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Glide time, 1976

Glide time, 1976

The cast of Glide time, a satire on life in the New Zealand public service, pose outside a Wellington government office building in 1976, the year the play was first performed. It was written by Roger Hall, who emigrated from the UK in 1958 and worked as a primary-school teacher and a public servant in the Ministry of Education. Hall also performed in theatre, musical and comedy productions before becoming a full-time playwright. Glide time became the basis for a television series, Gliding on, which first screened in 1981.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Arts-Theatre-Circa-01

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Richard Shaw, 'Public service - Revolution, 1980s and 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Richard Shaw, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 8 Mar 2021