AN INTERACTIVE drama show is coming to Helensburgh Library this month featuring a local actor and some mysterious quests.

The Hidden is a dramatic, participatory event involving a series of complex clues, codes and puzzles designed to take the audience on a journey of discovery. Played out in the atmospheric library setting, small groups of teenagers and adults must work together to make sense of clues and come up with their own theories for the cryptic tales.

After a sell-out run at the Edinburgh International Book Festival earlier this year, local actor Veronica Leer, from Cove, is excited to bring the unique show to her home town having lived in Argyll for 11 years.

She said: “It’s great to be able to bring this immersive experience to Helensburgh, bringing it out of the cities and Edinburgh festivals so that more young people can benefit from the show.

“It’s also brilliant that through a crowdfunding campaign launched in August, the company are able to provide some schools workshops and free buses to be able to attend the event – as I know through being a mum of two that transport costs can prove prohibitive in making trips out of the classroom happen.”

Acclaimed Scottish theatre company Visible Fictions have been producing award-winning creative experiences for young people since 1991 and are taking The Hidden on a tour around the country having first presented it in Paisley in November 2017.

Their shows have taken place on bikes, in parks, on-board boats and online, touring the world and redefining what theatre is and where it can happen.

Douglas Irvine, artistic director said: “Creating this dramatic experience has been both thrilling and challenging. There are many complexities, twists and turns and we can’t wait to see the decisions our audiences take.

“We are delighted to be touring this piece after such a positive response from our run of shows this year and can’t wait to take it to more libraries across the country.”

Schools and public shows will take place at Helensburgh Library between November 7-10. For more details visit