Wit, Eloquence and Commerce: A History of Auckland's Mercury Theatre

This book is for those interested in theatre history in New Zealand and elsewhere, and more generally for those who remember the Mercury and value the legacy of its professional company.

While it recalls plays and operas, directors and performers, its special focus is on what was done to sustain the theatre in a changing economic, social and political environment.

Too few books have been written on the performing arts in New Zealand, and too little attention given to the special problems they have faced and still face.