★★★★1/2 - Weekend Notes, Adelaide
“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: Weekly Comedy Award, Adelaide Fringe
WINNER: Emerging Artist, Adelaide Fringe
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
HARLEQUEEN HITS CHRISTCHURCH!
After multiple sell-out, award-winning seasons nationwide, HarleQueen is coming to Christchurch! Join Abby Howells and her hilarious celebration of the trailblazers in women’s comedy in a night of theatre, fun and stories about cool ladies.
Also, Abby may finally juggle (unconfirmed).
"Howells' show will make you laugh till your stomach hurts. It's also a show that will move you in the most unimaginable of ways. It will teach you the sheer dedication and formidability portrayed in the examples highlighted by Howells throughout the show that makes female individuals in the performing arts and comedy scene fierce for all the right reasons. Howells' infectious personality and absolutely gorgeous New Zealand accent will rope you into just under an hour of a show that tackles serious issues in the industry in a manner that will educate, enlighten, and entertain"
7pm, 6-7 November 2020
Level 1/130 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central
THE HARLEQUEEN TEAM
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 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 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.
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.