Mike Packer is a Dramatist who has written several critically acclaimed plays, among them Cardboys, Carpet Pony Monkey, tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ!, and “Inheritance”.
His plays have been performed at major new writing institutions in the UK, including London’s Bush Theatre, Newcastle Live, and Soho. Internationally, his work has been performed in Australia, Hungary, and Russia, where tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ! still plays as part of The Sovremennik Theatre’s rep. His debut play To Live Like a King was runner-up for the Allied Domecq New Playwrights Award. Previously an actor, he has made numerous TV appearances and worked prolifically in the theatre, performing lead roles in classic works by Harold Pinter, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and Shakespeare. As well as many new plays at The Royal Court, Soho, Southwark Playhouse, The Riverside Studios, and The Old Half Moon. For a short period in the early 1990s, he was a performance poet under the name of Packman. Winning the London Poetry slam, being a runner up in the inaugural UK all comers slam, and performing at the Glastonbury Festival. Currently under commission for Live Theatre, Newcastle with “Songs for the exorcism of Keith”. And in development with a screenplay of tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ! for AV pictures/ Cinescopient. He lives with the Actress and Director Julia Ford and their two children in Brighton.