Miss Peony is coming to Geelong Arts Centre this September

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Miss Peony is coming to Geelong Arts Centre this September

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Miss Peony 牡丹小姐 is the smash-hit new comedy coming to Geelong Arts Centre from September 6 - 9.

It’s one of the most unmissable theatrical productions this year. Renowned writer Michelle Law (Single Asian Female) brings her critically-acclaimed new comedy Miss Peony to Geelong Arts Centre’s innovative new theatre, The Story House.

Miss Peony in Geelong

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Lily’s grandmother was a beauty queen back in Hong Kong. She doesn’t care that times have changed, that Lily lives in a new country and a new century. She sees a granddaughter caught between worlds. So Poh Poh pushes Lily into entering the highly competitive Miss Peony, and no matter how hard Lily tries to wriggle out of it, her grandma won’t take no for an answer.

And to make matters worse, she’s a ghost.

One of the undisputed highlights of Geelong Arts Centre’s Grand Opening Festival, Miss Peony is a beauty pageant comedy – performed across three languages – with a supernatural twist that will have you in stitches. It’s coming to Geelong for five performances only among its packed national tour, so you’ll have to be quick.

“I’m so excited to finally be sharing Miss Peony with Australia after two false starts due to Covid,” Michelle Law said.

“Third time’s a charm, right! This year we’ll be touring our debut season, bringing all of the glitz, glamour and ghostliness of Miss Peony to cities across the east coast of Australia. Miss Peony will be performed in English, Cantonese and Mandarin (with surtitles in all three languages), making it inclusive for multilingual friends and family members. Join us at the theatre for an evening of laughter, tears, and pageantry!”

Find out more info and get tickets here.