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Gliding on, 1981

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

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How to cite this page:

Richard Shaw, 'Public service - Revolution, 1980s and 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2020)

Story by Richard Shaw, published 20 Jun 2012