“…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