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

Miss Peony has been developed in partnership with Belvoir and Playwriting Australia.

Supported by the Nelson Meers Foundation.


A cast of six including:
Michelle Law
Mabel Li
Shirong Wu


Set and Costume Designer Jonathan Hindmarsh
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
Composer Nicholas Ng
Sound Designer Michael Toisuta
Assistant Director Nicole Pingon

Performance Times

3 July – 1 August
Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

Saturday 7.30pm, 3 July
Sunday 6.30pm, 4 July
Tuesday 7.30pm, 6 July

Opening Night (Invitation Only)
Wednesday 7.30pm, 7 July

Matinee Performance
Thursday 1pm, 29 July

Post-show Q&A
Tuesday 13 July, directly following the performance

Audio described performance
Saturday 2pm, 31 July

Schools Performances
Thursday 11.30am, 15 July
Wednesday 11.30am, 21 July


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Running Time and Content Warnings

Approximate running times of each production are uploaded to the production page as soon as that information becomes available. During the rehearsal period running times are liable to change given the extensive workshopping and development each production undergoes before it reaches the stage.

Content warnings will also be uploaded to each production page as they are advised.

Should you wish to speak 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.