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Norma Lawrence

Actor / Director

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 was 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!

Patrica Kenyon


Bio coming shortly

Paul Lawrence

Actor / Director

Paul joined the group many years ago and is the son of a founder member Norma Lawrence. Paul is an all-rounder - acting and directing. 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, and still continues to flourish . Paul’s daughter Emma is carrying on the family name treading the boards on the Whetstone stage.

Peter James

Actor / Committee Member

Peter’s first brush with the industry began when he wrote a number of sketches for ITV comedy series ‘ Shoot the Writers ’ some of which made it through to the final. In 2009, he wrote, produced and starred in his own radio show, before being picked up for a weekly slot on Ignite FM. In 2012, Peter joined a neighbouring drama society, where he took the lead in the company’s production of Oscar Wildes ‘ Lord Arthur Savilles Crime ’ and then later that year he was involved in Leicestershire’s first production of Alan Ayckbourn’s critically acclaimed ‘ Life and Beth ’, where he played the role of Beth’s son Martin and received much praise from the adjudicator for his characterisation skills.  He later appeared in ‘ A Perfect Murder ’ at The Little Theatre. In 2017 Peter joined Whetstone Drama for the Christmas Variety Show, and has since been in several productions and now serves on the committee.

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 neighbour. He thought he was going to be in the crowd scene, 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 recently played the lead role in ‘ Neighbourhood Watch ’. Peter and his wife Linda can at times be found doing the raffle on production nights. Peter is looking forward to what the future holds.

Sandra Sutcliffe

Actor / Director / Committee Member

Sandra joined Whetstone Drama Group back in 1975 and is currently working on her next production. She is an actor, producer / director 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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