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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!

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.

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

Dorchester Drama News update

As the country is continuing to adjust to the pandemic we had been hopeful to be able to provide a little bit of escapism from the chaos and put together a production. Sadly, our murder mystery and both of our productions this year have had to be abandoned, including Happiest Days of our Lives which we were hoping to perform in November
I wanted to update you all on what the committee’s suggestions are moving forwards.
Firstly, we are still very keen to be creative and sociable. We have a few suggestions and I’d be very keen to get your feedback on what you feel you’d like to be involved in. These are:

  1. A number of one off group read throughs of various plays using either Zoom or TEAMS. This would need to involve plays either in the public domain that are easily accessible or for people to purchase plays for their own use. There would not be plans to record or publish these (for rights reasons if they’re not in the public domain). If there are any suggestions of plays you’d like to read, please let me know – these can be as many “handed” as you want  – allowing for availability of other members
  2. For a “virtual variety performance”. This would involve members recording monologues, short plays, poems, sketches etc virtually. We would want these again to be free in the public domain as we would want to potentially publish these on Youtube or similar platforms to still give the group some exposure. If we get some decent interest for this, I’d be interested in speaking to anyone that has experience in video editing. I would be open for this to be combined with point 1 if anyone is brave enough to take ownership of the virtual recording and editing of a whole play, but I think asking people to record short clips and combine together is probably more reasonable!
  3. One off, or a series of role playing games which I’ve got experience in running. These are very popular at the moment on Youtube and other mediums (see Critical Role, Geek and Sundry and Dicebreaker on Youtube as examples) and there are some options that have basic rules and equipment requirements.

We also want to continue issuing a regular newsletter. If you have any personal news you want to share, or if you’re creative in other ways please email me or Fran with any suggestions for the newsletter.
I’m also very open for any other ideas that group members have that we can do safely in the meantime. I will of course keep you updated on our position in light of government advice.
Finally, as we mentioned before, any subs already paid for members and friends as of August 2019 remain valid, and there will not be an AGM this year.