• Funny for a girl? Funny for everyone.

    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!


    "...An assured and commanding presence that is reminiscent of Lucille Ball." - Theatreview


    1-5 March at 9:00pm

    The Heyday Dome at BATS Theatre

    Tix $14-20 at bats.co.nz


    View our programme here


    21-23 March at 7:00pm

    University Book Shop Otago

    Tix: $15-20 from eventfinda.co.nz

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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


    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


    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.

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