July 14th, Dinner at 7pm, Show at 8.30pm. Show Only $40, Three Course Meal and seated in Section C $70, Section B $80, Section A $90. Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant, ANU Arts Centre, University Avenue, Canberra Bookings: 6257 2718
Whatever happened to Divine Brown? Can a phone sex operator get RSI? Do people really have sex through a pizza? Ever fantasised about an amputee? Frustrated you can’t look any of this up on your work computer? Then Hot Pink Bits is the show for you.
That’s right New Zealand’s favourite saucy minx, Penny Ashton is back in Australia after wowing the masses in the UK, NZ, USA and Canada where she gathered sold-out houses and sparkling reviews for her award-nominated show which trawls the ins and…outs of the international sex industry. It’s crammed full of titillating facts and hour glass figures that will tell you all about the lives of the he’s, she’s, and he-she’s that make a living in the world’s oldest profession.
Resplendent in a hot pink corset and strung up in fishnets, Ashton will sing, dance and pontificate on pornography, prostitutes and Shane Warne in a burlesque-esque romp through the kickers of the global sex trade. There’ll be a group orgasm, a guest porn-star and a very sexy stripper. Kicks will be high, fetishes will be indulged and Nana will need a lie down. But of course it will all be done…in the best POSSIBLE taste.
Penny Ashton is New Zealand’s own global comedienne who has been making a splash on the world stage since 2002 and she has sold out shows from Edinburgh to Adelaide to Edmonton. She has four Best NZ Female Comedienne nominations, three Adelaide Fringe People’s Choice nominations and one Honourable Mention from The Wellington Fringe Festival Awards. One day she hopes to win something.
Hot Pink Bits Accolades:
Totally Sold-Out Run Wellington Fringe 2007 and Best Comedy Nomination/ Highest Selling Show World Busker’s Festival 2007 / Best of Fest Winnipeg 2007 / 2nd Highest Grossing Show Saskatoon Fringe 2007 / Totally Sold Out Edmonton Run 2007/ Nominated for People’s Choice Adelaide Fringe 2008 / Totally Sold Out Hamilton, Gore, Wanaka and Taranaki Tours 2009/Highest Grossing “Arts on Tour” Show in 25 years earned during 2010 tour of NZ
“…brilliant…” Otago Daily Times March 09
“A sure sign a comedian is good is when you’re hitting yourself uncontrollably in an attempt to shift the gut-cramp…” Southland Express 2009
Ashton has performed all over New Zealand and in Canada, USA, Singapore, London, Australia, Germany and Scotland. In 2006, Penny represented New Zealand in The World Cup of Theatresports in Germany and Australasia in a Performance Poetry Slam Tournament Tour of the UK. In 2010 she performed by invitation at The Glastonbury Festival and reported from the Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas. She has performed Hot Pink Bits over 160 times throughout the world, so knows the script quite well!
Penny has a wealth of media experience and this coupled with her improvisation skills means she is a very entertaining in studio guest. More of her global exploits and achievements can be read at www.hotpink.co.nz and https://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Hot-Pink-Penny-Ashton/13683915757