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About Oadby Drama

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

Common  Questions

How do I join the group?

Come along to one of our regular Monday evening meetings. We meet most Monday's at the Elms Bushloe End Wigston from 7.30 onwards. We are in the Games Room (upstairs). You are welcome to to come and take part or just watch to see what we are up to. Let us know you are coming. 

How much is membership?

Annual membership costs £25 (our year runs August to July) and new members pay a pro rata membership fee.  

I haven't acted before! Can I join?

We are happy to welcome new members with acting experience or those who are interested in trying drama for the first time. You are welcome to come along for a few weeks to see if Oadby Drama is right for you.

Although lots of our members are experienced actors and directors, we are keen to develop our drama skills. We run regular workshops to improve our acting and stagecraft. We regularly read and workshop plays.

Can you perform a murder mystery at our event?

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 performed our very successful 'Murder at the Oscars', 'Great British Kill Off' and 'Mamma Mia it's a Murder' evenings to many groups.

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

Where can I see you perform?

We are performing our fabulous funny n=moving play Bothered and Bewildered by Gail Young at Wigston Academy from 28th to 30th November. Tickets available from members of the group or via


I don't want to act, can I still be involved?

We welcome those who are interested in drama but don't want to act. We can't put on a successful production without props, costume, set design, lighting and sound. These are all important roles too. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved. 


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