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Norma Lawrence


Norma is a founder member of Whetstone Drama Group and can still be seen treading the boards in productions and the Murder Mysteries. Norma is an all-rounder, she acts and she directs.

Norma is also a long serving committee member. Norma is the mother of Paul Lawrence and grandmother of Emma Lawrence.

Norma and Paul founded the very successful youth group, which still continues to flourish today!

Paul Lawrence


Paul joined the group many years ago and is the son of a founder member Norma Lawrence. Paul is an all-rounder, he acts and directs. Paul made a comeback to the stage recently for ‘The Whetstone Christmas Show’. Paul and Norma worked together to create the first Whetstone Youth Group, which has grown from strength to strength over the years. Paul’s daughter Emma is carrying on the family name treading the boards on the Whetstone stage.



Peter Tovey


Peter joined the group in the mid-noughties having been “conned” into coming along to rehearsals for the Christmas Panto by Mel’s neighbours.

He thought he was going to be in the crowd scenes, but ended up as the Genie of the Lamp, covered in gold greasepaint and wearing M.C Hammers trousers.

10 years later he can still be seen treading the broads and has recently played the lead role in ‘Neighbourhood Watch ’.

Mel Wale


Mel is currently enjoying his 80th production with Whetstone Drama.

Mel is an all-rounder, he acts, and most recently directs and is also a long-time member of the committee.

Mel made is directing debut with ‘Educating Rita’ which won several awards. Most recently he directed ‘Steel Magnolias’. Mel shares the stage with his wife Sue and their two daughters. Mel has several favourite productions, but there are to many to mention.

 In his spare time he can be found enjoying time with his grandchildren and reading & writing poetry.  

Sandra Sutcliffe


Sandra joined Whetstone Drama Group in 1975 and is currently enjoying her fortieth year. She is an actor, producer and choreographer. She also adapts and produces musicals including 'Fiddler on the Roof' for the group’s fiftieth anniversary. More recently Sandra has taken over our very successful Youth Group whilst building up our fine costume wardrobe. Finally Sandra enjoys writing plots and managing our charity based Murder Mystery Group which has raised hundreds of pounds for good causes. Outside drama Sandra uses her skills as a retired head teacher to serve as a Chair of Governors at a Leicester primary school and is a season ticket holder at both LCFC and LCCC.


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Spencer Greasly


Spencer works for the Leicester museums. He joined the group in 2009. Spencer has now appeared in several productions, ‘Great Expectations’,

‘Allo ’Allo and ‘The Corn is Green’ and recently most notably playing Nick in ‘Carries War’ which he received a Special Mention from NANDA.

Spencer previously has been nominated and won awards for his performances. Spencer has recently became a father again!