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Theatre

Olive Copperbottom: A Dickensian Tale of Love, Gin and the Pox

Penny Ashton delivers a rollicking, romantic, musical journey through 15 gin-soaked characters told with song, dance and questionable personal hygiene. It’s Oliver! meets Blackadder with a saucy feminine twist. "Very very funny" RNZ

$28 - $35 (Service fees may apply)
75 mins
Wed 25 - Sun 29 May 2022
Wed 25 May, 6:45pm - 8pm
Thu 26 May, 6:45pm - 8pm
Fri 27 May, 6:45pm - 8pm
Sat 28 May, 6:45pm - 8pm
Sun 29 May, 3pm - 4:15pm

HEADS UP

Please note: This show was originally scheduled for February 2022. Ticketholders have been contacted directly. 

Please note: You will be asked to wear a mask for the duration of the performance. 


After the smash-hit successes of Promise and Promiscuity, Penny Ashton brings Dickensian-inspired orphaned hero Olive Copperbottom, and a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians, to crusty life.

A rollicking, romantic, musical journey through 15 gin-soaked characters told with song, dance and questionable personal hygiene. It’s Oliver! meets Blackadder with a saucy feminine twist.

Winner Best Overall Show Victoria Fringe, Canada.

Winner Iron Chicken Best Indoor Show World Buskers Festival.

“...very very good...very very funny”

Radio NZ National

“...a one-woman show wonder.”

CBC Canada, 4 Stars

“It sparkles with intelligence, wit and verve.”

The Christchurch Press


Can't wait and want some Penny Ashton content to tide you over? Head to her website hotpink.co.nz and check out her new podcast Showy Ovaries


Opening night fundraiser for The Aunties. 20% of all profits, 50% of all merchandise plus buckets on the night will go to them. 

This show contains innuendo - PG14 

Directed By Ben Crowder
Musical Arrangements by Robbie Ellis
Musical Direction by Michael Bell
Costume by Elizabeth Whiting
Written, Produced, Designed and Performed by Penny Ashton 

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