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Dark Side of the Moor – Photos

Our next production of Dr Faustus is coming along, cast have started rehearsing but offers to help with backstage work, props, costume etc. are still welcome. Who knows, you might end up on stage with a few lines or walk on part if you’re up for it as well.

In the meantime her are a few snaps from the Murder Mystery evening, ‘Dark side of the Moor’. They may look like your average social evening pics, but those lucky enough to see this production witnessed a grisly murder and try to identify the murderer from the motley gathering of the committee.

Apologies if you couldn’t get to see it, each night was sold out, but we may consider doing another in future.

DD News Update

While we wait for more news about the upcoming production, I’m pleased to announce a couple of events coming up to keep our thespians on their toes and their dramatic skills honed.

This coming Wednesday 29th May, we’re holding a theatre sports evening (anyone remember ‘Who’s line is it anyway’?) at Sunning hill community Hall, 7:30pm. Personally, I’m a big fan of improvisation and the skills it can give you in drama.

Aug 9th: ‘Dark Side of the Moor’ – a Murder Mystery evening complete with food. Youth Association Hall in Lubbecke Way, Dorchester. Come find out Who Dunnit. Details to follow.

Dorchester Drama Quiz Evening

Last Wednesday, our Chairman ran a quiz for us. A superb evening of random questions and quizzical things.

We also took the opportunity to invite Julias’ House along to present them with a cheque for money raised during ‘A Moment with Dickens’.

Team 5ers took the first prize, donating their winnings back into DD funds and the chocolates to the next committee meeting.

DD News – Upcoming events

‘A Moment with Dickens’ was a success and we’re pleased to be able to donate £150 to Julia’s House from the raffle and donations. Thanks to everyone who donated.

We’ve had a first read through for the November Production, ‘Doctor Faustus’ last night and news about auditions and casting will be around in the near future. If you’d like to be involved let us know through email or facebook etc.

We are aiming to keep a busy schedule over the summer months in order to keep as many people involved in the group as possible, but we are always on the hunt for new members both on stage and off, so anyone who may be interested in joining us, please feel free to come them along to any DD meeting.
Upcoming confirmed dates are as follows, and all will be held at Sunninghill Community centre from 19:30:

  • 01 May: Vocal techniques workshop run by Peter Gordon
  • 08 May: Play read of potential play(s) for Spring 2020 – run by Martin Stephen
  • 15 May: ‘Pub Quiz’ – run by Sean Colledge (please bring friends and family)
  • 22 May: TBC
  • 29 May: Theatre Sports workshop – run by Martin Stephen and Sean Colledge

Also during the Summer, there is a murder mystery evening planned. News following shortly.

A Moment with Dickens

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This is it. Performance week once again.

After a great dress rehearsal on Sunday, we just have a couple of rehearsals to polish up with. Techies are a little scared as, with the ‘get in’ on the same day as the first performance, there is very little time for a proper tech rehearsal. But it’s all fine and they have a plan.

Tickets are available from the Tourist Information office, via Telephone, or the link at the top of the page. Please come and support. Director Dee has done a marvellous job of, not just linking these three pieces together, but also writing a couple of them.