Addicted to Darcy? Lost all Sense and Sensibility? Bonkers for Big Balls? Well put down your cross-stitching and join one of NZ’s most experienced improv troupes, ConArtists, 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. It’s been ten years since they first covered their ankles, and to celebrate they are reviving their show in the very festival that started the bonnet rolling.
Originally performed at the very first NZIF in 2008, and starring Penny Ashton, Lori Dungey, Nigel Burrows, Peter Muller and with Ross Devereux tickling the pianoforte. It’s a jolly good show!
Director Penny Ashton is New Zealand’s own global comedienne who has been making a splash on the world stage since 2002. Penny has been a professional improviser for 17 years, winning the Improvaganza Masters of the Universe title in Edmonton, and was the director and creator of Austen Found: The Undiscovered Musicals of Jane Austen.