2 – 20 August 2023

Arts Centre Melbourne

A comedy of beauty pageants, unrealistic expectations, and the business of family. Written by Michelle Law.

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.

Glitzy and madcap, Miss Peony is a bold new comedy from the creators of Single Asian Female, about our good old need for connection – to family, the past, the future, each other.

And for the first time ever we’re offering a show in three languages: as in real life, these characters switch between English, Cantonese and Mandarin, so the show is surtitled in English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

“I’m so excited to finally be sharing Miss Peony with Australia after two false starts due to Covid. 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 English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese), making it inclusive for multilingual friends and family members. Join us at the theatre for an evening of laughter, tears, and pageantry!”

Book Ticket

(Promote Code: PEONYCOMM)