Our latest production was The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan from the motion picture screenplay by William Rose with special arrangement with Studiocanal. Graham Linehan is an Irish comedy writer and director, as well as an actor, who created the highly popular television series Father Ted, amongst other hit shows. The Ladykillers is a classic black comedy. A sweet old lady, alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing. Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the lopsided house of sweet but strict Mrs. Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her, unwittingly, in Marcus’s brilliantly conceived job. The police are left stumped but Mrs. Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs. Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?
The Ladykillers was performed from Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 April to almost sell out audiences. Photos from the production can be seen here.
We are always looking for new people to come along and join our group either on stage or helping out behind the scenes. If you are interesting in joining please ring John Heath on 01872 501433.
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Pre Theatre Suppers can be arranged by contacting the New Inn, Veryan direct on 01872 501362.
Veryan Players are an amateur dramatic group who perform a range of productions ranging from serious to farce. The only thing we don't do is Pantomime, we leave that to our friends at St. Mawes and Tregony. We usually perform three plays a year. We are always looking for new acting members (Particularly 18 to 40) and anyone else who wants to be involved in local theatre.