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Meet The Cast

Alan Wilson

Actor


Alan has been a member of the Whetstone Drama Group since 2008. At the age of 61, he had never acted since his school days. He soon felt confident to take on larger roles and he remembers his first performance in " A murder  has been arranged. " Having played many various roles, he prefers the loud mouth villainous characters. This may be due to the fact he met many of these in real life when he was a police officer. Alan is also a participant in the Murder Mysteries that are regularly performed in the local communities supporting charities.

Amy Christer

Actor


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 Heritage Support Coordinator 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 returned to Whetstone Drama to perform in the production of ‘ Steel Magnolias ’, and has performed in ‘ Carries War ’ and most recently in ‘ The Blitz Club ’.

Amy and her husband Bob enjoy spending time with there little ones Elise and Wilf.

Ben Cutler-Thomas

Actor / Director / Marketing Officer

/ Committee Member


Ben is a Forest School Specialist / and Behaviour Mentor from Leicestershire. Ben has appeared in many productions over the years, most notably in ‘ Appointment With Death ’ for his portrayal of Lennox. There are many favourites for Ben, but his most favourite would be ‘ Allo Allo ’ playing Gruber. In 2018, Ben directed his first production ‘ The Wizard of Oz ’, and is looking forward to directing again soon. Ben enjoys all the fun and laughter that each production brings! Ben is a committee member, serving as the marketing officer for our group, and creates our programmes. Ben also created Whetstone Drama’s online presence which shows off all what our group has to offer.

 

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Amie Davis

Actor


Amie joined Whetstone Drama when she was 8 years old, after watching the production of Blood Brothers, which to this day still remains her favourite play. Since joining she has been involved in numerous productions and has taken part in the Murder Mysteries supporting local charities raise money. Amie  recently joined the The Leicestershire and Rutland Drama Festival committee and supports them at The Little Theatre. To date, her favourite roles to play have been ‘ Bill Sykes ’ from Oliver and ‘ The Wicker Witch of  The West ’ from The Wizard of Oz

and ‘ Michelle ’ in Housewarmig.

Bernard Warner

Actor


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 in our Murder Mysteries, raising money for local charities. 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 most productions.

Bernard is married to Jean who can also, still be seen treading the boards in the Murder Mysteries and on Front of House.

Carl Smith

Actor / Chair of Whetstone Drama Committee


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 enjoys singing and he really enjoys the ‘ serious stuff ’ equally. Carl has been voted twice for ‘ Best Actor ‘. He considers himself very lucky to have played such a diverse range of roles over the years.

 Carl is a long serving committee member and is currently the Chair of the committee.