Flushed by four years’ success from Edinburgh to Toronto (and a week-3 weekly winner at the Adelaide Fringe), comes Penny Ashton’s collaboration with Jane Austen (deceased). How will Miss Elspeth battle literary snobbery, cousin Horatio’s digestions and her mother’s nerves, armed only with a blushing countenance, excellent ukulele skills and being quite bright, really, for a girl? In this hilarious, one-(freakishly talented)-woman show, Penny tackles all of Austen’s characters with song, dance and appalling cross-stitching.
It’s pride and prejudice gone wild in the best way. Rip It Up
Image: Judy Ashton