Olive Copperbottom

Olive Copperbottom
  • Comedy
  • Theatre

Olive Copperbottom

Season Finished

A Dickensian tale of love, gin and the pox!

Following the sold-out success 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.

Olive Copperbottom is 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. Featuring reworkings of classical masters such as Chopin, Verdi and Tchaikovsky by the ever talented Robbie Ellis, and a brand new corset to make your eyes water from Elizabeth Whiting.

Ashton requests that you should come because as Dickens says; “It is a hopeless endeavour to attract people to the theatre, unless they first be brought to believe they will never get in.”

Warning: Innuendo!
Recommended for ages 16+.

“Ashton is a one-woman-show wonder.”  CBC CANADA 

“It sparkles with intelligence, wit and verve.” THE CHRISTCHURCH PRESS 2018

“…a frothy margarita of theatrical fun, with a pronounced tequila kick.” ★★★★ WINNIPEG FREE PRESS 

WINNER - Best Overall Show, Victoria Fringe 2017
WINNER - Best Musical, Victoria Fringe 2017
WINNER - The Iron Chicken - Best Indoor Show, World Buskers Festival 2018

Written & performed by Penny Ashton


Tue 16 & Wed 17 Oct, 7.30pm
75 mins, no interval

Proudly supported by:


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