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10 Things I Hate About Us

19th November 2014 MEDIA RELEASE

PlayShop Presents:
10 Things I Hate About Us

You. You. You. You. You. You. You. You. You. You

New Zealand Fringe Festival 2015 is upon us, so let PlayShop mend your broken heart with a tale of love, loss, mistrust, and lust. 10 Things I Hate About Us explores the hilarious complexities of a relationship from first date onwards. Whether this will lead to happily-- ever--after or happily--never--after is anyone’s guess. The audience will play matchmaker, choosing the couple from our cast to watch the relationship evolve. Will you dare them to push the limits of PlayShop's ingenuity? Why not throw them a curve ball and watch the chaos unfold before your very eyes! In 10 Things I Hate About Us the audience will be more involved than an awkward third wheel.

Since its inception in 2012, PlayShop has taken the Wellington theatre scene by storm with various shows such as Riddiford Street, Game of Things, This Fair Verona, and our weekly show PlayShop LIVE. Reviewers have deemed our players to be “high calibre performers” (The Silent Treatment), and watching the show is “like being at a very fun house party” (Riddford Street). The Wireless has called PlayShop “Hip, Young, Exciting … an improv company that insists on wildness and liveliness” (21 February 2014).

10 Things I Hate About Us is directed by PlayShop’s Artistic Director Lori Leigh (This Fair Verona). Originally from the United States, Lori has been studying, performing, teaching, and directing improv for over a decade. She was recently a workshop leader at the 2014 New Zealand Improv Festival. Lori currently lectures in Theatre Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.

As part of the 2015 New Zealand Fringe Festival, 10 Things I Hate About Us runs from the 24th to the 28th February at the Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee Street. Each performance begins at 8pm.

Ticket pricing and booking information can be found at or at

PlayShop is a Wellington--based performance company that aims to create spontaneous, thrilling theatre. We create opportunities for people to experience the joy of playful interaction, through theatre, storytelling, education, and improvisation. We are risk--takers, open to the potential of every moment, so that actor and audience share meaningful stories that arise from the present, and stay in memory for time to come.

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