Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Friday 27th April 2018
Following on from her hugely successful Promise and Promiscuity tour with Arts On Tour in 2014, Penny Ashton 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.
Penny Ashton is NZ’s own global comedienne having performed over 600 solo shows all over the world. She has represented New Zealand in Theatresports and Performance Poetry and in 2017 performed 88 shows in 22 towns in 5 countries. She is a regular and original panellist on Radio NZ National’s ‘The Panel’, is a social commentator on Breakfast TV and Newstalk, and is a busy marriage celebrant and jazz hand enthusiast. This tour is Penny’s fourth for Arts on Tour over eight years and the biggest yet. She cannot wait to travel through beautiful Aotearoa in the Trusty Arts on Tour van.
Dinner from 6pm, show from 8pm.
Mapua / Moutere / Motueka
The PlayHouse Cafe and Theatre
The Playhouse Cafe,
171 Westdale Road, Mapua,
$20, plus $28 for 1 course Buffet
Tickets from The Playhouse Cafe ph. 035402985.