A TALE OF LOVE, GIN & THE POX
“…very very good….very very funny.” Radio New Zealand
Following on from her hugely successful global sell-out musical hit; Promise and Promiscuity, comes Penny Ashton, as she swaps Jane Austen for Charles Dickens and brings orphaned hero Olive, and a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians, to crusty life.
A rollicking romantic musical journey through fifteen gin-soaked characters told with song, dance and questionable personal hygiene. It’s Oliver! meets Blackadder with a saucy feminine twist.
Ashton’s “…tour-de-force…”( Theatreview) won the Press Critic’s ‘Iron Chicken award for best indoor show at the Christchurch International Buskers’ Festival 2018, Best Overall Show at the Victoria Fringe in Canada 2017 and it sold out its appearances at the Nelson Festival in 2018 weeks before it began. It was also hugely successful in its Arts on Tour journey around NZ in 2018.
“…a one-woman show wonder.” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2017
“It sparkles with intelligence, wit and verve.” The Christchurch Press 2018
FRIDAY 15 & SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER – 7PM
ADMIT: $45 + booking fees
BAR LEANER PACKAGE (four high stools at bar table): $150 + booking fees
GROUP BOOKING PRICE (groups of 6+): $40 + booking fees
OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS Refer our Terms & Conditions
- Please turn off all your electronic devices before you come into the auditorium.
- If you have taken snacks from our bar back to your seat, try not to rustle when the house lights go down.
- If you are late to a show, get comfortable in our bar area until we can turn the house lights back on so you can find your seat.
- Camera flashes occasionally make performers stumble – over their lines or their feet – so we prefer that you don’t use flash (or any other) photography.
- Please keep your feet on the floor – someone counting the beat on the back of your seat can be distracting.
- Dancing in the aisles sounds like fun but it might make our Circle collapse. If you really need to dance (and it’s the right sort of show), please book seats in the Stalls or make your way out to the foyer.
- We encourage you to introduce your children to the arts, but please also teach them to watch and listen quietly and peacefully.