Winner: Best Comedy, Dunedin Fringe Festival
Winner: Adelaide Tour Ready Award, New Zealand Fringe Festival
Commended: 2019 Green Light List, New Zealand Fringe Festival
And now, returning to BATS...
HarleQueen is a one-woman celebration of female fools. Written and performed by Abby Howells and directed by Anya Tate-Manning, HarleQueen is a night of theatre, fun and stories about cool ladies.
Also, Abby may juggle (unconfirmed).
Using a variety of comedy styles HarleQueen will take the audience on a journey through the history of female comedians in this vaudevillian-style one woman show. Join the HarleQueen in celebrating the women who blazed the trail for females in comedy!
Praise for HarleQueen:
"Every moment of this journey has been a delight, as our indisputable Queen of Fools comes to the realisation that indeed she can make comedy “on my own, on my own terms”... And the rapturous audience is with her – oh boy, are we with her!!" - Terry MacTavish for Theatreview
"It’s not often that you see a standup show that is just as delightful as it is funny. It’s the breath of fresh air that we didn’t even know we needed." - Kate Norquay for Art Murmurs
"...there is always an ongoing social and political discussion that underlies the joy and despair we are taken through." - Jorge Morales for Theatreview
About the HarleQueen Team:
Abby Howells (Writer/Performer) is an award winning comedian and writer, and a founding member of female comedy collective Discharge. Past productions include 28 Days: A Period Piece, Benedict Cumberbatch Must Die, and Glocknid: Dwarf Warrior, which won her the award for Best Newcomer at the Wellington International Comedy Festival.
Anya Tate-Manning (Director) was last seen at the Fringe with her own solo show My Best Dead Friend, for which she won the 2018 award for 'Best in Fringe'. Its return season earned her the Michele Amas Accolade for Outstanding Performance at the 2018 Wellington Theatre Awards.