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.
Director - Chris Dilley
Musical Director - Helen Curson
Choreographer - Jodie Quirke
17th and 18th July 2015
at Dereham Memorial Hall
The annual DOSYTCo Summer Concert comes to Dereham Memorial Hall this July, with a selection of summer hits from the 1950s to the present. Performed by our talented youth section, 'Sounds of Summer' comes hot on the heels of their successful sell-out run with 'Hairspray'.