Audiences have the chance to help strangers fall in love as part of new improv comedy show at Ghost Light Theatre. Photos: Supplied.

Help make a love connection


Have you ever wanted to set up a complete stranger with the love of their life?

Well, now is your chance. Nelson is now joining the ranks of Sydney, New York and London in producing interactive theatre that gives audiences the opportunity to play a part in the outcome of the show.

“Cupid’s Incorporated” is an improvised performance that puts the audience in control of a “love simulation” orchestrated by Cupid himself.

The audience is introduced to characters they would like to follow and then have chances to move them, choose who else in the simulation they interact with and, hopefully, subtly guide them to a love match with another character.

Audience members can be as involved or uninvolved as they want, with the improvisers doing the rest.

The show is being put on by Nelson’s only professional improv troupe, the People’s Republic of Improv, which performs fornightly on Fridays at Ghost Light Theatre on Bridge St.

The team is fresh from punching above its weight – recently beating seasoned teams from Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland and gaining second place at the national Theatre Sports awards in Palmerston North.

Cupid’s Incorporated was first created at the New Zealand Improv Festival with help from visiting expert, Jim Fishwick from Australia.

Now, Nelson audiences have their chance to experience something new, fresh and exciting.

More information on Cupid’s Incorporated can be found on

Cupid’s Incorporated at Ghost Light Theatre, 146 Bridge Street on Friday, 13 July, sessions starting at 8pm, and Friday, 27 July, sessions starting at 9pm.