The Leicester Drama Society


The Leicester Drama Society's Books

ISBN: 9781915122315


In Our Time

26 Jan 2022

Continuing the story of the Leicester Drama Society

In November 1921, three friends met in a café on London Road in Leicester to discuss the formation of a drama society, with the aim of improving artistic standards in theatre in Leicester and educating public taste. Thus it was that on 26th January 1922, the inaugural meeting of the Leicester Drama Society was held. One hundred years later, the Leicester Drama Society continues to stage full seasons of varied drama and provides a focus for amateur theatre in the city from its own Little Theatre premises on Dover Street in the heart of Leicester.

This book looks behind the scenes at the work of the Society over the last forty years… the productions, personalities and problems overcome through the years, including the recent pandemic. It features numerous photographs from the theatre’s extensive archive of shows staged over the last four decades, along with a list of all plays staged since the Society was launched one hundred years ago.