When was the moment you realised that you were the fool?

[Abby Howells'] "...growing experience in stand-up and theatre performance has grown an assured and commanding presence that is reminiscent of Lucille Ball."

Patrick Davis, Theatreview.

‘HarleQueen’ is a one-woman celebration of female fools. Written and performed by Abby Howells and directed by Anya Tate-Manning, ‘HarleQueen’ will be a night of theatre, fun and stories about cool ladies.

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!

Creative Team:

Abby Howells is an award winning comedian and writer. She was a founding member of female comedy collective Discharge and served as their Head Writer. She has written and performed in five shows for the collective, including the musical 28 Days: A Period Piece and Benedict Cumberbatch Must Die. Abby's first one woman show, Glocknid: Dwarf Warrior, 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'.

Accessibility

*Access to The Heyday Dome is via stairs, so please contact the BATS Box Office at least 24 hours in advance if you have accessibility requirements so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Read more about accessibility at BATS.