Veryan Players Want You Back
Members of Veryan Players recently got together to discuss how they can start up a new 2021/2022 season of plays and entertainments.
Whilst dates and details are still being worked out they soon hope to be able to advertise forthcoming events.
Veryan Players are eager to be able to entertain those who have supported us in the past and others who are yet to have the experience.
Unfortunately due to availability, “Hell Fire Corner” has had to be put on the back burner for this year. Our Committee are working hard to find a play to entertain you later this year. We will of course ensure that all local and national guidelines are adhered to during the whole production process.
At the moment, we are hopeful that we will be able to perform “Hell Fire Corner” in the Spring of 2022.
If you are interested in any aspect of theatre and want to give it a go, please contact us. We are a friendly bunch, when we can get together!
Our techie team are always happy to pass on their experience to people interested in the Lighting & Sound of performances.
Veryan Players were originally formed in 1957. After a period of inactivity, the Players came back to life in 1991 and have been active ever since.
Two to three productions are staged a year, ranging from high brow to farce, mystery to comedy (although not pantomime which we leave to our friends in Tregony and St Mawes). This allows a rehearsal period of about 12 weeks for each production. Rehearsals are twice a week, mostly Mondays and Thursdays, but not every cast member is always called to every rehearsal. Other roles such as backstage, publicity and front of house involve being available nearer to the time of performance and immediately afterwards.
Performances are usually 3 nights, a Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
People have different reasons for belonging to an amateur dramatic society- obviously we need people to act on the stage (we could do with some more acting members between the ages of say, 18 – 45!) but we also need people to do other things, such as reading through plays and letting us know of any they would like to see us perform. We need more people to help put up the stage in Veryan Parish Hall before each production (and to dismantle it afterwards), to help front of house or backstage during productions, set building, or to simply help with the refreshments during the play intervals. Many hands make light work- although work is hardly the word to use when one is having such a good time. Amateur dramatics is great fun so why not give it a go?
John Veness – Chairman
Graham Webb- Treasurer
Michelle Couch- Secretary
Bob Field- Parish Hall representative
Richard Clarke- Technical
The director of the current production is an ex-officio member of the committee.
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