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The Dalby Spook - Monday 5 October, 7.30pm

Updated: Jan 11, 2023


Players Playwrights is returning to what we love – showcasing new dramas and comedies from our members.

For Covid reasons we cannot, as yet, return to our usual home at the North London Tavern. So for now we are holding our regular Monday night plays online and available to watch in your own home.

The first production is on Monday, 5 October and will be THE DALBY SPOOK by Rob Fearn.

The year is 1935 and the Irving family – James, Margaret and 17-year-old daughter Voirrey – live an isolated existence on the Isle of Man, suffused by the supernatural. According to the family, their remote farmhouse is “haunted” by a talking mongoose, named Gef.

Gef and Voirrey are said to share a particular bond and stories of the mongoose's antics have brought the family a modest fame. But when two visitors from the mainland arrive to investigate the mystery, the truth of the Irvings’ claim is called into question and an uneasy peace in the family is shattered.

An offbeat play about family, fear of the outsider and the human desire to believe.

Playing time: approximately 60 minutes

Rob Fearn is a journalist and playwright who currently works as an editor at the Guardian. He co-wrote a screenplay, THE LIVING LEGEND which was read at Player Playwrights in 2014.

It will begin – online and live – at our usual time of 7.30pm

If you’ve not yet used digital meet-up groups, don’t worry it’s pretty easy to use. All you need is an email and a laptop or tablet. The event, and all our online events, will be free for members.

To book your online ticket, please register by return email to

Just ahead of the event on Monday, 5th you will be sent an email which will contain a link.

Simply click on the link and it will take you directly to the online forum.

The production will be performed by our regular troupe of actor members and friends.

Please mute the microphone on your computer during the performance.

Looking forward to what will hopefully be the first of many enjoyable meetings.

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