In Association with Central England Co-Operative
Val is retired and jumped at the chance of joining Whetstone Drama Group a couple of years ago, after seeing her grandson Will on stage on. Since joining, Val loves being apart of the group and enjoys all the laughter that comes with it. Val has been seen in a couple of plays, but her favourite was playing the nasty matriarch in
Agatha Christies ‘ Appointment With Death ’. Val is looking forward to future and seeing what character she gets to portray next.
Yvonne has been involved in amateur dramatics for nearly 40 years, and in that time has belonged to 5 groups. Yvonne has taken part in many play festivals and has been nominated for acting awards many times and has been fortunate enough to win some. After retiring from acting after doing three years with a musical theatre group, she was approached by Whetstone Drama to fill in a small part, and it appears she has never left since. Yvonne supports with the youth group and can be found doing choreography, support with acting, support with costumes and generally making a nuisance of herself and the children. Yvonne is happy to support where she can.
Actor / Director
Spencer works for Leicester Museums.
He joined the group in 2009. Spencer has appeared in several productions, ‘ Great Expectations ’, ‘ Allo ’Allo ’and ‘ The Corn is Green ’ and most notably playing Nick in ‘ Carries War ’ which he received a Special Mention from NANDA. Spencer has begun to direct his first production, and is looking forward to our audiences enjoying it.
Sue made her stage debut in the pantomime ‘ Dick Whittington ’, she was in the chorus. Previously she had some hair styling for the group and always made sure Mel and Carrie got off on time for their productions, complete with costumes and props. However the panto gave Sue the “bug” and her first part in a play followed shortly afterwards, this was in ‘ Bonechiller ’, that was roughly seventeen years ago. Since then she has appeared in over thirty plays and numerous shows. Her favourite parts to date have been Chris in ‘ Calendar Girls ’, Vera in ‘ Stepping Out ’, Mim in ‘ Outside Edge ’, Maggie in ‘ Dancing at Lughnasa ’ and the mum in ‘ Spring and Port Wine ’ for which she received a best actress nomination. Two other productions she really enjoyed being part of were ‘ Brassed Off ’ and ‘ Not Now Darling ’. Sue has proved to be a very versatile performer for one who didn’t start acting until reaching her 50’s.
|History of Whetstone Drama|
|Meet The Committee|
|The Youth Group|
|Annual General Meeting|
|Joining Whetstone Drama|
|Central England Co-Operative|
|Meet the Cast|
|Meet the Crew|
|Whetstone Drama's Gallery|