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Theatre Royal

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3 May 2018

Following the delicate 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. 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.”

Recommended for ages 16+.

Reserved Seating $25.00
Table - Admit 1 $30.00
Table of 4 $110.00
Table of 8 $200.00
Service fees apply

Pre-order your antipasto platter or mezze platter for two ($26.50) or eight ($62.50) when you purchase your tickets! 

ANITPASTO PLATTER; Platter includes a selection of succulent cured meats, smoked salmon, salami, parma ham, marinated mixed olives, sundried tomatoes, baby gherkins, pickled onions, and Taranaki’s finest cheeses and house made dips.

MEZZE TASTING PLATTER; Platter includes panko cajun crumbed chicken skewers with tzatziki, mini steamed bao-sticky pork with marinated vegetable, karaage prawn skewers with sriracha mayo and falafel balls with beetroot yoghurt. 

Pick up at the Theatre Royal bar on arrival.



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Thursday 3 May, 7.30pm