Story: Theatre companies and producers

New Zealand Players, 1954

Watch this light-hearted clip from a 1954 government newsreel promoting a performance of A midsummer night's dream by the New Zealand Players. Richard and Edith Campion founded this company in 1952 with the help of Nola Millar. It toured nationally for the next eight years, giving thousands of young people their first taste of live theatre. 

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 24. National Film Unit, 1954

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Mark Derby, 'Theatre companies and producers - The rise of professional companies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 April 2023)

Story by Mark Derby, published 22 Oct 2014