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Bolsover Drama Group is one of Derbyshire's largest amateur dramatics groups.

We stage four productions each year - a play, musical, pantomime and Youth Section musical; as well as being involved in other projects and events within the local area.

The group also has a youth section for members of the group who are under eighteen years of age.

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NODA

"A drab cold North Derbyshire day outside, but the warmth and community spirit inside the Assembly Rooms shone through to make this a most enjoyable panto."

Keith Scott-Savage, NODA

Read more of NODA's review of Mother Goose on their website.

Nominations received for our 2017 productions
Nominations received for our 2017 productions

We are proud to learn that we have been nominated in the NODA East Midlands regional awards for 2017

Posted 11th April 2018

Raising a glass of ‘Ale Mary’
Raising a glass of ‘Ale Mary’

To celebrate the group’s production of ‘Sister Act’ a special beer named ‘Ale Mary’ was put on sale at the Blue Bell, Bolsover

Posted 22nd March 2018

Awards are presented to our Youth Section members
Awards are presented to our Youth Section members

Our Youth Section took part in their annual showcase evening, ‘A Whole Load of Talent’, in November at the Assembly Rooms.  The event saw members of the youth section performing songs, dances and songs played on the keyboard over two evenings.

Posted 22nd March 2018

Members of the group and the Rotary Club of Bolsover enjoy a night at the races
Members of the group and the Rotary Club of Bolsover enjoy a night at the races

Saturday 4th November saw Bolsover Drama Group and the Rotary Club of Bolsover team up for an enjoyable race night with a difference to raise funds for the group and the Rotary’s local charities.

Posted 22nd March 2018

The cast has been announced for our production of Oliver!

The auditions for our production of Oliver! took place on Sunday 25th February.

Posted 21st March 2018

The cast has been announced for our production of Two Into One

The casting committee met on Thursday 30th November to cast our production of Two Into One.

Posted 1st December 2017

NODA

""...I enjoyed every minute and I definitely ‘Raise My Voice’ and applaud everyone involved. Well done.""

Joyce Handbury, NODA

Read more of NODA's review of Sister Act on their website.

NODA

""...this was a perfect vehicle for a performance in a small hall and it had some different and amusing situations...""

Joyce Handbury, NODA

Read more of NODA's review of The Wizard of Oz on their website.

The cast is announced for the pantomime 'Mother Goose'
The cast is announced for the pantomime 'Mother Goose'

The casting committee met on Thursday 12th October to cast the group’s pantomime ‘Mother Goose’.

Posted 13th October 2017

Work ongoing at the Bannister Chapel
Work ongoing at the Bannister Chapel

Members of the group have been hard at work over the past few months helping to organise the group’s costume and props storage areas at the Bannister Chapel in Shuttlewood.

Posted 16th July 2017

Double success at NODA awards
Double success at NODA awards

We were proud to be recognised at the recent NODA East Midlands regional day, where we scooped a brace of awards for our 2016 productions.

Posted 16th July 2017

The cast is announced for our production of 'Sister Act'
The cast is announced for our production of 'Sister Act'

The auditions for our production of Sister Act took place on Sunday 4th and Tuesday 6th June

Posted 7th June 2017

John Blood
John Blood

It was with great sadness that Bolsover Drama Group learnt of the passing of John Blood in December, who had been part of the group since 1991.

Posted 17th May 2017

Members shed the pounds to raise pounds

Seven members of the group took part in a weigh-in challenge between January and March to lose weight and raise funds for the group.

Posted 17th May 2017

Our showcase night helps support brave Mia’s life saving treatment.
Our showcase night helps support brave Mia’s life saving treatment.

As part of the musical celebrations of the Saturday 1st April 2017 showcase evening the group raised funds for local three-year-old Mia Morgan to assist Mia and her family with the cost of childhood cancer.

Posted 17th May 2017

Derbyshire Times

"Marriage is the backbone of a decent, honourable life' - so says Councillor Albert Parker in J.B. Priestley's 'When we are Married' which played to a warm and hugely appreciative audience on its opening night at Bolsover's Assembly Rooms..."

Gay Bolton, Derbyshire Times

Read more of Derbyshire Times's review of When We Are Married on their website.

Productions nominated for NODA awards
Productions nominated for NODA awards

We are proud to learn that we have been nominated in the NODA East Midlands regional awards for 2016.

Posted 11th April 2017

The cast is announced for the youth section production of 'The Wizard of Oz'
The cast is announced for the youth section production of 'The Wizard of Oz'

The auditions for the Youth Section production of 'The Wizard of Oz' took place on Sunday 12th and Tuesday 14th March

Posted 14th March 2017

NODA

"This extremely funny and witty script by Alan P. Frayn stayed true to the traditional storyline of Cinderella with the addition of two builders who have come to re-develop Hardship Hall and a pantomime horse! "

Joyce Handbury, NODA

Read more of NODA's review of Cinderella on their website.