Whips Youth & Whippets

Whips Youth Companies

Whippets (8-13 yrs)

Our Junior Company presents a lively and fun annual musical production with plenty of singing and dancing. Recent shows include: Annie Jr, Addams Family, Seussical Jr., Peter Pan, Oliver!, The Wizard of Oz and Bugsy Malone.  Rehearsals begin in September with show week the following March.

No experience required.  Just commitment and plenty of enthusiasm.

This company is very popular and a waiting-list is sometimes operated.  Every child offered a place will automatically be given a part in the chorus. Older children will have the opportunity to audition for principal roles.

The performances take place on the stage of the West Horsley Village Hall giving children the excitement of participating in a fully staged show in front of a live audience. Not only is this great fun for the children but it also increases their confidence enormously.

Our next musical will be Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Show dates were 19-21 March 2020.but at dress rehearsal stage had to be postponed due  to Covid but hopefully sometime in 2021.

Please email the manager for further information.



Whips Youth Theatre (13-17 yrs)

Our new Senior Company meets on Tuesday evenings and performs two or three times a year to a select audience.

We are proactively recruiting cast members for future productions.
No previous experience is required.

Please email the manager for further information.

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Rehearsals for both Whippets and Whips Youth Theatre take place at West Horsley Village Hall on Saturdays during rehearsal periods (with a short break for Christmas). Not every cast member will be called to every week but we do expect everyone to practice at home between rehearsals. There may be additional rehearsals in the run up to show week.  There is a subscription fee which varies from year to year. This covers insurance, hall hire, royalties, costumes, props, scenery, musicians and so on.

As the shows are produced entirely by volunteers, parents are expected to help in some way.  There are plenty of roles to fill, from costumes, props and scenery to front of house and chaperoning.

For more information please contact manager Julia McClung,
at juliamcclung@btinternet.com


Whippets Recent Past Productions

  • 2019 Annie Jr
  • 2018 The Addams Family
  • 2017 Seussical Junior
  • 2016 Peter Pan
  • 2015 Oliver
  • 2014 Wizard of Oz
  • 2013 Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • 2012 Bugsy Malone
  • 2011 Henry the Tudor Dude
  • 2010 Rock and Riot (revival)
  • 2009 There was a Little Girl…
  • 2008 Rats and Rogues
  • 2007 Skool and Crossbones
  • 2006 Funfair (Revival)
  • 2005 Honk
  • 2004 Angel
  • 2003 Rockafella
  • 2002 The Big Time (revival)Download Whippets Full Musical Record March 2018

Young Whips Recent Past Productions

  • 2018 Locked In/70th Anniversary Musical Show
  • 2016 Frankenstein/Nightly News
  • 2015 Dog Sitters/Pride and Prejudice
    and Other Qualities
  • 2014 Zoo/Hound of the Baskervilles
  • 2013 Phantom Thief/Poodle Doodle
  • 2011 Sparkleshark
  • 2009 Alibi (Woking Drama Festival)
  • 2008 Short and Sweet
  • 2006 The Boyfriend
  • 2003 Hard to Swallow (Festival)
  • 2002 Alice in Wonderland
  • 2000 Jane Eyre

Young Whips also appear in the Whips pantomimes in the ‘odd’ years


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Tel: 01372 457501
Box Office: 01483 284141 Email: membership@thewhips.org.uk