Miss Peony 牡丹小姐


Miss Peony

  • 3 July – 1 August Upstairs Theatre
  • 2 hrs 20mins With interval

Miss Peony

by Michelle Law
Directed by Courtney Stewart

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 3 July – 1 August
  • Duration 2 hrs 20mins With interval
  • Accessibility
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  • Content warning

    Miss Peony includes some strong language, smoking of herbal and electronic cigarettes and the use of haze.

    Should you wish to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.

  • Supported by
    • Creative Development Fund
    • Nelson Meers Foundation
  • Developed in partnership with
    • Belvoir
    • Playwriting Australia
  • In collaboration with
    • Queensland Performing Arts Centre
    • Arts Centre Melbourne

A brand new comedy from the writer of the smash hit Single Asian Female.

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 that Lily’s caught between worlds, and wants her to enter the Chinese community beauty pageant, the highly competitive Miss Peony. She won’t take no for an answer.

And to makes matters worse, she’s a ghost.

I entered a beauty pageant once as a teenager and won Best Personality. In a beauty pageant! This is going to be glitzy and glamorous and slightly unhinged. – Michelle Law


  • Full Price (Adult)^ $68 – $89
  • Mates Rates (Adult) $63 – $79
  • Senior* $58 – $79
  • Concession $48 – $69
  • 30-Down# $46 – $61
  • Previews $51 – $56
  • Student Saver# $33 – $48

~ Bookings of 10+ full price adult tickets receive a $10 discount per ticket.
^ Tickets to Saturday and Sunday performances may have an added $5 surcharge.
* Seniors prices are available with an eligible Australian Government-issued Seniors Card.
† Concession prices are available with a full-time student card, Centrelink Pensioner concession card, Veterans’ Affairs cards, and to members of Actors Equity (MEAA), and ArtsHub, and HotHouse Theatre Subscribers.
# 30-Down and Student Saver prices are available for Previews, Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, and Saturday matinees.

To claim any concessions you must provide proof.

Full ticket terms and conditions can be found on the Ticket Prices page.

*Based on weekend evening general release ticket price.


  • Michelle Law
  • Courtney Stewart
  • Cast

  • Gabrielle Chan
  • Jing-Xuan Chan
  • Kaeng Chan
    Vincent (tour)
  • Mabel Li
  • Christy Tran
  • Charles Wu
  • Shirong Wu
  • Creatives

  • Jonathan Hindmarsh
    Set and Costume Designer
  • Trent Suidgeest
    Lighting Designer
  • Dr Nicholas Ng
  • Julian Starr
    Sound Designer
  • Kristina Chan
  • Nicole Pingon
    Assistant Director
  • Dr Jing Han
    Surtitler and Mandarin Translator
  • Sylvia Xu
    Cantonese Translator
  • Nigel Poulton
    Fight Director
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    Nigel is an award-winning fight, movement, and intimacy director, SAG-AFTRA stunt performer and actor with over 17 years of national and international experience. Stage work includes: Stop Girl, Cursed!, Packer and Sons, Things I Know To Be True, Counting and Cracking, The Dance of Death, Sami in Paradise, The Sugar House, A Taste of Honey, Scorched(Belvoir); Prize Fighter (Belvoir/La Boite); Hamlet, Much […]

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  • Chloë Dallimore
    Intimacy Coordinator
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    Chloë is internationally trained and accredited as an Intimacy Coordinator by Ita O’Brien of Intimacy on Set (UK).  She is currently working on “The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart” starring Sigourney Weaver, the Broadway musical “Jagged Little Pill”, as well as productions for Netflix, Warner Bros, Fremantle, Ch9 and Ch10.  Recent credits include Netflix’s “Pieces […]

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  • Lillian Hannah U
    Stage Manager
  • Bronte MacInnes
    Assistant Stage Manager