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Meet The Cast Members Of ‘The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race’

Kucom Theatre proudly presents… ‘The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race’, a comedy by Australian playwright Melanie Tait, opening on July 18 for a two-week season at Kucom Theatre.

Inspired by a true event in Robertson, New South Wales – home of the playwright and The Big Potato – ‘The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race’ is a hilariously inspiring tale about women taking action to break down the long-held male-based traditions of a small country town. The famous Appleton Potato Race offers a prize of $1000 for the winning male, but only $200 for the winner of the women’s race. Something’s got to give!

‘The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race’ is a Mackay Festival of Arts Fringe event.

What: Comedy playwright by Melanie Tait - ‘The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race’

Where: Kucom Theatre, 1 Snow Wright Court, Andergrove

When: 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 July at 7.30, and a matinee at 2pm on Sunday 21 July

Tickets: Visit the Kucom Facebook page for links to the booking website or if unable to book online, please call 0419756840.

Cast Members:

Carolyn Roche as Penny Anderson

Jeany Elliott as Bev Armstrong

Katrina Hansen as Barb Ling

Amanda Lewis as Nikki Armstrong

Pia Larsen as Rania Hamid

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