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Dorchester Drama will be proud to 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.
Performance of this play will be at the Dorchester Town Hall , High St East
Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HF
Thursday 30 July – Saturday 1 August 7.30pm plus Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
Tickets will be available from the box office number, Dorchester TIC and on the website later.
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.
‘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.
At this time, we’re setting up the online ticketing which you will be able to access via the link at the top of our webpage. We’ll also be promoting it through Social Media.
Tickets will also be available at the Tourist Information Centre in Dorchester Library from tomorrow (24th Sept)
You can also ring the box office number and leave a message if there’s no one in to take your booking.
All tickets are £10, (or £7 for under 18s).
Performances are Thurs 15th, Fri 16th & Sat 17th Nov at 7:30pm with a Matinee on the Saturday as well at 2:30pm.
We’re still getting praise in for the last production, Thanks to everyone who has been in contact to say that they enjoyed it. I’ll try to collect some of the best bits and post them later.
It is always a shame when a production comes to a finish, however, we at DD are never at a loss for something to fill the time and we’re already looking forward to the next production for next year.
‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’ is is a play by the German playwright Bertolt Brecht. An example of Brecht’s epic theatre, the play is a parable about a peasant girl who rescues a baby and becomes a better mother than its wealthy natural parents.
This play has lots of characters and there will be a chance to players to take on multiple roles, so whether you do or don’t want a big part, there will be a part for you.
On Monday 4th December there will be a workshop to introduce the play at Acland Court 7:30pm.
Casting will be held at Sunninghill Community hall on Wednesdays 6th & and 13th, 7:30pm.
If you want to come along and find out a little more, feel free to drop in and say Hello and contact us even if you cannot make either of the castings.
We’re into the final week of rehearsals and now we’ve all had a chance to see the power that this play has as it’s coming together in form.
If you don’t know anything about the story, you can see articles in the Dorchester Life magazine as well as the Dorset Evening Echo. The story is as relevant today as it was back when it was written, guaranteed to provoke thought.
Tickets are available from Trinity stores, the box office line or online via the link here or at the top of the page.
Last month nerves setting in. We’re now rehearsing with books down from now on. This is when you start seeing the play shine as characters start coming to life.
Also we’re really pleased to announce that you can now book e-tickets online by clicking the button at the top of the DD webpage and from our Facebook page.
Wednesday 23rd August at 7.30p.m.
Sunninghill Community Hall, Culliford Road, Dorchester.
To open with business and conclude with pleasure.
Please bring a plate of food to share
We’d love you to share your favourite piece with us – recite a poem, tell a joke, or perform a skit.
(enthusiaism much more important than talent)
If you want to come and meet us, this is an ideal opportunity.