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Founded in 1937, by Newfoundland and Labrador playwright Grace Butt, the St. John's Players is the oldest theatre group in the province. Since its inception, the group has been active in the local theatre scene with the exception of two periods of inactivity in 1976-82 and 2005-2012 The group returned to the local theatre scene in 2013. It is an amateur group and all are welcome. No previous theatre experience is required. See our listing in the Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia.


Calendar Girls by Tim Firth

Performance: March 25-28, 2020 - St. John's Arts & Culture Centre - Barbara Barrett Basement Theatre

Performance: April 16, 2020 - Grand Falls-Windsor Arts & Culture Centre - NL Provincial Drama Festival

When Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.