The wind and the rain. Merton Hodge. (J.C. Williamson Ltd.). His Majesty’s Theatre, Dunedin, Mar. 16, 1935.
An immensely successful play with Dunedin origins is Merton Hodge’s The wind and the rain. In the 1920s, Hodge (1903-1958) studied medicine at the University of Otago, where he was passionate about drama and became an active member of the University Dramatic Society. A play that he initially wrote for the Society was later transformed into The wind and the rain. It was a resounding success on stage in London’s West End and in New York’s Broadway, and toured the world.