Roger Hall Joins Tadpole Productions
North Shore based theatre company Tadpole Productions are delighted to welcome the well-known and respected theatrical icon Roger Hall as their Patron. As a Shore resident himself, the Board of Tadpole consider Roger to be an ideal identity to assist in the further development of the company, which was formed in 2012 to bring quality productions to the northern region of Auckland.
Tadpole aims to give opportunities to young talent, who work alongside professional actors in the lead roles, and the company have also instigated training and mentoring for backstage and technical crew.
Roger Hall says he is delighted to support Tadpole. “I’ve enjoyed and admired their productions since their inception. North Shore has a huge potential audience and they are a very welcome addition to the theatre scene.”
Roger Hall came to New Zealand in 1958. He wrote his first stage play, Glide Time, in 1976, and since then has written nearly forty plays and musicals. Several of his plays have been performed internationally, particularly in UK and Australia. He has also written numerous plays for radio and nearly seventy sitcom episodes for television here and in UK. He was a Burns Fellow in 1977 and 1978 and he received a QSO in the 1987 New Year Honours. Victoria University gave him an Honorary Doctorate of Literature in 1996 and in 2003 he was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for services as a playwright.
Tadpole co-founder John Antony says the theatre company can only benefit from the wealth of experience that Roger brings in all areas of theatre and his acceptance of the role of Patron is an indication of the foreseeable growth of the company.
The sixth show presented by Tadpole Productions will be the classic Irish comedy 'Stones in his Pockets' at the PumpHouse Theatre in Takapuna next month – from October 16th.