Our Current Production …
Long-time VA member Fiona Bateman will be making her directing debut with our May 2024 production of Melanie Tait’s The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race which stars five fabulous local women.
Appleton is the quintessential small Australian country town facing rapid change as well-heeled city slickers and tree-changers move in. Some long-term residents embrace change, others are less than impressed. Simmering tensions come to a head and friendships tested when a group of local women, of various ages and backgrounds, are challenged by the determined new GP Penny to take on the blokes. Penny is outraged to discover the disparity in prizemoney being offered for the men and the women at the upcoming local show’s famous main event, the annual potato race.
Inspired by real life events in the NSW southern highlands, The Appleton Ladies Potato Race is a funny and big-hearted tale about women taking action, standing up for your principles and showing there’s more than one way to win a race.
“A very Australian, effervescently entertaining, laugh-out-loud funny play with serious things to say and a gentle way of saying them.” Limelight Magazine
THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE runs over six evening performances (3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th of May at 7.30pm) and a 2pm matinee on Sunday 5th of May at Laguna Hall, Great North Road, Laguna
Tickets on sale soon Get ready to laugh and be thoroughly entertained.