**Austen Found: The Undiscovered Musicals of Jane Austen **
“Jane Austen would be turning in her grave with delight…Rollicking good fun!” Rip It Up Adelaide
“Austen Found: The Undiscovered Musicals of Jane Austen is the good pavlova, the one someone has taken a few goes to get just right. The brilliant version.” Waikato Times
Addicted to Darcy? Lost all Sense and Sensibility? Bonkers for Big Balls? Well put down your cross-stitching and join Penny Ashton, Lori Dungey and Robbie Ellis, as they swoon, romp, and pianoforte their way through an entirely improvised Austenian Musical. Charming suitors, meddlesome mothers, tight breeches and surprisingly well educated girls will all paint a vivid picture in song, dance and passionate hand holding.
For her fifth Arts on Tour NZ Penny Ashton (Olive Copperbottom, Promise and Promiscuity, Hot Pink Bits) is bringing along her most accomplished improvising friend; Lori Dungey (Lord of the Rings, Xena) and her most melodical musical maestro; Robbie Ellis (Second City Chicago, NZSO Composer) to perambulate the NZ countryside spreading laughter and delightful bonnets as they go. An entirely improvised Austenian Musical.
Complete Sell-out Comedy Festival (2007 and 2021) and Adelaide Fringe (2010)