Promise and Promiscuity: A New Musical by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton

In this hilarious, one-(freakishly talented)-woman show, Miss Ashton collaborates with Jane Austen (deceased) and tackles all of her characters with song, dance and appalling cross-stitching. Opening Fundraiser for Help! Auckland

$28-$35 (services fees apply)
70 Minutes
Wed 28 April - Sat 1 May
Wed 28 Apr, 6:45pm - 7:55pm
Thu 29 Apr, 6:45pm - 7:55pm
Fri 30 Apr, 6:45pm - 7:55pm
Sat 1 May, 6:45pm - 7:55pm

'Go, if you love a laugh' 

– Dominion Post November 2020

Flushed by eight years of success, from Edinburgh to Edmonton to Adelaide, comes Miss Ashton’s collaboration with Jane Austen (deceased). Join Elspeth as she battles literary snobbery, cousin Horatio’s digestions and her mother’s nerves, armed only with a blushing countenance, excellent ukulele skills and being quite bright, you know… for a girl.

In this hilarious, one-(freakishly talented)-woman show, Penny tackles all of Austen’s characters with song, dance and appalling cross-stitching.

Special Fundraiser Opening night for Help! Auckland - 20% of all ticketing proceeds and 50% of all merchandise sales will be donated. 

Winner Best Theatre Adelaide Fringe
Best Solo Show Victoria BC Fringe
Best Performance in a Comedy Auckland Fringe. 

‘Pride and Prejudice gone wild in the best way’ ★★★★★

– Rip It Up, Adelaide

'a delight to behold' ★★★★★

– CBC, Canada

‘Sparkling..’  ★★★★

– The Scotsman

Writer/Performer/Producer Penny Ashton
Director Ben Crowder
Musical Director Robbie Ellis


This show is a part of the 2021 Summer at Q Festival. 

University of Auckland Acknowledgement - Q Theatre
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