Story: Theatre companies and producers

Unity Theatre, 1951

Unity Theatre, 1951

Wellington's Unity Theatre was founded in 1942 by enthusiastic left-wing amateurs. By 1951, when this photo was taken, its productions were becoming more competent and commercially successful. Nola Millar produced this version of Maxim Gorki's The Lower Depths at the Wellington town hall concert chamber.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Geoffrey Perry Collection
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Photograph by Geoffrey William Perry

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Mark Derby, 'Theatre companies and producers - The rise of professional companies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 22 Oct 2014