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You Know What, I Really Don’t Like You

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You Know What, I Really Don’t Like You

Directed by Lorraine Ward
Written and Produced by Amalia Calder

Venue: Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington Central
Dates: 11th – 16th February 2006
Performance Time: 8pm
Ticket Prices: Waged $15, Unwaged $12, Fringe card holders $10
Bookings: (04) 384 4080

Have you ever had one of those days when you just feel like hitting someone in the head with a giant inflatable hammer? Me too, so I did.

Minnie Moo Productions in association with the Fringe 2006 presents You Know What, I Really Don’t Like You (YKW), a play that revolves around the tantrums of employees who all simultaneously seem to be having “one of those days”. It is a very funny and crazy play to watch and buckets loads of fun to perform.

YKW is a new New Zealand work debuting at the Fringe 2006. It is set in the “Time Out” room of a publishing firm in Wellington, where employees can go to vent. The room is filled with giant inflatable hammers, books, cushions and a punching bag.

Writer: “You Know What I Really Don’t Like You” is written by Amalia Calder. It will be her third script to be staged in Wellington. Her first play was and adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, which she wrote and staged in September 2003 with Kapitall Kids Theatre. It played to a majority of full houses and was well reviewed This resulted in an invitation from the Wellington City Council to stage the play at the Botanical Gardens as part of the 2004 Summer City Programme. Her Second play was Hospital Corners which debuted in the Fringe .Festival 2004 and was quoted by Ewen Coleman of the Dominion Post, to be “Sharp, snappy, raw and very funny…”

Director: Lorraine Ward is a freelance actor, stand up comedian and has a Bachelor of Science from Victoria University. She has been involved in the Wellington theatre scene for over 20 years and is a bit of a fringe veteran too, she was first involved with Roundabout in 1993. Lorraine has also been involved with Young and Hungry, the Laugh festival and founded the R30 stand up comedy nights at Katipo café.

The Cast: Nicole Smith is a freelance actor and talented mother of two. Nicole was most recently seen playing a compelling sociopath in Children of the Wolf, stuck in a tent in The Kune Kune Squealers and finding shoes on Insiders Guide to Love. Prior to that Nicole has been the lead girl in an Inner Circle music video and has appeared in various adverts and music video’s both in New Zealand and overseas. Nicole has also been involved with Edgley Talent Agency in Australia.

Amalia Calder is a freelance actor and graduate of the UCOL Theatre School. Amalia was most recently seen on the Insiders Guide to Love, bearing a pig snout in KKT’s The Kune Kune Squealers , and wearing togs in the 2005 Fringe Festival. She also wrote, directed and performed in Minnie Moo Productions Fringe show Hospital Corners and KKT’s Hansel and Gretel. Prior to that, was in Sidney Snail directed by Bev Driscoll and she has toured New Zealand, with both The Theatre and Health Education Trust (THeTA) and Calico Theatre.

Mike King is freelance actor and formally Wellington’s Mr Puniverse. Mike was most recently seen playing a very convincing anoxia sufferer in Children of the Wolf and using an umbrella as a house in The Kune Kune Squealers. He was also seen in the BATS Christmas show Reindeer Monologues and will be shortly seen in a Toi Whakaari documentary on “after being accepted by Toi, why then did he turn them down?” Mike was also voted best actor for his role is Woman in Black by the Wellington district theatre federation.

Russell Raethel is a freelance actor and originally trained with Theatre Corporate in Auckland. He was most recently seen playing a 1930’s street guy in King Kong, attempting Great Escapes and exploring the Insiders Guide to Happiness. Prior to that has been Shortland Street savvy, in Plainclothes and Highwater. Russell has been in the industry for over 20 years and has many impressive productions to his name. They include Waikato Green by Campbell Smith, the Kiwi classic Foreskin’s Lament, many plays from the Bard, Arthur Miller and some Ibsen too.

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