The History of Whetstone Drama

Celebrating 60 Years of Drama!

In 1962 three churches and one young man created Whetstone Drama Group and 55 years later, the group is still going very strong!

In April 2017, George Clarke very sadly past away at the age of 92. George Clarke was our founder and attended every production, whilst the group he started has evolved into one of the most successful all-amateur drama group in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Each year we put on at least four productions and numerous Murder Mysteries and our audiences are the envy of amateur drama groups everywhere.

In 2016 Whetstone Drama Groups final production for the year was ‘A Christmas Carol’, performed at Countesthorpe College with the role of Scrooge being played by Bernard Warner, a founding member along with his wife Jean, who both still regularly appear in our Murder Mysteries.

You may not realise, but you can now buy your tickets from our website, follow the book now link! Whetstone Drama also has a popular social media presence - follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Youtube .

Another great thing about amateur drama is anyone can have a go and we are looking for new members all the time. If you would like to get involved, either as a performer or backstage, we would love to hear from you, just send us an email or message on Facebook and we will get in contact with you! It’s that simple!

However, Whetstone Drama are nothing without our audiences and you are the most important people of all. So for the last 58 years we all would like to say a massive THANK YOU!

Sadly in 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic hit, and put life on hold. Our planned productions were suspended, we held weekly Sunday evening virtual quizzes via Youtube - hosted by our own Ben and Steve. We have now rescheduled our 2020 programme for 2021.

IN 2022 we will be celebrating our 60th Anniversary… We have some exciting projects coming up!

Here is to the next 60!

Carl Smith 

Whetstone Drama Chairman.