Miss Peony 牡丹小姐

Concert or Performance

30 Aug 2023 to 2 Sep 2023 Once Only Event

Merrigong Theatre Company presents a Belvoir St Theatre Production:

Miss Peony 牡丹小姐

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 make 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 production is performed in three languages – as in real life, the characters switch between English, Cantonese and Mandarin. There will be surtitles in all three, 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 unhingred.” – Michelle Law


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From AU$62.00

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Event Dates

Once Only Event

30 Aug 2023 to 2 Sep 2023

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