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Abby Howells La Soupco (New Zealand)

Abby Howells La Soupco (NZ)

La Soupco* is the name of a screenplay Abby Howells wrote when she was 11 years old. It is a romance, set in the Navy in the wake of World War II. No historical research, verification or corroboration was undertaken. 

Written by Abby Howells aged 11 and performed by Abby Howells, aged 33, La Soupco is a tale of love, loss, nautical trauma and deeply undiagnosed Autism. 

La Soupco was the winner of the prestigious Billy T James Award at the 2023 New Zealand International Comedy Festival. You can see Abby on 7 Days, Guy Mont-Spelling Bee and Comedians Giving Lectures

*The name is not relevant to the story in any way. Don’t expect it to be. 

'She’s a unique voice and made me laugh in a way that’s typically reserved for when I’m with my siblings and we’re just being silly.' The Spinoff (NZ)

'Joyful and authentic… As hilarious as it is transfixing,' Stuff (NZ)

Suitable for audiences 13+

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