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Its with Huge regret We have had to make the decision to cancel the next two performances of Trap for a Lonely Man at Martinstown.

Unfortunately two of the cast have gone down with COVID, and due to these being main characters, DD feels that it would not be fair to put the show on with a third of the cast being read in.

I know this will be a disappointment to everyone hoping to see it this weekend and devastating for the crew and cast that have put so much work in. However we will be looking to put another couple of performances on later in the Summer so keep an eye on the social Media and website.

Thanks all for you support. DD

Trap For a Lonely Man

Dorchester Drama present –
Trap for a Lonely Man by Robert Thomas
A gripping psychological thriller set in a French alpine chalet.

A man reports his wife’s disappearance to the police but soon a woman turns up, claiming to be his wife, and makes herself at home. He insists he has never met her, she seems to know all about him and has evidence to prove it. What is the explanation? As the plot twists and turns a conspiracy unfolds and the tension and mystery build to the final moments.

Fri 1st April – Moreton Village Hall
Sat 2nd April – Broadmayne Village Hall
Fri 8th April – Martinstown Village Hall
Sat 9th April – Martinstown Village Hall
Refreshments available.

Doors open: 7:00 pm. Show starts: 7:30pm.
Tickets available from www.wegottickets.com/dorchesterdrama at £11 inc booking fee
e-Ticket – Just bring along the reference number you’ll be emailed. That’s it!

Social Play Reading – Arsenic & Old Lace

While current production things are going on in the background, there is going to be an opportunity to read some plays.

The invitation is open for existing and new members, an excellent opportunity for those people who have expressed an interest in joining us, to meet some of the group in a social atmosphere and have a bit of fun reading. If you don’t want to read, but just want to come along and say Hi, that’s fine as well.

These are not auditions, but an excellent chance to experiment with characters, dodgy accents and suchlike. There’s no guarantee that DD will put this on as a play in the future, but who knows.

2nd March 2022 – 7:30pm at the Queen Victoria (Dagmar Rd, Dorchester DT1 2LW)

Trap for a Lonely Man

Daniel and Florence played by Seán Colledge and Cassandra Grindley

Daniel and Florence played by Seán Colledge and Cassandra Grindley

Trap for a Lonely Man – Robert Thomas

A gripping psychological thriller set in a French alpine chalet. A man reports his wife’s disappearance to the police but soon a woman turns up, claiming to be his wife, and makes herself at home. He insists he has never met her, she seems to know all about him and has evidence to prove it. What is the explanation? As the plot twists and turns a conspiracy unfolds and the tension and mystery build to the final moments.

Coming to a Village halls in Broadmayne, Moreton and Martinstown in early April.

Tickets will be available via the website and publicised links soon.

DD New year Social

In last couple of years, Dorchester Drama has not been able to hold any social events or parties. After all, No one is going to believe this is work…

However last night a few members got together for a new years social gathering to eat, drink, quiz and play a round or two of Werewolves & Villagers.

Dee, our wonderful photographer in this instance, was a little disappointed that she couldn’t be in the photos. But with a back catalogue of DD images from past productions and a few minutes in photoshop, I’ve cured that seamlessly I reckon. 😉

Happiest Days of Our Life

Too long has passed since we completed two sellout performances of “Happiest Days of our Life” without us posting some of the photos from the production. Not as many as I’d have liked, but it gets a bit busy on the tech desk at around the time the opportunity to take the best photos comes up.

Keep an eye out for news for our next production, Trap for a Lonely Man, scheduled for spring.

Happiest Days of your life – Update

Is it really nearly 2 years since our last production? We nearly had a go last year with ‘Trap for a lonely man’, but had to postpone that one and now we’re finally putting the finishing touches on ‘Happiest days of your life’.

During World War II, the all-girls St. Swithins school is evacuated from London to avoid the Blitz. Due to an administrative error, the female students and staff are relocated to the Nutborne Boys School, whose headmaster, Wetherby Pond, is alarmed. He and St. Swithins headmistress Muriel Whitchurch agree to keep their mixed-sex campus a secret to avoid disturbing the parents, but they find it hard to deceive visiting inspectors.

Performance of this play will be at the Dorchester Town Hall , High St East
Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HF

Friday 26th & Saturday 27th November 2021

Tickets will be available at the Dorchester Arts Centre