• HARLEQUEEN

    a one-woman celebration of female fools, heading to ADELAIDE 2020

    “A funny, warm, sad, heartening, joyful celebration of self” - Sonya Stewart, Dominion Post

    “ As inspirational as it is hilarious...” - Terry MacTavish, Theatreview

    “Delightful, educational, meaningful, and most of all, hilarious.” - Kate Norquay, Art Murmurs

     

    WINNER: The Peter Harcourt New Playwright of the Year, Wellington Theatre Awards

    WINNER: Best Comedy, Dunedin Fringe
    WINNER: Adelaide Tour Ready Award, NZ Fringe
    COMMENDED: 2019 Green Light List, NZ Fringe
    NOMINATED: Outstanding Performance, Dunedin Theatre Awards

  • ADELAIDE FRINGE

    3-8 MARCH 2020 AT THE MILL CREATIVE STUDIOS

    ONE WEEK ONLY!

    A one-woman celebration of female fools, written and performed by Abby Howells and directed by Anya Tate-Manning. HarleQueen is a night of theatre, fun and stories about cool ladies.

     

    Also, Abby may juggle (unconfirmed).

     

    Using a variety of comedy styles HarleQueen will take the audience on a journey through the history of female comedians in this vaudevillian-style one woman show. Join the HarleQueen in celebrating the women who blazed the trail for females in comedy!

     

    6pm Tuesday 3 - Sunday 8 March
    Matinee: 2pm Saturday 7 March
    The Mill Creative Studios
    154 Angas St, Adelaide

     

    Tix from adelaidefringe.com.au

  • MEDIA

    Releases, reviews, and more

    "Each year BATS does a Pick of the Fringe season. As one of this year's three shows, award winning writer/performer Abby Howells returns in HarleQueen. A vaudevillian-style performance, there is plenty to entertain with songs and skits, tales and dance. Ventriloquist dummy and the worst/best...
    March 24, 2019 · Review,Dunedin Fringe
    "I have seen all too many (mostly male) comics shamble their way through a pretty incoherent account of how they have ended up boring us with their life story – nothing remotely like this tight, polished show, impeccably directed by Anya Tate-Manning, that deftly employs all manner of charming...
    March 3, 2019 · Review,NZ Fringe
    "HarleQueen is a must see show for any aspiring female comedian. If you’re a funny woman that has loved to perform and be silly, or has felt like an awkward outcast, this show will be like looking in the mirror. It’s a chance to look back and learn about the stories of the comedy giants that came...
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  • THE HARLEQUEEN TEAM

    ABBY HOWELLS

    Writer / Performer

    Abby Howells is an award winning comedian and writer, and a founding member of female comedy collective Discharge. Past productions include 28 Days: A Period Piece, Benedict Cumberbatch Must Die, and Glocknid: Dwarf Warrior, which won her the award for Best Newcomer at the Wellington International Comedy Festival.

    ANYA TATE-MANNING

    Director

    Anya Tate-Manning was last seen at the Fringe with her own solo show My Best Dead Friend, for which she won the 2018 award for 'Best in Fringe'. Its return season earned her the Michele Amas Accolade for Outstanding Performance at the 2018 Wellington Theatre Awards.

    JENNIFER O'SULLIVAN

    Producer

    Jennifer O'Sullivan is an award-winning performer and producer in Wellington, NZ with a long history of making things up as she goes along. She is happy to be here.

    BEKKY BOYCE

    Operator and Lighting Design

    Bekky Boyce is a blur of a human, working many jobs and being rad at all of them. She is a Wellington based tech and creative, and can often be found working yet another great show at BATS Theatre.

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