Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Tuesday 16th-Wednesday 17th October 2018
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 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, ★★★★
WINNER BEST OVERALL SHOW - Victoria Fringe 2017
WINNER BEST MUSICAL - Victoria Fringe 2017
WINNER THE IRON CHICKEN – BEST INDOOR SHOW, World Buskers Festival 2018
Recommended for ages 16+
Proudly presented by the Nelson Arts Festival.
October 16–17, 2018
Tue 16 & Wed 17 Oct, 7.30pm; Dur. 75 mins, no interval
Nelson & suburbs
The Suter Art Gallery and Theatre
208 Bridge Street, Nelson
Full $39, Under 19 $25, Senior $35, Group of 6+ $35pp Plus TicketDirect Service Fee
Tickets from Tickets from TicketDirect outlets, Theatre Royal, Nelson iSITE, Richmond Mall ph. 03 548 3840, ext 2; 0800 224 224.
Ph. 03 545 8734