Story: Culture and recreation in the city

New Zealand Players on tour, 1954

New Zealand Players on tour, 1954

As international touring acts declined in number, local productions emerged. From 1953 to 1960 a professional group, the New Zealand Players, took serious plays to New Zealand audiences. Although they toured throughout the country, visiting small towns as well as cities, they attracted larger audiences in cities.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Ashton Collection (PA-Group-00381)
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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Culture and recreation in the city - City culture, 1900–1965', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010