Theatre Works and Ashton Turner present

Former Gifted Child

by Ashton Turner

30 MARCH - 2 APRIL 2022


Explosives Factory

A recovering teacher’s pet finding her way in a world without stickers, grades or wet day timetables.

Do you love gold stars? Were you “a joy to have in class”? So was Ashton Turner. Ashton was one of those “gifted children,” who spends most of her time wondering when she’ll live up to all that “potential” she apparently once had.

FORMER GIFTED CHILD is a brand-new one-woman cabaret with an original score that examines our idea of success through the eyes of someone who was once destined for it.

Join writer/performer Ashton Turner for an intricate weaving of story and song into a performance that is clever, quirky, and candid.




18+ coarse language, discussion of mental health/mental illness, but nothing graphic.


Wednesday 30 March, 7:30pm
Thursday 31 March, 7:30pm
Friday 1 April, 7:30pm
Saturday 2 April, 7:30pm

“We were taken on a wildly, wonderfully honest, quirky, compelling, comedic, relatable and innovative musical therapy session, which was very much needed! This story is so heartfelt…we would keep an eye on this one if we were you." SAMANTHA HAFEY, WILD TONGUES PRODUCTIONS

“…a soaring rollercoaster of trials and triumphs, all performed through […] original music. Many goosebumps were felt as she artfully transitioned from ballad to bop and back again with ease.” – KATE FLEMING, LOT'S WIFE MAGAZINE

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