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The Appleton Ladies' Potato Race


Directed by KATHY PETRAKIS  

In the small Australian country town of Appleton, men are men, women are women and the biggest annual event is the famous Appleton Potato Race – that’s the way it’s always been. But things are changing. When the prodigal daughter returns as the new GP and discovers that the famous race awards $1000 prize money for the men and a measly $200 for the women, she takes it upon herself to restore gender parity, creating a hilarious culture war in her wake. Inspired by real life events, this is a funny, honest and heart-warming story about five different women overturning the potato cart and standing up for their principles.


Performance dates: 12 May to 17 June

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm

Sunday matinees: 14, 21 May & 4, 11 Jun at 2pm


Click HERE to book your tickets online.

For phone bookings or to book a wheelchair accessible space,

please call (02) 9523 2779.

2023 Season Ticket Prices (incl GST)
Wednesday & Matinee = $27
Friday & Saturday = $30 

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.



BEV ARMSTRONG --- Christiane Brawley

BARB LING --- Ann Sayegh

NIKKI ARMSTRONG --- Melissa Myles

PENNY ANDERSON --- Brooke Salisbury

RANIA HAMID -- Sahar Neale

ENSEMBLE --- Karen Firmstone, Stephanie Laarakkers,

Catherine O'Sullivan, Sharon Hart

Click on the images below to read the latest articles in Stage Whispers &

The Leader on the play.

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COVID-19 Safety Procedures

(Subject to change depending on health restrictions at the time.)

The Arts Theatre is a registered COVID-safe venue and our procedures

follow all government requirements:


  • Ticket numbers are at 100% capacity.

  • Face masks are optional.

  • QR check-in is not required.

  • Practice social distancing and use the hand sanitiser provided.  

  • Bring your own water. 

  • Please don’t visit if you’re feeling unwell.

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