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The Arsehole by Julie Hill

Winning Productions presents The Arsehole by Julie Hill. A brave new play about talking shit and getting away with it. Of special interest to journalists, psychiatrists and paedophiles.

Friday, October 20, 2006
Arseholes are all around us

Arseholes are all around us. They’re in the media, they’re in our minds and most of all they’re sitting next to us on public transport. But they are never, repeat never, ourselves.

Patrick is a journalist who breaks the story of his career. Except he made it up because he wanted to go to the pub. Helen and Sarah are trying to forget something they can’t remember, one by trying to be perfect, one by sitting on her arse doing nada. And Maurice is a pedophile. Either that, or just a nice guy living on Waiheke Island.

The Arsehole is about how our childhood memories, real or imagined, affect our lives. It’s about how lying pays, but not for very long. And it’s about finding someone who understands you, even if they’re an arsehole.

Designed and directed by Stephen Bain; choreographed by Kristian Larsen and featuring a live soundtrack by multi-instrumentalist Jeff Henderson.

Performances will take place in an inner city shop front; so Auckland's prismatic Customs St foot traffic becomes part of the show.

Starring Gareth Reeves (Best Actor, Air NZ Screen Awards 2006, The Insiders Guide to Love); Jason Whyte (Best Supporting Actor, NZ Screen Awards 2005, The Insiders Guide to Happiness; Outstanding Performance, Chapman Tripp Awards 2005,The Tutor); Jo Smith (Stories Told To Me By Girls); Regan Taylor (The Merchant of Venice) and newcomer Caoimhe Macfehin (

Writer Julie Hill is a journalist for TV, radio and print. Her plays Stories Told To Me By Girls and Turbulent Flux have been on tour around the country in 2006.

13–23 November 8pm every night
The ex Pool Hall, 75 Customs St East (next to the Rose and Crown Pub)

Ticket: $25 waged and $15 unwaged
Book on 09 361 1000 or at (service fees may apply)


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