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

Supported by the Creative Development Fund.

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

In collaboration with Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Arts Centre Melbourne.

Supported by the Nelson Meers Foundation.

Miss Peony is a multi-lingual production, featuring surtitles in three languages: English, Cantonese and Simplified Chinese.

Miss Peony is going on tour, find out more.


Gabrielle Chan as Adeline
Jing-Xuan Chan
as Marcy
Michelle Law
as Lily
Mabel Li as Sabrina
Charles Wu as Vincent
Shirong Wu as Joy


Set and Costume Designer Jonathan Hindmarsh
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
Composer Dr Nicholas Ng
Sound Designer Julian Starr
Choreographer Kristina Chan
Intimacy Coordinator Chloë Dallimore
Fight Director Nigel Poulton
Assistant Director Nicole Pingon
Surtitler and Mandarin Translator Dr Jing Han
Cantonese Translator Sylvia Xu
Stage Manager Lillian Hannah U
Assistant Stage Manager Bronte MacInnes

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


For the cheapest tickets subscribe to our 2021 season and add Miss Peony, packages start at 3 plays for $122!

Centre Left/Right
Weekday Evenings
+ Sat Mat
Weekend Evenings Weekday Matinee Weekday Evenings
+ Sat Mat
Weekend Evenings Weekday Matinee
Full Price (adult)^ From $83 From $89 From $73 From $78 From $84 From $68
Mates Rates (Adult) From $73 From $79 From $63 From $73 From $79 From $63
Senior* From $73 From $79 From $63 From $68 From $74 From $58
Concession† From $63 From $69 From $53 From $58 From $64 From $48
30-Down# From $61 From $51 From $58 From $46
Previews From $56 From $56 From $51 From $51
Student Saver# From $48 From $38 From $43 From $33

~ 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.



Running Time and Content Warnings

Running time: approximately 2 hours, 20 minutes including interval.

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

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.

COVID Updates

Audiences for Miss Peony will be seated at up to 100% capacity. Performances are not socially-distanced and you will likely be seated next to other patrons, if you have any concerns please contact our box office. Masks are strongly recommended for all guests.

Belvoir will continue to follow the NSW Government’s COVID-19 advice and requirements to keep you safe.

Find out more about your COVID-safe trip to Belvoir.