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 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 all three.
"Michelle Law has an unerring nose for a fabulous comic premise, and she’s a naturalborn entertainer. Her Single Asian Female lit up Belvoir with its exuberance and its loving portrait of family. Miss Peony takes things further. It’s irreverent, it’s heartfelt, and it has a cast of fabulous women (plus the perennial Charles Wu). Join them!" – Eamon Flack (Artistic Director)
Writer: Michelle Law
Director: Courtney Stewart
Set and Costume Designer: Jonathan Hindmarsh
Lighting Designer: Trent Suidgeest
Composer: Dr Nicholas Ng
Sound Designer: Julian Starr
Assistant Director: Nicole Pignon
Choreographer: Kristina Chan
Cast: Gabrielle Chan, Jing-Xuan Chan, Michelle Law, Mabel Li, Shiron Wu and Charles Wu
2hrs 20mins (incl. interval)
July 1st, 2023
July 29th, 2023
Belvoir St Theatre - Upstairs Theatre
Recommended Age: 16ys+
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