Present Laughter – Production photos

As another superb production comes to a close, we give a sigh of contentment for a job well done and thanks to all those that helped make it so. It also amazes me that we had people from Stoke, Exeter and London come down to specifically see the show. Thanks guys.

Below are some cracking photos captured during the last shows. click on our Flickr link to see the whole album and download the hi-res versions.

Present Laughter 2018

Present Laughter – Tickets


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.

Present Laughter – Cast

So the initial plans are underway, casting is complete, and so the line learning begins. Below is a note from the Director.
Thanks to those of you who have shown interest in this production and attended the readings and auditions.  I have enjoyed hearing everyone read the various parts and have now decided on the cast.  In some cases, there were several possible actors for particular roles and I am sorry that I could not give everyone who auditioned a part.
As you know, there are other very important jobs to be done so that we can put on this play and I welcome offers to assist in any way with the production.  As I mentioned on Monday evening, finding a good, reliable prompt is very important to me, particularly from when books are put down so that I can give my full attention to watching the actors.
So, the cast will be as follows (in order of appearance);
Daphne                        Cassie Grindley
Miss Erikson               Fran Sansom
Fred                               Colin Elphick
Monica                         Monica Hunt
Garry                            Martin Stephen
Liz                                  Dee Thorne
Roland                         Sean Colledge
Henry                           Rob Sansom
Morris                          Steve Twinn
Joanna                       Jo Salisbury
Lady S                         Sue Worth
As the Director says, we’re still needing to people to do all those other vital tasks needed to put on a show, from setting lights, to printing tickets and above all, putting the word out so we get decent audiences to appreciate all the hard work.

Next Production – Present Laughter by Noel Coward

Dorchester Drama will be proud to present ‘Present Laughter’ by Noel Coward, directed by Anne Brown.

“A self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis juggles a fawning ingenue, a crazed playwright, his ex-wife, and the personal lives of his friends..”

November 15th, 16th & 17th 2018

Readings will be held on 23rd & 30th July,  with Castings on 6th & 13th August. All at Acland Court, Dorchester, 7:30pm.

If you’re interested in performing, stage management or just helping out behind the scenes or front of house, drop us a line or just drop in.

Performances will be at:

Dorchester Corn Exchange.

High St East
Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HF

Tickets will be available closer to the time.

Caucasian Chalk Circle – Ticket News

Tickets are out there, in a variety of ways to suit every type.

E-tickets are available from the website ‘Buy Ticket’ button. £9

Available from the Tourist Information Centre, in Dorchester Library. £9

Available from the Booking line (01305 268692) Leave a message. Tickets will be reserved for you on the door. £9

Available on the door at performance. £10.