The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

An effervescent, hilarious and big-hearted tale about women taking action – and sacks of spuds on shoulders – makes its WA premiere at Melville Theatre this February. Written by Australian radio broadcaster, playwright and author Melanie Tait and directed by Michelle Ezzy, The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race is inspired by real-life events in a comedy where five women challenge the prize difference at the annual event. Men compete for $1000 but the women’s race only offers $200, something new GP Penny Anderson is determined to change to bring the town of Appleton into the 21st century. The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race plays at 8pm February 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 with a 2pm matinee February 20. Tickets are $23, $18 concession – book at Note: the production has some nudity and coarse language.


Feb 11 2022



8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Melville Theatre


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