Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Olive Copperbottom - A Dickensian Tale of Love


For immediate release

Olive Copperbottom - A Dickensian Tale of Love, Gin and the Pox coming to Rawhitiroa

Bringing Arts to the Heartland - Arts on Tour NZ is bringing Penny Ashton’s Olive Copperbottom – A Dickensian Tale of Love, Gin and Pox to Rawhitiroa Hall on Wednesday 2 May, 7pm.

Following her hugely successful Promise and Promiscuity tour with Arts On Tour in 2014, Penny Ashton swaps Jane Austen for Charles Dickens and brings orphaned hero Olive and a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians, to crusty life.

A rollicking romantic musical journey through fifteen gin-soaked characters told with song, dance and questionable personal hygiene. It’s Oliver! meets Blackadder with a saucy feminine twist.

Ashton’s “…tour-de-force…” (Theatreview) won the Press Critic’s ‘Iron Chicken award for best indoor show at the Christchurch International Buskers’ Festival this year and Best Overall Show at the Victoria Fringe in Canada 2017.

“…very very good…very very funny” Radio NZ National 2017

“…a one-woman show wonder.” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2017

“It sparkles with intelligence, wit and verve.” The Christchurch Press 2018

Penny Ashton is NZ’s own global comedienne having performed over 600 solo shows all over the world. She has represented New Zealand in Theatresports and Performance Poetry and in 2017 performed 88 shows in 22 towns in 5 countries. She is a regular and original panellist on Radio NZ National’s ‘The Panel’, is a social commentator on Breakfast TV and Newstalk, is a busy marriage celebrant and jazz hand enthusiast. This tour is Penny’s fourth for Arts on Tour over eight years and the biggest yet. She cannot wait to travel through beautiful Aotearoa in the trusty Arts on Tour van.

Tickets are on sale now at the Eltham LibraryPlus and South Taranaki i-SITE for $10 each. Tickets are limited.

AOTNZ is proudly brought to you by the South Taranaki District Council and TSB Community Trust.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Joseph Cederwall Review: NZSO Plays Zappa

The first of the NZSO’s Shed Series concerts at the more informal and intimate space of Wellington's Shed 6 last Friday night featured music composed by, or with a connection to Frank Zappa. Zappa, a psychedelic rock legend, activist and popular culture figure and all round colourful character, was an excellent choice for the concert’s theme of innovation. More>>

Let The Games Begin: PM Sends Best Wishes To Athletes

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has sent her warm wishes to the New Zealand athletes preparing for the opening of the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast... More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review of Books: Martin Edmonds' The Expatriates

This book is an extension of, and tribute to, the life’s work of James McNeish. Without sacrificing any degree of authorial independence, the result is gracefully written, handsomely produced, and likely to propagate many further works of its kind. More>>

Max Rashbrooke Review: The King's Singers and Voices New Zealand

To be good at one thing is impressive; to be so versatile across a range of genres is truly exceptional. More>>

Joe Cederwall Review: WOMAD 2018 - Harmony of Difference (part 1)

A friend described WOMAD as his “favourite white middle class celebration of diversity.” There is certainly an echo of truth to this as the crowd is still largely white and middle class, but this WOMAD for me represented that a better world is possible ... More>>

Harmony of Difference (part 2)

Top international world music artists seldom make it down to this neck of the woods, so for those of us into this sort of thing WOMAD is certainly a welcome addition to the cultural calendar. Now it is a case of waiting and looking forward to seeing what they manage to conjure up for next year. More>>

Howard Davis Review: A Bigger Splash - Te Papa Celebrates Twenty Years

Considering the available resources, this is a decidedly hit-and-miss affair, mainly due to some highly questionable curatorial decisions. In their overweening wish to "push boundaries," Charlotte Davy and Megan Tamati-Quennell have made a number of serious miscalculations by ignoring a basic rule - keep it simple. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland