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Olive Copperbottom starring Penny Ashton


Fri 13 Apr 2018, 7:30pm–8:45pm

Where: Switzers Lodge, 223 Blaydon Street, Waikaia, Waikaia, Southland District

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $25.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Angela Newell

A new musical by Charles Dickens and Penny Ashton presented as a warm-up event for the Southland Arts Festival.

Penny Ashton is one of New Zealand’s most successful and popular performers, excelling in theatrical comedies and stand-up. You may have seen her in Hot Pink Bits and Promise and Promiscuity.

Orphaned hero, Olive, and a squalid gaggle of Victorian characters bring Dickens’ pox-ridden London to life.

Will our heroine find a family amongst the brothels, toffs and gruel? Or will Mrs Sourtart break her heart as well as her teeth?

Portraying 15 characters in an hilarious musical journey, Ashton will fulfil your greatest expectations and give you the best of times and well… the best of times.

“very, very good…very, very funny.” Radio NZ National

“I rarely resort to the accolade ‘tour de force’ but here it is entirely appropriate.” Theatreview

“…her vitality and drive is relentless.” The Dominion Post

*Olive Copperbottom is also playing in Invercargill on Saturday, April 14 at Repertory House and is touring the country with Arts On Tour NZ.