Breadcrumbs

Olive Copperbottom

Penny Ashton
Date Saturday 5 May 2018
Time 7:30pm - 9pm
Where Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Presenter Penny Ashton/Arts on Tour New Zealand
Contact Jeremy Bell
Contact email jeremy.bell@waikato.ac.nz
Website www.waikato.ac.nz/academy/events/theatre/olive-copperbottom
Admission Cost Full price $25, Concs, Seniors & unwaged $20, Students $10

Following the delicate sold out successes of Promise and Promiscuity, Penny Ashton (Radio NZ The Panel) swaps Austen for Dickens and brings orphaned hero Olive, and a squalid gaggle of Victorian characters to pox-ridden London life. Will Olive find a family amongst the brothels, toffs and gruel? Or will Mrs Sourtart break her heart as well as her teeth? A rollicking one-woman musical journey that will fulfil your greatest expectations and be the best of times and well… the best of times.

Promise and Promiscuity stormed the world stage, having been performed over 200 times in 4 years and selling out theatres, historic halls and front rooms from Stewart Island to Edinburgh to Regina, Saskatchewan. The natural progression in this literary journey is the master of Victorian squalour and finery, Charles Dickens. Ashton requests that you should come because as Dickens says; “It is a hopeless endeavour to attract people to the theatre, unless they first be brought to believe they will never get in.”

Previous praise for Promise and Promiscuity:

“…you’ll be delighted whether or not you know your Bennets from your Dashwoods.” ***** Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

“…Razor-sharp wit.” ***** Three Weeks, Edinburgh

“…a sparkling performer..” **** The Scotsman

WINNER: BEST PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY, AUCKLAND FRINGE / PATRON’S PICK, WINNIPEG FRINGE / BEST THEATRE WEEK THREE, ADELAIDE FRINGE

Penny Ashton is NZ’s own global comedienne having performed over 500 solo shows all over the world.  She has represented New Zealand in Theatresports and Performance Poetry and toured the UK with Promise and Promiscuity in 2017.  She is a regular and original panelist on Radio NZ National’s The Panel and is a busy marriage celebrant and jazz hand enthusiast.