10 Apr 2016

Roger Hall - Life and Influences

From Sunday Morning, 11:05 am on 10 April 2016
Roger Hall

Photo: RNZ/Dru Faulkner

At one point in his 40-year career, one of Roger Hall's plays was staged somewhere in the world every 11 days.

He's won many awards and packed out theatres with plays such as Glide Time, Middle-Age Spread, and Conjugal Rites, and Footrot Flats the Musical.

He's also written popular television series Gliding On and Market Forces. Roger Hall talks to Wallace Chapman about the individuals, writers and events that influenced him, including his parents for passing on their decency, manners, and love of reading and theatre, and the playwrights Alan Ayckbourn and  Joe Musaphia.