From the creative team behind the sell-out success of THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE, this blackly funny play imagines a series of pivotal moments between two strong-spirited women harbouring complicated resentment.

Overview

WORLD PREMIERE

Inspired by historical events, a royal scandal ignites a blistering fire between the steely Queen Mother and her children’s doting nanny in Melanie Tait’s sparkling new comedy drama.

Marion ‘Crawfie’ Crawford adored her job as governess to Princesses Lilibet and Margaret Rose… until she was ostracised without warning, despite dedicating the best part of her life to raising, educating and caring for the young royals. The reason? A tell-all memoir.

From the creative team behind the sell-out success of THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE, this blackly funny play imagines a series of pivotal moments between two strong-spirited women harbouring complicated resentment.

Ticket Prices

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SENIOR CARD$87$92
PENSIONER$83$88
GROUP 10 - 19$83$88
GROUP 20+$78$83
30 OR UNDER$40$43
FULL-TIME STUDENT$40$43
MEAA/AWG$40$43
SCHOOL GROUPS$25$25
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Reviews

"A comedy with some dark laughs and extraordinary insight" (for 2023's A BROADCAST COUP) State of the Art

★★★★ "Sparkling new comedy" (for 2019's THE APPLETON LADIES' POTATO RACE) The Sydney Morning Herald

"Melanie Tait is a playwright with a sharp eye for human foibles and how they play out between people" (for 2023's A BROADCAST COUP) Stage Noise

Cast & Creatives
Melanie Tait

Melanie Tait

Playwright
Priscilla Jackman

Priscilla Jackman

Director
Miranda Middleton

Miranda Middleton

Assistant Director
Matthew Backer

Matthew Backer

Cast - J
Elizabeth Blackmore

Elizabeth Blackmore

Cast - Marion Crawford
Emma Palmer

Emma Palmer

Cast - Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
Michael Hankin

Michael Hankin

Set Designer
Genevieve Graham

Genevieve Graham

Costume Designer
Morgan Moroney

Morgan Moroney

Lighting Designer
James Brown

James Brown

Composer & Sound Designer
Sean Proude

Sean Proude

Stage Manager
Madelaine Osborn

Madelaine Osborn

Assistant Stage Manager
Lily Mateljan

Lily Mateljan

Costume Supervisor
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Special performances

Audio Described

  • Sat 28 Sep 2pm
  • Thu 3 Oct 11am

Q&A Sessions

  • Sat 14 Sep 8.15pm
  • Tue 24 Sep 11am

Free Teen Night

  • Wed 9 Oct 6.15pm