Murder Mystery – Queen of Clubs

As well as the Drgnfly performance, we are also performing it on the evening of 6th July 7:30pm at the Youth Association hall in Lubbecke way, Dorchester.

We will have a bar, provide nibbles and a dessert, but ask people to bring a picnic. Tickets £10.00. As we need to know numbers coming, tickets are only available on 01305 268692 and not on the door. Please leave your name, contact number and number of tickets required on the answer phone if you get no reply.

The hall isn’t very big and tickets will be limited.

Our AGM will be held on 28th August at the YAH. If you want to come along to see what we do and chat, this is an ideal opportunity, out with a performance, though there’s normally some party pieces and a game a werewolf in the offing. More info later.

Murder Mystery Dinner – Queen of Clubs

Dorchester Drama will perform their new Murder Mystery “Queen of Clubs” at Drgnfly, Dorchester on Thursday 4th July.

“Mary Armstrong is looking forward to celebrating her 60th with friends and family. The last thing she expects to happen is her untimely murder at the hands of one of those invited!
As her spoilt daughter, jilted lover and bitter sister exchange accusations with the other guests, it becomes clear Mary had made enemies of nearly everyone she knew.
It is down to Inspector Arkinstall and her team of investigators who are dining with us that
evening to uncover the identity and motive of Mary’s vicious killer or would that be killers!”

The price per person is £59.95 which includes:
– Entry fee / Entry ticket
– A champagne cocktail on arrival
– 3 course dinner
– And of course all the entertainment for the evening.
Arrive from 18:00

To book please email
This event is limited to 50 guests, a few places remain for sale via:

or alternatively come to the Youth Association Hall, Lubbecke Way on Saturday 6th July, bring your own picnic, and find out who murdered Mary Armstrong.

Tickets soon on sale, check this site or facebook for further details.

AGM, Wednesday 28th August 2024 at the Youth Association Hall, business, & social to follow.
Further details to come.

Train arrived at final destination

Both Still Life and Train have completed their journeys. The final night was a sell out, thank you to everyone that supported us.

Looking ahead, keep an eye on the website and facebook pages for news of the next productions. We’re planning a ‘Murder Mystery’ evening in the summer and readings of Blithe Spirit, probably for performance in November at the Corn Exchange.

If you’d like to come along to any evening and find out more of what we do, please do so.

Still Life & Train

Two brilliant but markedly different one-act plays influenced by the Great British rail network.

The first, Still Life, is the Noel Coward drama that became the framework of the much-loved film Brief Encounter.

The second, more modern thriller with a psychological twist, dark themes and strong language, is Train, written by Sean Colledge who is also directing both plays.

Performances come hot on the heels of DD’s sell-out run of Arsenic and Old Lace, so early booking is recommended.

You can see both plays at Broadmayne village hall (DT2 8EW) on Saturday, April 20 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, and at St Mary’s Community Hall, Edward Rd, Dorchester on Saturday, April 27 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets are £10 plus booking fee are available from the link on the website

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


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.


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,