Promise and Promiscuity: A new musical by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton

28 October - 5 November 2016

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After selling out the 2014 Dunedin Festival of the Arts, Ms Penny Ashton's (Radio NZ National’s The Panel) bonnet is back! Join Elspeth as she battles literary snobbery, cousin Horatio's digestions and her mother's nerves, armed with a blushing countenance, excellent ukulele skills and being quite bright – you know... for a girl. One woman, directly related to Darcy, tackles all of Austen's characters with song, dance and appalling cross-stitching. 

Best Touring Production - Dunedin Theatre Awards

Weekly Best Theatre Award - Adelaide Fringe

"…a triumph of delightful satire." ODT
"Somewhere Jane is smiling."  * * * * * Edmonton Sun
"…Pride and Prejudice gone wild." * * * * * Rip It Up, Adelaide
"A delight" * * * * * CBC, Canada
"sparkling" * * * * The Scotsman, Edinburgh

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 has performed by invitation at The Glastonbury and Jane Austen Festivals. She is a regular and original panelist on Radio NZ National’s The Panel and is a busy marriage celebrant. She also recently discovered she is related to Jane Austen’s rumoured flirtation, Thomas Langlois Lefroy. She is his 5th Great Niece! (This story is told in Becoming Jane with Anne Hathaway).


Dates: October 28th, 29th, November 2nd - 5th
Venue: Globe Theatre, 104 London St, Dunedin
Tickets: $28 to $35
Bookings: www.iticket.co.nz 0508 iTICKET (484-253)
Website: www.hotpink.co.nz

 

 


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