Two Plays by Toa Fraser

Two hugely popular plays hailed as contemporary classics for their fresh, witty takes on New Zealand society.

Bare blew New Zealand theatre away when it premiered in 1997 and has gone on to play around the world. A series of interlinked portraits, two actors paint a vivid, vibrant picture of NZ life.

In No.2, now a major motion picture, the world of a Fijian New Zealand family is conjured up by one actor. A cantankerous matriarch at 4a.m. decides her time is up and, in true Fijian tradition, orders her grandson to organise a feast. The rest of the family slowly arrive and the tensions unfold. Winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First Award in 2000.

“Cuts to the heart of the personal and the political, revealing an appealing community of opposites” The Times

“It feels fresh and inviting, an instant classic that is as much a homage to Auckland as Woody Allen’s Manhattan...” Metro

“New Zealand’s Toa Fraser has written a play tantamount to a Fijian soap opera in one instalment – and it’s glorious.” The Scotsman