Promise and Promiscuity: A New Musical by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton
Join Miss Elspeth as she battles 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-(freakishly talented)-woman show, Penny tackles all of Austen’s characters with song, dance & appalling cross-stitching.
Best Solo Show Victoria Fringe. Best Performance in a Comedy Auckland
★★★★★ Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
★★★★★ Rip It Up
★★★★★ Glam Adelaide
★★★★★½ Adelaide Advertiser
Presented by: Penny Ashton
Penny Ashton is NZ’s own global comedienne who has been making a splash on the world stage since 2002. She has performed over 800 solo shows and has sold out from Edinburgh to Adelaide to Saskatoon. She has represented NZ in Theatresports and Slam Poetry and has performed in such festivals as Glastonbury, The Adelaide Cabaret and The Jane Austen Festival in Bath. Ashton is a professional improviser and was the bonnet behind Austen Found: The Undiscovered Musicals of Jane Austen. She is also a voice over artist and can be heard masquerading as Power Rangers Monsters and video game characters. Penny is also a social commentator on various radio and TV stations in New Zealand and is a busy wedding celebrant. Her jobs all revolve around love and laughter. Which she thinks is marvellous.
Reviews & Fringefeed Reacts
A razor-sharp turn of phrase... - Peter Burdon , The Advertiser
All in all Ashton’s performance was excellent as was her brilliant thoughtful, witty and very well written script. - Jan Kershaw, Glam Adelaide
Ashton is a sparkling performer whose energy bounces off the stage as she jumps, skips and dances through the show. - Sally Stott, The Scotsman