“All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances” –  William Shakespeare, ‘As You Like It,’ Act II, Scene VII

Welcome to Country Players in Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand.

We are a community theatre group that has been running in Wakefield for over 50 years. Check out our rich history and photographic memories.

Country Players began as a theatre group in 1955. Our first show was as “As long as they’re happy”. We have strong links with our community and are always welcoming new members, be it from primary school age to adult; you don’t have to live in Wakefield to be part of the team! It is Country Player’s aim to produce two or three theatrical shows each year. Our performances go from dramatic to comical to tragic and back again.

We always welcome newcomers whether they be actors, costumiers, prop makers, set builders, makeup artists or backstage crew. We would love to hear from you. If you want to join the committee, come along.

Upcoming Show – 23rd November to 1st December

Nell-Gwynn-poster-smallThe Country Players are once again hard at work. This time preparing to bring you a Rollicking Royal comedy about a witty and beautiful orange seller who takes 17th Century London’s theatre scene by storm…and wins the heart of a King.

Bookings are open now, so choose your night, gather your friends and plan your BYO picnic supper!

Ticketing information here.