The Packer has received acclaim in New Zealand, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Sydney. A play about Shane, a white trash 'westie', is an unflinching look at suburban life 'in the hood'. Gin, post, speed - everyone's got their poison - and mixed up with their culture clashes, next-door neighbours and sexual politics, it's a potent combination.
"A bleak and satisfying comedy of ambition, hopelessness and frenetic urban culture...is there a more archetypal line in contemporary New Zealand theatre than Brad's 'Bro Man, it's the bro's bro'?" Sydney Morning Herald