Veryan Players Present Last Tango and Lockdown in Little Grimley
These two short comedies look at the demise of a village amateur dramatics group both before Covid (BC) and after Covid (AC).
The Little Grimley Amateur Dramatic Society is on its knees and only a radical production will give hope to the future of the dramatic society.
“There’s only one thing that sells tickets these days” argues the Chairman “Sex”
Last Tango in Little Grimley (BC) offers a chaotic and hilarious evening of home-grown drama an evening the locals will never forget.
That was in March 2019.
In Lockdown in Little Grimley (AC) we move into the present day and the tentative awakening of the Dramatic Society after many months of inactivity. Will they be able to build upon their previous success or will the challenges of social distancing and audience inertia defeat their efforts to put on a play as a charitable event to raise money for the NHS.
Veryan Players will be staging their production on the 25th, 26th and 27th November at 7.30pm in Veryan Parish Hall. You are all welcome to attend. Tickets are on sale in Veryan and Portloe Village Stores, or 01872 501974 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there.
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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