Monthly Archives: April 2016

Ann Ottaway


It is with regret and sadness that we must say goodbye to our longest-serving and most venerable member.

Ann Ottaway directed, acted, supervised, prompted and advised in many productions over many years, most recently directing ‘Generations Apart’ last year, and playing our favourite Moley in ‘Toad of Toad Hall’ in November. This year she was the assistant director for ‘Ladies Day’.

Ann was liked and respected by everyone in Dorchester Drama and her knowledge and guidance will be sorely missed.

All our thoughts go out to her family.

Ladies Day Final night

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So final night has finished, and DD wraps another production up, short of the packing everything into the store again, which I’m just about to do.

This has been a cracking little play to do and if the audience enjoyed it half as much as we have, job done. If you were not able to come to see it, that’s a real pity, but we’re already working on the next project. News to come.

We’ve got a couple of clips for you to watch, grabbed from the last couple of performances.


Ladies Day – Dress Rehearsal

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This week sees Dorchester Drama’s production of Ladies Day open at Sunninghill hall in Dorchester.

Tickets are still available, both to pre order and will be available on the door. The Cast and Crew have worked very hard towards this, and had a lot of fun as well. Lots of credit must go to Pete the director, who was there for the dress rehearsal, but is away for the next few nights as he’s appearing in another play as a favour to the Wool Players.

Below are a few quick rough and ready shots taken during the dress rehearsal.