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3-5 June 2021

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 to men, and a measly $200 to 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.

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Synopsis

3-5 June 2021

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 to men, and a measly $200 to 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.

Dates

Thursday 3 June 2021, 7pm

Friday 4 June 2021, 7pm

Saturday 5 June 2021, 2pm & 7pm

Additional Information

At Canberra Theatre Centre, safety is our priority. We operate in accordance with our COVID Safety Plan.

Our theatres will be operating with capacity limitations, but our regular seating configuration will be in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons, but please move through the foyers and open spaces with physical distancing considerations in mind.

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Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre presents An Ensemble Theatre production

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 90 minutes, no interval.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is not suitable for children.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
SEATING PLAN
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Credits

CREATIVE TEAM BILLING

Playwright Melanie Tait

Director & Dramaturg Priscilla Jackman

Assistant Director Felicity Nicol

Dramaturg Jane Fitzgerald

Set Designer Michael Scott-Mitchell

Costume Designer Genevieve Graham

Lighting Designer Karen Norris

Composer & Sound Designer Tegan Nicholls

Stage Manager Lauren Tulloh Touring

Production Manager Tim Burns

CAST BILLING

Valerie Bader

Merridy Eastman

Sapidah Kian

Amber McMahon

Sharon Millerchip

 

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