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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.


A Christmas Carol - A Live Radio Drama adapted by Louise Kearley

Performance: December 4-8, 2019 - St. John's Arts & Culture Centre - Barbara Barrett Basement Theatre

After their sold-out show last year, St. John's Players is back again to put you in the mood for Christmas!

Step back in time to Christmas Eve, 1944, The Newfoundland Broadcasting Corporation is broadcasting from a makeshift studio at the Hotel Newfoundland. Limited tickets are available to watch the behind-the-scenes madness that unfolds as The St. John's Players perform a live radio broadcast of the perennial favorite, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol . Whatever could possibly go wrong does!

Featuring songs of the season performed in the style of the times, this radio drama is a funny, touching, and joyful addition to the holiday celebrations.