This new Australian comedy, featuring a cast of five fabulous women, is a funny, honest and heart-warming story about upsetting the potato cart and standing up for your principles.

Overview

WORLD PREMIERE

Appleton is a small country town being forced into the present with a recent influx of wealthy city slickers, treechangers and refugees. Simmering tensions come to a head when new GP Penny Anderson discovers that the famous Appleton Potato Race awards $1000 prize money for the men, and a measly $200 for the women. When Penny decides to take steps to restore gender parity and coax Appleton into the 21st century, little could she have anticipated the spiralling, hilarious culture war that would follow.

Inspired by real life events, THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE is a funny, honest and heart-warming story about upsetting the potato cart and standing up for your principles. Featuring a cast of five fabulous women including Sharon Millerchip (SHIRLEY VALENTINE), Valerie Bader, Merridy Eastman and Amber McMahon (TRIBES), this brand new Australian yarn will be brought to life by Priscilla Jackman.

New performances added due to popular demand: Wed 24 April & Fri 26 April
Calendar
22 Mar 2019 8:15 pm
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23 Mar 2019 5:00 pm
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23 Mar 2019 8:15 pm
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24 Mar 2019 2:00 pm
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24 Mar 2019 5:00 pm
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26 Mar 2019 11:00 am
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26 Mar 2019 8:15 pm
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27 Mar 2019 8:15 pm
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30 Mar 2019 8:15 pm
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31 Mar 2019 2:00 pm
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01 Apr 2019 11:00 am
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01 Apr 2019 7:30 pm
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02 Apr 2019 8:15 pm
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04 Apr 2019 8:15 pm
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05 Apr 2019 11:00 am
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05 Apr 2019 6:15 pm
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06 Apr 2019 5:00 pm
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06 Apr 2019 8:15 pm
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07 Apr 2019 2:00 pm
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08 Apr 2019 7:30 pm
09 Apr 2019 11:00 am
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09 Apr 2019 6:15 pm
11 Apr 2019 11:00 am
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11 Apr 2019 6:15 pm
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12 Apr 2019 8:15 pm
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13 Apr 2019 2:00 pm
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13 Apr 2019 5:00 pm
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14 Apr 2019 5:00 pm
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16 Apr 2019 11:00 am
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16 Apr 2019 6:15 pm
17 Apr 2019 8:15 pm
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18 Apr 2019 11:00 am
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18 Apr 2019 6:15 pm
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20 Apr 2019 2:00 pm
21 Apr 2019 5:00 pm
23 Apr 2019 8:15 pm
24 Apr 2019 11:00 am
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24 Apr 2019 6:15 pm
25 Apr 2019 8:15 pm
26 Apr 2019 11:00 am
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26 Apr 2019 6:15 pm
27 Apr 2019 2:00 pm
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SINGLE TICKET PRICESPreviews & weekday matineesEvenings & weekend matinees
Adult$73$80
Seniors$70$77
Pensioners$66$71
Under 30s & Full-time students$38$43
MEAA members$43$43
Groups 10-19$70$77
Groups 20+$66$73
School groups$25$25
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Reviews

“Full of good humour and extremely sharp character observations… recommended to anyone… who enjoys cracking comedy theatre.” The Stage UK (for THE VEGEMITE TALES)

DIRECTOR'S NOTE

THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE is a comedy about our relationship to both history and change.  Through the lens of five female characters living in rural Australia we look in on ourselves as a nation. It’s a funny play with a huge heart that is not afraid to pack a punch. It is about rejection and acceptance; seeing the world as it really is, warts and all, and at the same time, daring to ask if it can be something more.  We’ve been dreaming big through our little play.

In the 21st century, we, as Australians, are continually stepping-up to participate in global conversations, around privilege and gender parity – THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE gently provokes conversation around owning and celebrating our past while continuing to question our relationship with generational and social/political change.

This is a play that will entertain, reflect who we are and also ask questions about who we are becoming as Australians. More than anything though, THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE will be a cracking great night at the theatre!

Priscilla Jackman – Director

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