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

We thank you for your understanding as we work to reschedule this show.  An announcement about new dates will be made as soon as possible and ticket holders wishing to attend should retain their tickets pending confirmation of new dates. Patrons unable to attend the new dates can obtain a full refund.

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. 

Director: Priscilla Jackman

Cast:

Katie Robertson

Merridy Eastman

Noreen Le Mottee

Nicole Farrow

Aleksandra Mirjana Crossan

 

‘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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