Olive Copperbottom

15 Apr

$25 (+ service fees) / 7.30pm

An Arts on Tour NZ show. A new musical by Charles Dickens and Penny Ashton.

Following the sold out successes of Promise and Promiscuity, Penny Ashton (Radio NZ The Panel, Hot Pink Bits) swaps Austen for Dickens and brings orphaned hero Olive, and a squalid gaggle of Victorian characters to pox-ridden London life.

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

One woman portrays 15 characters in an hilarious musical journey that will fulfill your greatest expectations and be the best of times and well…the best of times.

“I rarely resort to the accolade ‘tour de force’ but here it is entirely appropriate.”Theatreview
“Ashton’s Copperbottom lives up to great expectations.”Dominion Post

Rated 14+ due to mild innuendo.

The Oamaru Opera House TicketDirect box office is open Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm and Sat 10am to 1pm. The box office and the Opera House Bar & Cafe is open 1 hour prior to the show commencing and during interval. Please call 03 433 0770 if you require wheelchair seating.

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