"Movers is a sophisticated examination of the intergenerational, racial, and class tension that New Zealanders grapple with in the workplace and beyond... delves deep into its characters to focus on human warmth and connection."
Annabella Gamboni, Regional News
Aspiring comedian Tai gets a job at a local moving company to pay the bills. He finds himself in turns frustrated and amused by the antics of the two older white men who run the business - laid-back, quiet Oscar, and ageing larrikin Bruce. Tai begins to send them up onstage in a series of impressions - but when these impersonations prove to be a smash hit with audiences, Tai must decide how much loyalty he owes his coworkers.
Shortlisted for the Adam NZ Play Award (2018) and Playwrights B4 25 (2016).
Playwright - James Cain
Director - Matthew Loveranes
Production Manager - Cassandra Tse
Cast - John Landreth, Lloyd Scott, Sepelini Mua'au.
Set Designer - Lucas Neal
Lighting Designer - Michael Trigg
Sound Designer - Patrick Barnes
Stage Manager - Samantha Burnard
"James Cain’s writing is incredibly well-observed... Cain is not afraid to be sharp on Bruce’s casual racism and misogyny, but takes a beautifully gentle approach to his humanity." - Annabella Gamboni, Regional News
"Movers is a play with a very big heart.... this is very good play indeed. It is built on a sound comic premise and it well merits its listing with the Adam NZ Play Award." - Dave Smith, Theatreview
"The writing successfully portrays the idiosyncrasies of these people and all three actors do well to create real and plausible characters that many will identify with.... this new play and its production has a lot going for it and makes for an entertaining evening of theatre." - Ewen Coleman, The Dominion Post