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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 1. Friday, March, 2, 1945

Group Theatre?

Group Theatre?

I asked Miss Marsh about the prospects for the establishment of a group theatre, a project that has been interesting theatre people for some time. It appears that there have been immense difficulties, but all these might have been overcome but for the activities of a professional organisation which holds a virtual theatre monopoly in New Zealand. The proposal was almost finalised last year. "We planned to have a small group of the best actors to tour the Dominion," said Miss Marsh. "We had hundreds of applications, many from really good people. The group was going to have a short period of intensive theatre training, and also of learning to live together, a most important side of touring and group theatre activities generally. We had actually got as far as looking for a 'training camp.' Well, the thing fell through, but we're now trying to breathe a little life into the body."

What plays are you going to tour? I asked. Miss Marsh confessed to a secret passion for Six Characters in Search of an Author, but the management had settled on Three Men on a Horse, a good actable comedy.