The Studio Theatre
2020 Season Comedy Drama

THE THEATRE ROYAL PRESENTS A BLUE COW PRODUCTION

The Appleton Ladies Potato Race

written by Melanie Tait
Thu 28 May 2020 7:30pm Fri 29 May 2020 7:30pm Sat 30 May 2020 2:00pm Sat 30 May 2020 7:30pm

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 and featuring a cast of five fabulous women, The Appleton Ladies Potato Race is a funny, honest and heart-warming story about upsetting the potato cart and standing up for your principles. 

‘A very Australian, effervescently entertaining, laugh-out-loud funny new play with serious things to say and a gentle way of saying them’
LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE
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