AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND
A Dickensian tale of love, gin and the pox!
Written & performed by Penny Ashton
Following the sold-out success of Promise and Promiscuity, Penny Ashton swaps Austen for Dickens and brings orphaned hero Olive, and a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians, to crusty life.
Olive Copperbottom is 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. Featuring reworkings of classical masters such as Chopin, Verdi and Tchaikovsky by the ever talented Robbie Ellis, and a brand new corset to make your eyes water from Elizabeth Whiting.
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.”
“Ashton is a one-woman-show wonder.” ★★★★ CBC Canada
“It sparkles with intelligence, wit and verve.” The Christchurch Press 2018
“…a frothy margarita of theatrical fun, with a pronounced tequila kick.” ★★★★ Winnipeg Free Press
Recommended for ages 16+
Winner BEST OVERALL SHOW - Victoria Fringe 2017
Winner BEST MUSICAL - Victoria Fringe 2017
WINNER THE IRON CHICKEN – BEST INDOOR SHOW, World Buskers Festival 2018
EARLY BIRD $35
UNDER 19 $25
GROUP OF 6+ $35pp
PLUS TICKETDIRECT SERVICE FEE
icketDirect link: http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz/Event/Season/1616
Proudly Supported by Savage & Savage and Creative New Zealand
Proudly Presented by Nelson City Council as part of the Nelson Arts Festival
Nelson Arts Festival website: http://www.nelsonartsfestival.co.nz/home/olive-copperbottom/