Fans of nautical adventure and embarrassing childhood creativity rejoice! Abby Howells returns to her hometown this November with her brand new comedy hour DREAMER, a show about the dreams you have for yourself as a kid and how to reconcile when you don't achieve them.
In DREAMER, Abby Howells (7 Days, Comedians Giving Lectures, Guy Montgomery’s Spelling Bee) brings to life a screenplay she wrote when she was eleven years old; an ambitious post-World War Two epic romance titled La Soupco (a word Abby made up, we don't know what it means either). The show ends with an epic first performance of La Soupco, which has finally (twenty one years later) been given an ending. DREAMER is a worthy follow up to the internationally award-winning HARLEQUEEN, in which Abby wove together stories of female comedians from history with her own tales of triumph, foolishness and heartbreak. This November, Abby brings us even more hilarious triumph and foolishness, but thankfully this time the heartbreak is purely fictional.
“This will be the first time that La Soupco has ever been performed on stage, and I'm so excited that its premiere will be in my home town of Dunedin,” says Abby. “The script has many twists and turns and an ending that will surprise everyone. Mostly because it does not make any sense.”
"A firecracker of a comic" - Backstage Christchurch
“Delightful, educational, meaningful, and most of all, hilarious.” - Kate Norquay, Art Murmurs
"...the feeling you leave the theatre with is triumph.. ten out of ten" - Talia Parker, Craccum