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The cast is announced for our play ‘Two Into One’

The casting committee met on Thursday 30th November to cast the group’s 2018 play ‘Two Into One’.

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’.

Sister Act, Wednesday 4th - Saturday 7th October 2017

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

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.

A rehearsal of April 2017's showcase evening

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.

The cast of our 2016 Youth Section production of 'Annie;

Productions nominated for NODA awards

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

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

2016 Jack Elliott Trophy

Awards presented to our members

At the Youth Section showcase evening on Saturday 26th November 2016 the group made its annual presentation of the Jack Elliott Trophy.

Richard & Lyndsey Ashley

Wedding celebrations

Bolsover Drama Group would like to congratulate our member Lyndsey Whitehouse on her wedding to Richard Ashley in October 2016.

Mick Whitehouse and Frank Lancaster

Raising a glass for Cinderella as ‘Cinder Ale’ hits the bar

In celebration of our production of Cinderella the Blue Bell pub in Bolsover recently served a special ‘Cinder Ale’ beer to promote the show

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

Sister Act (NODA)
Sister Act

“…this was a perfect vehicle for a performance in a small hall and it had some different and amusing situations…”

The Wizard of Oz (NODA)
The Wizard of Oz

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…

When We Are Married (Derbyshire Times)
When We Are Married

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!

Cinderella (NODA)

A little boy in the row beside me repeatedly shouted out “The ghost is in your bed” which upstaged the Ugly Sisters and proved what a magical experience panto can be…

Cinderella (Derbyshire Times)

…A rare opportunity to listen to Aida was offered by Bolsover Drama Group last week – and drew a healthy number of supporters, several of whom rewarded the company with a standing ovation on Thursday, October 6…

Aida (Derbyshire Times)

…Praise indeed must go to the production team, who undoubtedly must have worked their socks off to get the cast to such a high standard of performance, to the whole cast for all their efforts in achieving that expectation and to all the backstage crew…

Aida (NODA)

…It is lovely to see such a large group of youngsters, especially so many young boys, enjoying taking part in musical theatre…

Annie (NODA)

Never work with children or animals is a showbiz adage but one which Bolsover Drama Group have wisely chosen to ignore…

Annie (Derbyshire Times)

Wedding jitters are at their peak in the run-up to the busiest time of the year for getting hitched…

Sailor Beware! (Derbyshire Times)
Sailor Beware!

The whole show from start to finish was lively, entertaining and colourful with the sets, props, lighting and costumes adding the finishing touch…

Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood (NODA)

This is the company’s finest panto for years and if justice is done, Bolsover Drama Group will be making way for another trophy in its cabinet.

Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood (Derbyshire Times)

… Every congratulation must go to Ray Hall who skillfully directed his first show for the group, to all the backstage crew and to the wonderful cast whose obvious hard work, commitment and enthusiasm made this a most entertaining piece of theatre.

Bonnie & Clyde (NODA)

… It’s an American dream of a show, a shoot ‘em up adventure with a love story at its heart and fabulous songs …

Bonnie & Clyde (Derbyshire Times)

… The sets, props, lighting and sound were all of a high standard and the thirty children of the chorus together with the principal cast excelled in this challenging production …

Little Shop of Horrors (NODA)

Young performers rise to a giant challenge in a musical which takes the best elements of a far-fetched B-movie and marries them to Sixties-style songs…

Little Shop of Horrors (Derbyshire Times)

The classic Second World War comedy ‘See How They Run!’ is a triumph for Bolsover Drama Group which is mounting its 100th production…

See How They Run (Derbyshire Times)

Peter Denyer’s ‘Snow White’ provides an excellent script and Bolsover Drama Group certainly made the most of it in this lively, enthusiastic production…

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (NODA)

Snow White is an apt choice of show for a town in the grip of Mother Nature’s icy fingers.

The lingering remains of a mid-week snowfall adds a touch of atmosphere to Bolsover Drama Group’s annual panto…

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Derbyshire Times)

… Effective lighting, imaginative sets with good props together with praiseworthy, enthusiastic principals and chorus members certainly gave us a glimpse of what ‘High Society’ was really like …

High Society (NODA)