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Oadby Drama Group

Oadby Drama is an Amateur Drama Group based in Leicestershire. We perform one act plays, murder mystery evenings, dramas, comedies and children’s plays. The group is open to those age 16 and over. We are a long standing group, formed in 1962 and have won many awards in the All England One Act Play Festival.

Come and see our fabulous new play Bothered and Bewildered by Gail Young 28th to 30th November at Wigston Academy Tickets available from members of the group and from



How You Can Get Involved

Call 0116 2700380 / 07563782901 or email to get in touch


Are you interested in acting? We welcome experienced actors and those wanting to give acting a try for the first time.

We regularly hold workshop evenings to develop our acting skills.

You are welcome to join in or watch until you feel comfortable.



In order to put on a play we need a stage crew. From: designing and building the set, sorting the props, finding the right costumes, creating the right look with hair and makeup. There are lots of important roles to fill. Not forgetting the technical roles of lighting, sound, prompting and stage managing to make sure the production runs smoothly.


Directing is key to any production. We welcome experienced directors, are happy to allow those new to the Group to workshop their directing skills on a short piece. 

Get in touch if you would like to be a director.


Murder Mystery Evenings 

Our murder mystery evenings can be tailor made to suit your event. We can perform our murder mystery evening at a venue of your choice. We provide the entertainment, including the characters, action, clues and you solve the mystery! These can be a great fundraiser or social event.

We have previously performed very successful evenings, including: Mamma Mia (ABBA themed), The Great British Bake Off and Murder at the Oscars.

If you would like more information about cost and availability, please contact Jackie on 07701029798.

About Oadby Drama

Founded in 1962, we are a small amateur dramatics groups that perform dramas, comedies, children’s plays and one act plays. As well as our many successful plays our murder mystery evenings are also very popular.

Oadby Drama has won numerous awards and competitions, we have also performed at local events and we’ve even 

We welcome new members to the group, who wish to participate in acting, directing or backstage. The group is open to those age 16 and over. We meet every Monday, 7:30pm at The Elms Social Club in Wigston.


Leicestershire One Act Play Festival 2019 – Runners-up

We had another successful year in 2019 with 'Assessment Day'. Our nominations and awards include: Runners-up (2nd place) overallBest Actress: Vicky - Winner! Sarah - NominatedBest Actor: Greg - Nominated. Luke - NominatedBest Director: NominatedBest Set: NominatedBest...

Leicestershire One Act Play Festival – Winners

In 2016 yet more success with Romance by John Reason. We picked up awards for: Best Play (overall winner) Best Direction (Linda Daniel) Best Actress (Helen Ingall) Best All Women Play And nominations for Best Actress for both Jackie Rossa and Shan Hughes - not...

All England One Act Play Festival – Semi-Finalists

The Festival started with a fantastic result with 5 awards in the Leicestershire and Rutland Festival! We made it through to the semi finals picking up lots of trophies along the way. More success in the Welwyn Festival with second place, out of ten entries, and...

Leicestershire One Act Play Festival – Winners

We won the Leicester and Leicestershire One Act Play Festival. We were also awarded Best Actress, Best Direction and Best All Women's Play! From this competition we progressed to the Quarter and then the Semi Finals of the All England Theatre Festival which we also...

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Get in touch with Oadby Drama about joining the group or hiring us for your next event


Call us: 07563782901