The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race set for Wednesday Premiere on 10

The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race set for Wednesday Premiere on 10

The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race, a quirky, charming story filmed in Sydney and the picturesque villages of the Southern Highlands, premieres on 10 this month.

When Penny Anderson (Claire van der Boom) returns to her childhood home just in time for The Appleton Show and its ‘world famous’ potato race, she is outraged when she sees the flyer announcing that the men’s first prize pays out $2,000 and the winning woman’s prize is only $200! Determined to right this wrong, she unleashes a cultural war never-before-seen in sleepy Appleton – pitting family against family, sister against sister and potato racer against potato racer.

The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race was written by playwright Melanie Tait (The Vegemite TalesA Broadcast Coup) based on her play of the same name which she wrote following her own experiences. Claire van der Boom (BlacklightPalm Beach) leads the cast, with Katie Wall (WinterPuberty Blues), Genevieve Lemon (Ticket to ParadiseThe Power of The Dog), Tiriel Mora (The CastleSmoke Between Trees), Robyn Nevin (RelicThe Eye of the Storm) and Olivia Stambouliah (AmbulanceThe Walking Dead) also starring. The film is directed by Lynn Hegarty(Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder MysteriesA Place to Call Home), produced by Andrea Keir and Lisa Duffwho are also executive producing with Perpetual Entertainment’s Greg Quail, and Paramount+ Australia’s Sophia Mogford.

Now is the time to be a couch potato. This spud-tacular television event, that will leave you laughing and inspired,

premieres Wednesday 26 July At 7.30pm On 10 And 10 Play. also streaming on Paramount+ from Thursday 27 July.


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