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 civil servant with the Ministry of Education. He also performed in theatre, musical and comedy productions before becoming a fulltime playwright. Glide time became the basis of a television series, Gliding on, first screened in 1981.
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