Hilarious show no longer scarce as Hen’s Teeth
Hen’s Teeth have risen from the ashes and they’re coming to Palmerston North.
The Hen’s Teeth Women’s Comedy Company was first established to nearly 30 years ago and broke box office records at Circa Theatre for many years. The company went into recess early this century but this year was successfully revived for the Women’s Theatre Festival in Wellington.
The company’s hilarious show is coming to Palmerston North on Wednesday August 23 as part of the Regent’s August Alive Festival.
In the new line-up of celebrities, a mixture of old guard and new blood, Pinky Agnew is MC (Mother Chook), the spritely 90-year-old Dame Kate Harcourt is Maud Hornby, Helen Moulder is Cynthia Fortitude and Rose Beauchamp creates the character of Gertie Rallentando. Prue Langbein will reprise Cooking With Condoms. Hen’s Teeth also features two performers who are very familiar to local audiences. The brilliantly talented, Carrie Green from Palmerston North, will perform a slice of her one-woman show, Man Parts. The show is about Erica Kingi-Little, the best female tenor in Dannevirke, who is constantly overlooked by the local theatre company so she decided to create her own musical.
There is also a Dannevirke connection with comedian Sarah Harpur. Sarah was brought up in Tararua and has progressed to be Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at the LA Webfest and Best Newcomer at the NZ Comedy Guild. More than 100 women have performed in
Hen’s Teeth playing roles that so closely identify with women’s lives. The success is attributed to the comedy being about those issues – sex, politics, ageing, cooking, ambition, breastfeeding, men, opera, housework, dieting, childcare, self-defence, love, money, contraception, creativity and more.
The only major rule concerning the content is that they don’t laugh at the expense of men or any other minority.
Tickets (adult $39, seniors $35, group $35) from TicketDirect.