Following her smash hit Promise and Promiscuity, and after a sell-out Nelson Festival, Olive Copperbottom is back! Penny Ashton brings Dickensian inspired orphaned hero Olive, and a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians, to crusty life. A rollicking romantic 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.
Ashton’s “…tour-de-force…”(Theatreview) won the Press Critic’s ‘Iron Chicken award for best indoor show at the Christchurch International Buskers’ Festival 2018 and Best Overall Show at the Victoria Fringe in Canada 2017.
“…very very good…very very funny” Radio NZ National 2017
“…a one-woman show wonder.” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2017
“It sparkles with intelligence, wit and verve.” The Christchurch Press 2018
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Marlborough Civic Orchestra (MCO) will present the first post-lockdown concert at ASB Theatre Marlborough, featuring guest conductor Anthony Ferner. Ferner is the Principal flute of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, lecturer at the University of Canterbury and Musical Director of the Risingholme Orchestra. Ferner studied conducting at the St Petersburg Conservatory and has conducted concerts and operatic repertoire in Australia and New Zealand. In the upcoming concert, Ferner will conduct a diverse programme of romantic-period pieces, including Brahms' Tragic Overture and the finale from Dvořák's New World Symphony. MCO Musical Director, Elgee Leung, will appear as the soloist to perform the famous Cello Concerto by Edward Elgar. Written in 1917, the melancholy motives of the concerto were believed to be inspired by the death on the Western Front during WWI of a New Zealander who studied at Nelson College and happened to be the son of the composer’s former fiancée.
Venue: Anderson Theatre, ASB Theatre Marlborough
Date: Thursday, 10th & Friday, 11th September 2020