The Official Walt Wingfield Website

Rod Beattie as Walt Wingfield   Photo: Ian Jackson

This website is about a popular series of stage comedies for solo actor about city stockbroker Walt Wingfield, who quits the rat race and buys a hundred acre farm in fictional Persephone Township about an hour north of Toronto. The plays, written by Dan Needles and performed by Rod Beattie, are entitled:

1. Letter From Wingfield Farm  2. Wingfield’s Progress

3. Wingfield’s Folly  4. Wingfield Unbound  5. Wingfield On Ice

6. Wingfield’s Inferno  7. Wingfield Lost and Found

"an experience no theatre goer should miss" -CKLY Radio

"If you've never really enjoyed one person shows, this is the one to change your mind." -The Ottawa Citizen

Live Performances in 2024:

Jun 27 Kingsbridge Centre, Kingsbridge ON (Letter)

Sep 22 Victoria Jubilee Hall, Walkerton ON (On Ice)

office: (519) 881-2826 

History & Gallery

"a highly entertaining property… audiences are giving standing ovations to Beattie's tour de force" - Variety

On August 4, 2013, Walt Wingfield passed another milestone in his remarkable career. That day's matinee performance of Letter From Wingfield Farm at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia, was Rod Beattie's 4,500th performance of a Wingfield play in a little under thirty years.

From the Orange Hall in Rosemont, Ontario (August, 1984) to Victoria (August, 2013) with opening nights in 1985 (Letter From Wingfield Farm) in 1987 (Wingfield's Progress) in 1990 (Wingfield's Folly) in 1997 (Wingfield Unbound) in 2001 (Wingfield On Ice) in 2005 (Wingfield's Inferno) and in 2009 (Wingfield Lost and Found) Walt and Rod have delighted capacity audiences across Canada. They've also taken part in seasons at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park and the Asolo Theater in Sarasota, Florida. The first three Wingfield plays were broadcast on CBC's Morningside, a TV version of Letter From Wingfield Farm (produced by Primedia Productions) won the 1991 Gemini Award for best performing arts program, and in November, 1998, a series of thirty half-hour TV episodes, entitled Wingfield, produced by Norflicks Productions, made its CBC debut. The series has aired more recently on Bravo! Canada and WNED TV, the PBS station in Buffalo NY. Rod Beattie has won three best actor awards for his stage performances in the Wingfield plays: The "Sterling" in 1988 (Edmonton, Alberta) the "Dora" in 1992 (Toronto) and the "Critics Award" in 1995 (Sarasota).

Rod Beattie as Walt Wingfield

Photos: Terry Manzo

Rod Beattie as Freddy, Don & Third Witch

Photos: Terry Manzo & Ian Jackson

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