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