Your Safety & Wellbeing

Performance dates & times

Thursday 5 - Sunday 22 Aug

6:30 PM
12:00 PM, 7:30 PM
Thursday & Friday
7:30 PM
2:00 PM, 7:30 PM
5:00 PM

Running Time Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, including interval

Price range

Children under the age of 15 must be under the supervision of a responsible adult (18 years of age or older) at all times.

Evening performances

$65.00 - $69.00
$55.00* - $65.00

Matinee performances


*Concession: Children under 16, MEAA, Pensioners, Unemployed, Full-time Australian and International Students, Health Care Card Holders, Victorian Carer Card Holders

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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


Your safety and wellbeing

Face masks must be worn indoors at all times. Children aged 12 and under are exempt. Our indoor venues are operating at up to 100% capacity so you may be seated next to other patrons. Read more about our COVIDSafe measures



Gabrielle Chan
Jing-Xuan Chan
Kaeng Chan
Michelle Law
Mabel Li
Shirong Wu


Michelle Law
Directed by
Courtney Stewart
Set and Costume Designer
Jonathan Hindmarsh
Lighting Designer
Trent Suidgeest
Nicholas Ng
Assistant Director
Nicole Pingon
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With thanks to our generous supporters the Arts Centre Melbourne Recovery Fund is helping kick-start a creative revival after COVID-19.

If you’d like to be part of the cultural recovery, donate here

This project has been generously supported by Linda Herd.

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 and Asia TOPA.


Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian Governments.

  • Asia TOPA
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  • Playwriting Australia

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