Story: Plays and playwrights

Roger Hall, 2006

Middle-age spread, a comedy by Roger Hall, one of New Zealand's best-known playwrights, was first performed in 1979. Twenty-seven years later the original cast performed Hall's update on the play, Spreading out. This clip from a 2006 documentary about Hall shows the audience reaction on opening night, a comment from cast member Ray Henwood, and Hall reflecting on his career.

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Point of View Productions
Reference: Who laughs last. Director, Shirley Horrocks. Auckland: Point of View Productions, 2006

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Murray Edmond, 'Plays and playwrights - Theatrical explosion: 1960s and 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2022)

Story by Murray Edmond, published 22 Oct 2014