Happy new year.

Fresh from the success of Arsenic and Old Lace, Dorchester Drama is now revving up for the next production – a two one-act plays to be staged in April.

One play, The Train, has been written by DD member Seán Colledge and the other is being chosen this week and there will be readings of both at Goldies in High East Street, Dorchester at 7.30pm on Monday and Wednesday, Jan 15 and 17.

All are welcome, so come along, join in, say hello, have a drink, and see what we get up to during the coldest darkest months.

Arsenic and Old Lace – Wrapped

Wow.

Three sell-out performances for a truly smashing show and that’s not just the techies’ verdict.

Huge thanks for all the support from Dorchester Arts and all the people who have made this production possible.

And especially thanks to all the playgoers that turned up to watch plus all the great feedback after. We’re glad that you all enjoyed watching it as much as we did performing.

Even Mortimer Brewster had to write a glowing review for this one.

Watch this space for what’s going on next year. More murder mysteries, some one acts and works written by local authors.

Arsenic and Old Lace.

We’ve cast Arsenic and Old Lace, so we’ll be cracking into rehearsals.

Performances are on the 24th & 25th November 2023 (+ Matinee on the Saturday) at the Corn Exchange Dorchester. Tickets are available from Dorchester Arts Centre through their website or contacting them direct on 01305 266926

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

DD AGM

Reminder to all, We’re holding our AGM on the 30th August at the Dorset Youth Association Hall (Lubbecke Way, Dorchester DT1 1QL), 7pm.

The AGM is open to anyone, members, friends and all. There will be some business to sort out first (voting on the committee for the next year etc) which will be followed by some entertaining skits and general chatter.

We would ask anyone attending to bring along a sharing plate of nibbles and suchlike and something to drink as well.

see you all there,

Ribbit.

Arsenic and Old Lace

Looking ahead to our next production, we’ll be having a reading of “Arsenic and Old Lace” at 7:30pm 23rd August, Goldies (36 High E St, Dorchester DT1 1HN)

This is not an audition, but if you are interested in being in it (on November 24th, 25th at Corn Exchange, Dorchester), it’s a good chance to check out the characters and meet some of the committee and Ollie, our director for this one.

So if we’ve been telling you to keep an eye out on the website and social media for the chance to come along, meet us and find out what we do, this will be one of those chances. There is no pressure to read or even audition later, if you don’t want to.

Also our AGM is scheduled for the 30th August at the Dorset Youth Association Hall (Lubbecke Way, Dorchester DT1 1QL), evening time to be confirmed.

The AGM is open to anyone, members, friends and all. There will be some business to sort out first (voting on the committee for the next year etc) which will be followed by some entertaining skits and general chatter.

We would ask anyone attending to bring along a sharing plate of nibbles and suchlike and something to drink as well.

See you all soon.

Farewell to Little Grimley

We bid a fond Farewell to Gordon, Margaret, Joyce and Bernard , wishing all the best for their new cabaret careers.

Following a very enjoyable four performances across two venues, congratulations go out to all the cast, techies and director. A huge thanks also to the FoH volunteers that helped run things smoothly.

Plans are already underway for our November production at the Corn Exchange on Dorchester.

Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, a classic black comedy about the only thing more deadly than poison: family.

Keep an eye on facebook and the website for details.

Little Grimley – Tickets available now.

A pair of one act plays by David Tristram, regaling the dramatic efforts of the Little Grimley Drama group.

“Last Tango in Little Grimley” is a comedic play set in the small, quirky village of Little Grimley. The once-thriving local drama society is facing a major crisis due to dwindling audiences and financial struggles. Determined to revive the group’s fortunes, the eccentric members decide to put on a controversial and risqué production in a desperate bid to attract attention and fill the empty seats.

Full of wit, farcical situations, and unexpected twists, “Last Tango in Little Grimley” is a hilarious exploration of the lengths people will go to save what they love, even if it means pushing boundaries and embracing chaos.

“Murder in Little Grimley” is a thrilling murder mystery play set in the quaint village. However, things quickly take an unexpected turn when a real murder takes place within the village, mirroring the events of their play. The drama society members find themselves unwittingly caught up in a genuine murder investigation, with their amateur acting skills put to the test as they attempt to solve the crime and clear their own names.

With witty dialogue, slapstick humour, and a dash of farce, “Murder in Little Grimley” offers a delightful and light-hearted take on the classic murder mystery genre. As the truth behind the murder slowly unravels, audiences will find themselves laughing and guessing along with the characters, enjoying the playful twists and turns that make this play a memorable and entertaining experience.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk