Abby Howells - La Soupco

Ahoy matey, and welcome to the weirdly wonderful *La Soupco.  

Your captain for this adventure is Abby Howells, who navigated this show to the winner’s podium at the prestigious 2023 Billy T James Awards.  

Written by Abby at age eleven and performed by her at age thirty three,  La Soupco is a nautical romance set in the  wake of World War II.  

It is a tale of love, loss, trauma and deeply undiagnosed Autism - in which no historical research, verification or corroboration has been undertaken.   

Join the expedition and explore the buried treasure of childhood, and the hilarious talents of one of New Zealand’s best comedians.   

*Abby has no idea why her eleven-year-old self called it this. But we’re going with it!  


Review quotes

“La Soupco is exactly as weird and beautifully earnest as you’d expect.”   

Madeleine Chapman, The Spinoff   


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Thu 13 Jun, 7:00 PM
4th Wall Theatre
60 minutes
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  • Comedy