Miss Peony 牡丹小姐 to make highly anticipated debut at Arts Centre Melbourne

by | Feb 14, 2023

Michelle Law and the highly anticipated Miss Peony 牡丹小姐 will make its Melbourne debut at the Fairfax Theatre from 2 – 20 August.

Originally set for stages in 2020, a massive Australian tour by Belvoir Street Theatre in collaboration with AsiaTOPA, Arts Centre Melbourne and Queensland Performing Arts Centre presents a comeback moment for the Miss Peony team.

Miss Peony is a bold new comedy about our good old need for connection – to family, the past, the future, each other.

Lily’s grandmother was a beauty queen back 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 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.

Creatively diverse as a writer, author and performer, Michelle Law is set to flex her artistic muscles in the lead role of Lily in Miss Peony. Law was recently acknowledged as Most Influential Young Asian-Australian’ in the Arts & Culture category, joining brother Benjamin as a recipient.

As in real life, the characters will switch between three different languages English, Cantonese, and Mandarin – with all three surtitled.

Belvoir St Theatre | 1 – 29 July
Arts Centre Melbourne
| 2 – 20 August
Canberra Theatre Centre | 23 – 26 Aug 2023
Merrigong Theatre Company | 30 Aug – 2 Sep 2023
Geelong Arts Centre
| 6 – 9 Sep 2023


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