Trust bringing top comedian to Arrowtown

The Arts On Tour NZ Trust is bringing one of New Zealand's top comedians to Arrowtown next month, mashing up Beethoven, bonnets and big balls in Promise and Promiscuity - Breeches, Bonnets and Balls.

Penny Ashton (pictured) will perform a one-woman show at the Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall on June 19.

Featuring classical music reworked by Robbie Ellis and lyrics by Ashton, audiences will follow the fortunes of Miss Elspeth Slowtree as she battles literary snobbery, her mother's nerves and Cousin Horatio, all armed with superior wit, blushing countenance and generally being quite bright - for a girl.

- Tickets for the Arrowtown performance cost $20, and are available from the Lakes District Museum.