“Go, if you dearly love a laugh.” - Dominion Post 2020
After a rapturous near capacity run in Wellington to conclude 2020, Penny Ashton (WOMAD Slam mistress) is packing her bonnet and riding her best carriage to Taranaki.
Flushed by eight years’ success from Edinburgh to Edmonton to Mosgiel, comes Ashton’s collaboration with Jane Austen (deceased).
How will Miss Elspeth battle 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-woman show, Penny tackles all of Austen’s characters with song, dance and appalling cross-stitching.
Winner: Best Performance In a Comedy, Auckland Fringe / Patron’s Pick, Winnipeg Fringe / Best Theatre Week Three, Adelaide Fringe
‘Pride and Prejudice gone wild in the best way’ — Rip It Up, Adelaide
“…you’ll be delighted whether or not you know your Bennets from your Dashwoods.”
“…somewhere Jane is smiling.” Edmonton Sun
“…a unique and exceptionally innovative piece of entertaining theatre not to be missed.”
The Dominion Post