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Miss Peony 牡丹小姐

25 - 28 Aug

A 21st Century Australian comedy caught between two generations and two cultures.

By Michelle Law

Michelle Law’s fierce and funny debut play, Single Asian Female, was a nationwide smash hit. Now she focuses her razor-sharp eye on the world of beauty pageants in this coming-of-age comedy about what happens when the ghosts of generations past come back to haunt you.

Lily’s grandmother was a beauty queen in Hong Kong. She doesn’t care that times have changed and that Lily lives in a new country and a new century. She sees that Lily’s caught between worlds and wants her to enter the Chinese community beauty pageant, the highly competitive Miss Peony.

She won’t take no for an answer. And to makes matters worse, she’s a ghost.

Starring a dynamic cast led by Michelle Law, Miss Peony is a lavish and loopy exploration of the journey to self-acceptance. This multi-lingual production will feature surtitle translation so that everyone can enjoy the show!

“I entered a beauty pageant once as a teenager and won Best Personality. In a beauty pageant! This is going to be glitzy and glamorous and slightly unhinged.” – Michelle Law

Save with a Merrigong Season Ticket!

This show is part of Merrigong’s Season 2021. To get the best seats and price, book a Season Ticket.

We are committed to delivering safe & enjoyable performing arts experiences, and have a COVID Safe Plan to help keep everyone safe that includes:

• Reduced capacities – up to 75% of our normal seating capacity. Empty seats are distributed throughout the theatre, however, you may have people seated next to you.
• Digital check-ins
• Additional cleaning and disinfecting of theatres and foyers
• Increased distance between performers and the audience
• Hand sanitising stations throughout our venues
• Trained staff to assist with COVID safety.

The use of face masks is encouraged.

When you visit, it is really important that you are feeling well, and prepared to adhere to the safety practices of our venues. If you’re experiencing any COVID symptoms, even if they are very mild, please stay home and contact us prior to your event, and we will arrange a refund or exchange.

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Cast & Creative

Director Courtney Stewart
Set and Costume Designer Jonathan Hindmarsh
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
Composer Nicholas Ng
Sound Designer Michael Toisuta
Assistant Director Nicole Pingon
Cast includes Gabrielle Chan, Michelle Law, Mabel Li, Shirong Wu
Photo by Daniel Boud

$25 Pre-Show Dining Packages

Pre-book a meal and drink at The Social when you book your tickets!

For only $25 pp. our great value Pre-Show Dining Packages feature a selection from our delicious show time à la carte options, served with a house drink of your choice. Menus are updated regularly, and will always include at least one vegetarian and one gluten-free option.

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