The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 05 May - 08 May 2021
Category Live Event

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Valerie Bader
Merridy Eastman
Sapidah Kian
Amber McMahon
Sharon Millerchip

Creative Team:
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

Pure theatrical rambunctiousness which will tumble you into the night with sore hands and uplifted spirits –  ArtsHub

Melanie Tait’s sparkling new comedy… with a light touch and crisp dialogue…. Priscilla Jackman directs with energy a strong all-woman cast. –  Sydney Morning Herald

Playwright Melanie Tait has written a shrewd, big-hearted love letter to the women of country New South Wales… it’s near-impossible to resist being charmed. –  Time Out

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

(Stages 5 – 6)

Curriculum Links and Resources
Download the Curriculum Links here: The Appleton Ladies Curriculum Links

Schools Bookings
1 teacher free per 20 students.
For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 8839 3308 or email, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.

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Dates and Times:

Tickets can be purchased from Box Office, online, by phone on 8839 3399 or in person 1 hour prior to performances.

General Public Performances
Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 8pm
Thursday 6 May at 8pm (Audio Described)
Friday 7 May 2021 at 8pm (Auslan Interpreted)
Saturday 8 May 2021 at 2:30pm & 8pm

Schools Performance
Thursday 6 May 2021 at 11am + an additional Q&A after the performance

Accessible Performances – More Info
Thursday 6 May at 8pm (Audio Descrbed)
Friday 7 May 2021 at 8pm (Auslan Interpreted) 


1 hour and 30 minutes with no interval

The school performance will have an additional Q&A after the show.

Ticket Prices

Concession $54
30 & Under $46
18 & Under $41
Concession $60
30 & Under $51
18 & Under $45
Groups 8+* $60

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $4.60
Counter $4.60
School Bookings $4.60
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