Veryan Players
Veryan Players


Our Spring Production


Is Dark Road by Ian Rankin and Mark Thomson


 a Did-he-do-it?  not a Who-done-it?  



It’s been twenty-five years since Alfred Chalmers was convicted of the gruesome murder of four young women in Edinburgh. Isobel McArthur, Scotland’s first Chief Superintendent, was the woman responsible for putting him behind bars but the case has haunted her ever since.

Now, with retirement approaching, McArthur decides the time has come for answers.  To uncover the truth, she revisits the case and interviews Chalmers for the first time in decades.  But her decision rips open old wounds and McArthur is soon caught up in a web of corruption, psychological mind-games and deceit that threatens not only her life, but those of her fellow officers and even her own daughter.

Tense, gritty and hard-hitting, Dark Road is the first ever stage play from bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin, co-written by the Royal Lyceum’s Artistic Director Mark Thomson.

The play will be performed on the 26th, 27th and 28th April 2018 at Veryan Parish Hall.


Tickets will be available from the beginning of April from Veryan and Portloe General Stores or by email: or Tel. 01872 501974



It's not the Election

Bored with elections? Why not come to a play reading for our Autumn prouction? If you like theatre but don't want to go on the stage then taking part in reading a play with others is for you.
The Director of "Blue Remebered Hills" wants anyone, whether a member of Veryan Players or not, to come along and take part in a reading of the play. It's NOT an audition, it's FREE and it will be fun.
"Blur Remebered Hills" by Dennis Potter is a deseptively simple tale that relates the activities of seven english children, played by adults, on a summer afternoon during World War II. In a wood, a field and a barn, they play, fight, fantasise and swagger.
Who knows, you might find that reliving being a seven-year-old inspires you to become part of the production, whether on stage or behind the scenes might just want to go home and wait up for the results!
The play reading will take place at Hillside in Veryan village (by the New Inn) on Thursday June 8th at 7.0pm. If you want to come along and take part or are just interested in being part of Veryan Players then email Graham Webb on or give him a call on 01872 501815.
All are Welcome.


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.


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