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Established in 2015, the DTC are passionate in their vision to inspire & motivate diverse audiences of people with previously limited professional theatre experiences. By sharing our high quality, accessible productions we aim to educate & excite audiences new to classic literature.

Through effective partnerships & funding support from Arts Council England, the DTC are dedicated to developing mutually beneficial relationships between schools, theatres, colleges and community projects.

2019/2020 SEASON

Since our first production in 2015, A Christmas Carol has been the cornerstone of the DTC’s output. Our unique adaptation of Dickens’ classic novella presents two actors taking on every role in a fast-paced & action-packed 60-minute production. After a last year’s huge success, we are delighted to be bringing back Ebenezer & his ghostly gang for our winter season 2019/2020.

Autumn 2019 sees the launch of our exciting new adaptation of Shakespeare’s bloodiest play, Macbeth. This Arts Council England funded project brings the Bard’s complex text to life through a high quality, digestible 60-minute performance for all abilities. Whilst staying true to the original text, the DTC’s Macbeth presents the Porter character as narrator, keeping the audience captivated throughout this famous Scottish tragedy.


May 1, 2019

Arts Council Funding!

In late May 2019 we received the exciting confirmation that our Arts Council England funding had been approved for our Macbeth outreach project.

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April 1, 2019

New Partnerships

In April 2019 the DTC were excited to announce new partnerships with Basildon’s Towngate Theatre, South Essex College and St Margaret’s House & more!

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February 1, 2019

2019/2020 Season

In February 2019 the DTC unveiled their 2019/2020 Season with a brand-new adaptation of Macbeth and a revival of their 2018 production of A Christmas Carol.

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“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast”

Charles Dickens

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