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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
Thursday 2 - Sunday 5 Decemeber
Thu 2 Dec, 6:45pm - 8pm
Fri 3 Dec, 6:45pm - 8pm
Sat 4 Dec, 6:45pm - 8pm
Sun 5 Dec, 4pm - 5:15pm

PLEASE NOTE: This show was originally scheduled for September 2021. If you had tickets to those dates we'll be in touch with you directly.


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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