In 1951, the Blackwood Memorial Players were founded by Mrs Tina Fairbrother, who had been actively involved with drama in the Blackwood area. The new group mounted a drawing-room comedy, George and Margaret, in the Blackwood, Belair and Coromandel Boys’ Club.
It went well and since then the group has aimed to produce full-length and one-act plays of high quality several times per year.
The Blackwood Player’s home has moved over the decades since then. For many years, the Blackwood Memorial Hall was home base. Then, in the mid 80s, Blackwood Players were invited to become resident group at the Tower Arts Centre at (then) Daws Road High School.
In 2005, when renovations began on the Tower Arts Centre, The Players moved to the Goodwood Institute (opposite the Capri Cinema).
In 2006 Blackwood Players returned to the Blackwood Memorial Hall, now known as Blackwood 21, and continue to rehearse and perform there.
Where We Began...
Want to know the full history of Blackwood Players?
Our history is all in writing.
Writen by Geoff Hastwell, one of our life members, and available for purchase is our the full history of our first 60 years in operation.
Keen on getting your hands on a copy? Contact us and for the cost of $15 plus postage and handling you can own your own copy. Alternatively these can be purchased at our shows.