Penny first took the Festival by storm with one of the first night shows ever - 'HOT PINK BITS' (sold out). She returned with 'Promise and Promiscuity' (sold out) as well as a regular in the stand-up line up. A gift to the NZ theatre scene, her shows are smart, quick, funny and intelligent.
Following the delicate sold out successes of 'Promise and Promiscuity', Penny Ashton swaps Austen for Dickens and brings orphaned hero Olive, and a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians to crusty life. A rollicking one-woman 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.
“…electrically energetic and madly captivating.”Wellington Regional News
“…a sparkling performer whose energy bounces off the stage.”The Scotsman
“…a frothy margarita of theatrical fun, with a pronounced tequila kick.”Winnipeg Free Press 2017