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Promise & Promiscuity

Promise & Promiscuity

A New Musical by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton

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Tickets €16 / €14

Penny Ashton gives the world of Jane Austen a musical slant in her hilarious one-woman show.

Join Miss Elspeth as she battles literary snobbery, Horatio’s digestions and her mother’s nerves, armed only with a blushing countenance, excellent ukulele skills and being quite know... for a girl. Balls will be attended, cheeks will be pinched and manners will be minded, all with not one ankle in sight.

In this hilarious, award winning show Kiwi, Penny Ashton, tackles all of Austen’s characters with song, dance and appalling cross-stitching.

Penny Ashton is New Zealand’s own global comedienne who has been making a splash on the world stage since 2002.  She has performed over 600 solo shows worldwide and has represented New Zealand in The World Cup of Theatresports in Germany, and Australasia in a Performance Poetry Slam Tournament Tour of the UK.  She has also performed by invitation at The Glastonbury Festival, has reported from the Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas and is a favourite on The Panel on Radio NZ National.

AWARDS: Best Performance in Comedy – Auckland Fringe 2013.  Patron’s Pick and Outstanding Out of Town Production (CBC) – Winnipeg Fringe 2013.  Best Female Solo Show, Victoria Fringe, Canada. Most Outstanding Visiting Production – Dunedin Theatre Awards, 2014. Weekly Theatre Award, Week Three – Adelaide Fringe 2015  NOMINATED: Best Comedy – Auckland Fringe 2013. Best Musical – Perth Fringe 2015

Age suitability 14+

★★★★★ ‘A delight to behold’

CBC Canada

★★★★ ‘A sparkling performer whose energy bounces off the stage’

The Scotsman