Article Title:Review: Hot Pink Teeth 'n' Tits
Author or Credit:Jacqui Stanford
Published on:12th May 2011 - 10:19 am
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Story ID:10345
Text:Penny Ashton's foray into the world of pageant drama is as high camp as a post-midnight drag show on K' Rd on a Saturday night. She sashays and swans about on stage in a gown with sleeves so puffy that it probably shouldn't have been allowed out of the closet. Hot Pink Teeth ‘n' Tits is Ashton's New Zealand International Comedy Festival special this year, where she publicly deals with the trauma of missing out on a place at the Miss Waikuku Beach pageant in 1983. Frivolous, dirty and retro, it includes the impact on her life through diary entries, three musical numbers, audience participation and a hilarious documentary from the Miss Universe competition in Las Vegas, where there almost seemed to be more gay men in the audience than at Mardi Gras. Aside from a good laugh at some of the madder aspects of the world of pageants, the show is also a learning experience. You will walk away knowing everything there is to know about the history of such competitions, their biggest scandals and some rather odd forms of pageants from around the world. If you love pomp and pageantry, tiaras and tinsel, and your camp high, you'll love this show. Ashton has finished her Wellington shows, but still has Auckland and Christchurch appearances to come: AUCKLAND 10 May – 14 May The Limelight Lounge, Aotea Centre, The Edge Bookings: 0800 BUYTICKETS or CHRISTCHURCH July 29 - 30 and 5 - 6 Paparoa School Hall, 7.30pm Jacqui Stanford - 12th May 2011    
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