Performances - October / November
by Melanie Tait
directed by Jan Grounds
“A very Australian, effervescently entertaining, laugh-out-loud funny new play with serious things to say and a gentle way of saying them.”
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.
Appleton is the quintessential small Australian country town. There are those in the town who embrace change, like long-time resident Barb. And there are those, like Barb’s friend Bev, who aren’t fans of the tree-changers and their city ways.
Penny returns to her childhood home just in time for the Appleton Show and its famous potato race, where the winning man’s prize is $1,000 and the winning woman’s prize is… $200? Not if Penny has anything to do with it. The determined doctor swings into action to right this wrong; she’s going to smash through the glass ceiling, one potato sack at a time.
Inspired by true events, Melanie Tait’s affectionate Australian comedy receives its Woy Woy Little Theatre premiere following triumphant seasons around the country. The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race is an effervescent, hilarious and big-hearted tale about women taking action and showing the world there’s more than one way to win a race.
Content: contains smoke and haze, strobe light effects, coarse language and simulated nudity
Age guide – 13+
Director - Jan Grounds
Stage Manager - Fran Armstrong
Lighting and Sound - Lloyd Grounds
Prices: Adults $30, Concession $25, Children up to 16 $8.