A Murder Mystery Evening

In 1950s England, a group of people get together for a weekend shoot at a manor house, and one of them ends up dead. Can you work out who fired the fatal shot?

On Saturday 14th May, at 7pm, Veryan Players will present ‘The Shooting Party’ by Jane Page (by permission of Playstage), in aid of Veryan Parish Hall.

The village library is the setting for two short scenes, after which a delicious supper, created by the Chef on The Roseland, Haydn Treneary, will be served at your table. This will give you a chance to review the evidence, exercise your little grey cells (hopefully fortified by purchases from our licensed bar) and decide who shot the victim, Ronnie Archer. You can then place your guess into a draw to win a cracking prize, if you guessed correctly.
The perp (we’re all Line of Duty fans, right?) will be revealed by the detectives, DI Spade and DS Singer, and the lucky winner will be drawn from the pool of correct answers.

A full house joined us for a jolly evening of fine entertainment, good company and good food in aid of the Hall’s refurbishment. Photos can be found in our Gallery.

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.

About Us

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?

Current Committee

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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