The Tigers of Wrath

Dean Parker


A play about trying to find love, about hopes and dreams and disappointments, the twists of fate, coming to terms with life, old-age stuff … but as well, in the background, the drama of those two breathtaking political trajectories, Red China and the New Zealand Labour Party.

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“Parker took a risk when he peppered the text with references to real people. Helen Clark, Annette King, Michael Fay and Mike Moore are but a few of the off-stage presences haunting the action. But the risk pays off. The issues Parker explores are real ones; the events around which these issues cohere actually happened.”
– Elspeth Sandys, New Zealand Listener

This playscript includes Dean’s typically forthright introduction, setting the scene and revealing much about how the playwright works. Also included is the short story that became Act One.

About the author

Dean Parker is a screenwriter, playwright, journalist and political commentator. Previous works include plays Baghdad, Baby, The Feds, and The Hollow Men (adapted from Nicky Hager’s book) and co-writing the screenplay of the film Came a Hot Friday from the novel by Ronald Hugh Morrieson.

Additional information

Dimensions 148 × 210 mm