Promise & Promiscuity: A Musical by Jane Austen

Posted by Jeffrey Vaughan on 17th July 2016

On stage: October 28 - 29, November 2 - 5, 8pm

After a sellout season in the 2014 Dunedin Arts Festival where it also won Best Touring Production at the Dunedin Theatre Awards, Ms Ashton’s bonnet is back!

“…a triumph of delightful satire.” Otago Daily Times, October 2014

Follow the fortunes of Miss Elspeth Slowtree as she battles literary snobbery, her mother’s nerves and the digestions of Cousin Horatio, all armed with a superior wit, excellent ukulele skills and generally being quite bright - you know… for a girl. One Kiwi tackles all of Austen's characters with song, dance and appalling cross-stitching."

On stage: October 28 – 29, November 2 – 5, 8pm

Written by: Jane Austen and Penny Ashton
Starring: Penny Ashton
Musical Direction: Robbie Ellis
Workshop Direction: Ben Crowder

“Pride and Prejudice gone wild.” 5 Stars, Rip It Up Adelaide, Australia
“..sparkling..” 4 Stars The Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe, Scotland
“...razor sharp..” 5 Stars, Three Weeks, Edinburgh, Scotland
“...somewhere Jane is smiling.” 5 Stars, Edmonton Sun, Canada.


AWARDS: Best Performance in Comedy – Auckland Fringe, New Zealand 2013.  Patron’s Pick and Outstanding Out of Town Production (CBC) – Winnipeg Fringe, Canada 2013.   Most Outstanding Visiting Production – Dunedin Theatre Awards, New Zealand 2014. Weekly Theatre Award, Week Three – Adelaide Fringe, Australia 2015  

October 28 – 29, November 2 – 5, 8pm
Globe Theatre
Bookings www.iticket.co.nz | 0508 iticket
$35/$30/ $28

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