The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

By Melanie Tait

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4 – 19 Jun 2021
Duration 1hr 30mins


Fri, 4 Jun 2021, 7:30PM
Sat, 5 Jun 2021, 7:30PM
Mon, 7 Jun 2021, 6:30PM
Tue, 8 Jun 2021, 7:30PM
Wed, 9 Jun 2021, 6:30PM
Thu, 10 Jun 2021, 7:30PM
Fri, 11 Jun 2021, 7:30PM
Sat, 12 Jun 2021, 2:00PM
Sat, 12 Jun 2021, 7:30PM
Tue, 15 Jun 2021, 6:30PM
Wed, 16 Jun 2021, 6:30PM
Thu, 17 Jun 2021, 11:00AM
Thu, 17 Jun 2021, 7:30PM
Fri, 18 Jun 2021, 7:30PM
Sat, 19 Jun 2021, 2:00PM
Sat, 19 Jun 2021, 7:30PM
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Royalty Theatre

Important Information

This event will come off sale to BASS 3 hours prior to performance time.
Tickets will be available for sale *subject to availability* 1 hour prior at the venue.


Contains coarse language and adult themes

Audio Described Performances

Saturday 12 June 2:00 PM
Tuesday 15 June 6:30 PM

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 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 South Australian 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.

To ensure the seating allocation meets current guidelines, allocated seats will be issued to all ticket holders in early February 2021.

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Presented by State Theatre Company South Australia