Middle-Age Spread

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Middle-Age Spread
Middle Age Spread.jpg
Written by Roger Hall
Date premiered 1977
Place premiered Circa Theatre
Wellington, New Zealand
Original language English
Subject as a conventional dinner proceeds a series of flashbacks to the preceding weeks shows hidden links and stresses among all three couples
Genre Comedy

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]

Main article: Middle Age Spread

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. 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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