Olive Copperbottom: A New Musical by Charles Dickens and Penny Ashton

Kiwi Penny Ashton 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? A rollicking one-woman musical journey that will fulfill your greatest expectations and be the best of times and well…the best of times.
Promise and Promiscuity:
FIVE STARS – CBC
FOUR STARS -The Scotsman

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Kiwi Penny Ashton 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? A rollicking one-woman musical journey that will fulfill your greatest expectations and be the best of times and well…the best of times.
Promise and Promiscuity:
FIVE STARS – CBC
FOUR STARS -The Scotsman

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Auckland, New Zealand

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Karen Psooy-Morcilla

Lots of talent, fun and inside jokes. Loved it!

Winnipeg Gal

Creative re-use of classic literary tropes, with clever dialogue punctuated by modern jabs. As much as I sometimes had trouble following the character transitions, I still enjoyed this one thoroughly. Penny Ashton is always a safe bet at Fringe.

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