Saturday, October 14, 2017
Saturday Night Radio Drama - Roger Hall - Book Ends
I know, I promised I'd get back to stand-alone plays this week but people liked the two series I posted the past two weeks so here's a short one. It's a bunch of old farts of a literary sort who have solitary work and who meet to try to maintain a connection with the world. It's pretty good, going past a scenario that could turn really quaint and cosy but which turned out to be better than that. It's by New Zealand's most successful living playwright.
Roger Hall (1939 –), New Zealand's most successful playwright, Roger Hall was born in Essex and moved to New Zealand in 1958. As well as stage plays, Roger has also written scripts for radio and television, and for children. His writing is known for its comedy, political and social purpose, and underlying pathos. His plays have toured widely and have been performed at international venues. His biggest success was with Middle Age Spread that ran for 18 months in London's West End and won the award for Comedy of the Year (1979). Hall has been the recipient of awards and fellowships in recognition of his work. Book Ends was first performed at Dunedin’s Fortune Theatre in 2014.
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