Meet The Cast

Alan Wilson

Amy Christer

Amy joined Whetstone when she was just 5 years old!

Her “apprenticeship” with the group encouraged her to study Drama at university. This is where she met her husband Bob, who moved to Leicester and inevitably also joined the group. Amy is the theatre programmer/producer at

The Y Theatre in Leicester and is also the Artistic Director of the UK version of 14/48: the world's quickest theatre festival. Amy was extremely happy to be returning to Whetstone to perform in the production of Steel Magnolias.

In 2013, Amy and her husband Bob were bless with a beautiful daughter Elsie.

Ben Thomas

Ben is a Forest School Educator & Specialist from Leicestershire, who joined the group several years ago.

Ben has now appeared in several productions, most notably in ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ for his portrayal of Luther.

Ben enjoys all the fun and laughter that each production brings!

He is a regular with the Murder Mystery Gang helping to fund raise.

Ben joined the committee, serving as publicity officer for the group, and creating the newly designed programmes. Ben created Whetstone Drama’s online presence which shows off all that the group has to offer.

 In his spare time can be found hiking around National Parks & learning more about educating outdoors!

Bernard Warner

Bernard is a founding member of Whetstone Drama Group and can still be seen treading the boards today in many productions, most recently playing Scrooge in ‘A Christmas Carol’  and our Murder Mysteries.

Bernard has a fantastic sense of humour and makes the drama group a warm and funny environment to be in. Bernard can be seen welcoming our faithful followers on Front of House selling our programmes at every production.

He is the grandfather of Christopher who is currently securing auditions in London's West end. Bernard is married to Jean who can still be seen treading the boards in the Murder Mysteries and on Front of House.

Carl Smith

Carl has been a member of Whetstone since 1988 and has appeared in around 80 productions.

Carl has mentioned several times that he likes to think he isn’t typecast.

He enjoys playing comedy roles, he sings and he really enjoys the

‘ serious stuff ’ equally.

Carl has been voted twice

‘ Best Actor ‘. He considers himself very lucky to have played such a diverse range of roles.

 Carl is a long serving committee member and has recently became the Chair of the committee.

Carrie Wale

Carrie has been a member of Whetstone since 1982 and has been involved in nearly every production since! (She hopes you’re not sick of the sight of her!) An all-rounder, Carrie acts and directs and is also a long serving committee member. There are lots of favourites for Carrie but her top five would be directing ‘Brassed Off’, ‘Stepping Out’ and ‘Calendar Girls’, acting in ‘Hobsons Choice’ and of course ‘Educating Rita’ opposite her good friend Malcolm! Carrie is married to Martin who trod the broads early in their relationship but now prefers the role of lighting technician. She does however share the limelight with her family and is very happy to do so!

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