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Promise and Promiscuity: A New Musical by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton

Promise & Promiscuity at The Court Theatre
21 Aug 2020 to 22 Aug 2020
You will go to the ball!
Event type: 
Comedy, Live event, Theatre
$36 - $40
The Court Theatre


Penny Ashton, Christchurch’s favourite bonnet fancier, is back! After wowing the World Buskers Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, Colin Mochrie and the Adelaide Festival to name but a few, Penny Ashton is coming home for one last time with world acclaimed sell out smash-hit, Promise and Promiscuity.

“...see Promise and Promiscuity... thank me later.” Colin Mochrie.

Follow the fortunes of Miss Elspeth Slowtree as she battles literary snobbery, her mother’s nerves and Cousin Horatio’s digestions, all armed with a superior wit, excellent ukulele skills and generally being quite bright… you know… for a girl. Balls will be attended, crosses will be stitched and manners will be minded, all with not one ankle in sight.

Best Theatre Week - Three Adelaide Fringe
Touring Theatre Show if the Year - Dunedin Theatre Awards
Best Solo Show - Victoria Fringe
Sold Out - Edinburgh Fringe/Edmonton Fringe

★★★★★ - CBC, Canada
★★★★★ - Global TV
★★★★★ - Rip It Up, Adelaide
★★★★★ - Three Weeks, Edinburgh
★★★★★ - Edmonton Sun
★★★★1/2 - Edmonton Journal
★★★★1/2 - Winnipeg Free Press
★★★★1/2 - Adelaide Advertiser
★★★★ - The Scotsman


Written by

The Court Theatre

25 Jun 2020

Interests Christchurch's Theatre: Entertaining Christchurch since 1971 The Court Theatre is Christchurch's only, and New Zealand's foremost, theatre company offering entertainment of the highest quality throughout the year.