Middle-Age Spread

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Middle-Age Spread
Middle Age Spread.jpg
Written byRoger Hall
Date premiered1977
Place premieredCirca Theatre
Wellington, New Zealand
Original languageEnglish
Subjectas a conventional dinner proceeds a series of flashbacks to the preceding weeks shows hidden links and stresses among all three couples

Middle-Age Spread is a 1977 play written by New Zealand playwright Roger Hall that premiered at the Circa Theatre in Wellington, New Zealand.[1] The play was later staged at the London West End Lyric Theatre in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award Comedy of the Year.

Film adaptation[edit]

The play was adapted by Keith Aberdein, released in 16 mm film format in 1979, directed by John Reid, with Grant Tilly, Donna Akersten, Dorothy McKegg, and Bridget Armstrong.[2]


  1. ^ Thomson, John E. P. (1984). New Zealand Drama, 1930-1980: An Illustrated History. Auckland: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-558107-5.
  2. ^ "Middle Age Spread". The New Zealand Film Archive. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-11-03. Retrieved 2009-02-03.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hall, Roger (1978). Middle-Age Spread (First ed.). Wellington, New Zealand: Price Milburn for Victoria University Press. ISBN 0-7055-0664-9.

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