7 August 2023

Miss Peony 牡丹小姐

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Miss Peony

Miss Peony 牡丹小姐, 23-26 August at Canberra Theatre Centre. Image: Supplied.

A comedy of beauty pageants, unrealistic expectations, and the business of family.

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 beauty pageant, 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.

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

As in real life, these characters switch between English, Cantonese and Mandarin, so the show is surtitled in English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

The details

What: Miss Peony 牡丹小姐
When: From 23 to 26 August 2023
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Cct, Canberra ACT 2601
Cost: $69.90-$79.90 plus transaction fee. Get tickets here.

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