"...Go if you dearly love a laugh" Dominion Post 2020
“…Razor-sharp wit.” 5 Stars, Three Weeks, Edinburgh
“…a sparkling performer..” 5 Stars, The Scotsman
"...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.” 5 stars, CBC, Canada
“…a triumph of delightful satire.” Otago Daily Times
After a a sellout in Blenheim in 2019 and a rapturous near capacity run in Wellington to conclude 2020, and Penny Ashton is packing her bonnet and riding her best carriage down the long road to Gibbston.
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.
Thursday 22nd July 2021
8pm show start
- Ticket for 8pm show only = $35, OR
- Ticket for Two course dinner with wine matches at Kinross Bistro + Ticket for show = $99
(Please arrive at 6pm for the Dinner reservation. Your ticket will include VIP seating for the show)
On-site Vineyard boutique hotel accommodation packages available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options. All accommodation packages include vineyard cottage, hot tub session, wine tasting and café style breakfasts for two.
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Penny Ashton (Winner of 2018’s World Buskers Festival’s Iron Chicken) is NZ’s own global comedienne having performed over 700 solo shows all over the world. She has represented New Zealand in Theatresports and Performance Poetry and has performed by invitation at The Glastonbury Festival and Jane Austen Festival in Bath. She is a regular and original panelist on Radio NZ’s The Panel and was a presenter on Heartland TV and is a busy marriage celebrant.
She also recently discovered she is related to Jane Austen’s rumoured flirtation, Thomas Langlois Lefroy. She is his 5th Great Niece! (This story is told in Becoming Jane with Anne Hathaway).