, Gary, Peggy

19:30 - 20:00 = Pg43 Act 2 to pg 45 "Peggy shuts chalet door"

20:00 - 20:30 = Pg43 Act 2 to bottom of pg45

20:30 - 21:00 = Pg45 "lights up on Jeffrey's chalet to end of Sc2

21:00 - 21:30 = Pg47 Sc3 to pg48 end of Sc3

21:30 - 22:00 = Pg49 Sc4 to pg50 "Peggy departs"

14th Thurs

19:30 - 20:00 = Sylvia, Betty, Tracey, Dawn, Gary, Peggy, Ted, Spike, Fred, Barry, Yvonne, Gladys, Jeffrey

20:00 - 20:30 = Gladys, Ted, Spike, Jeffrey

20:30 - 21:00 = Gladys, Ted, Spike, Jeffrey, Betty

21:00 - 21:30 = Gladys, Jeffrey, Betty

21:30 - 22:00 = Fred + Jeffrey

19:30 - 20:00 = Pg50 "Ted, Spike etc enter" to pg51 "the others disperse"

20:00 - 20:30 = Pg51 "the others disperse" to pg53 Spike and Ted both leave"

20:30 - 21:00 = Pg51 "the others disperse" to pg55 "Gladys leaves"

21:00 - 21:30 = pg53 "Spike and Ted both leave" to pg55 "Gladys leaves"

21:30 - 22:00 = Pg55 "Fred enters" to pg56 End of Sc4

19th Tues

19:30 - 20:00 = All Cast bar Bailiff, Pritchard + Hilary

20:00 - 20:30 = Jeffrey + Ted

20:30 - 21:00 = All Cast bar Peggy, Bailiff, Pritchard + Hilary

21:00 - 22:00 = All Cast bar Bailiff + Hilary

19:30 - 20:00 = Pg57 Sc5 to pg 60 end of Sc5

20:00 - 20:30 = Pg61 Sc6 to end of Sc6

20:30 - 21:00 = pg62 Sc7 to pg63 end of Sc7

21:00 - 22:00 = Pg64 Sc8 to pg70 "All except Ted leave"

21st Thurs

19:30 - 20:00 = All Cast bar Bailiff + Hilary

20:00 - 21:30 = Ted, Spike, Hilary, Jeffrey, Peggy

21:30 - 22:00 = Full Cast

19:30 - 20:00 = Pg64 Sc8 to pg70 "All except Ted leave"

20:00 - 21:30 = Pg70 "Ted is about to leave" to pg 72 end of Act 2

21:30 - 22:00 = Curtain

26th Tues

Full Cast

19:30 - 20:30 = Act 2

20:30 - 21:30 = Act 1 

28th Thurs Full Cast

Run Show

March
1st Fri

Full Cast

Run Show

3rd Sun [t.b.c.]

Get In

4th Mon

Full Cast

Tech/Dress Rehearsal

6th Weds

Full Cast

Dress Rehearsal

7th Thurs

Full Cast

Performance 1

8th Fri

Full Cast

Performance 2

9th Sat

Full Cast

Performance 3

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January 2019


Diary Dates

 

 

2019 Spring Play

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

 

2019 Autumn Musical

RENT
1st - 5th October 2019
Dereham Memorial Hall