The MECC Presents Appleton Ladies' Potato Race by An Ensemble Theatre Production

The MECC Presents Appleton Ladies' Potato Race by An Ensemble Theatre Production

COVID-19 EVENT UPDATE INFORMATION

The MECC is currently operating at 100% capacity and following a COVID Safe plan as approved by Queensland Health. Contact details for all attendees must be provided where prompted during the booking process. Please be assured that we are prioritising the wellbeing of our visitors, artists and staff.

Before purchasing tickets, please read the Covid Safe Terms & Conditions which are in addition to the regular MECC Terms & Conditions of sale.


Appleton is a small country town being forced into the present with a recent influx of wealthy city slickers, tree-changers and refugees.

Simmering tensions come to a head when new GP Penny Anderson discovers that the famous Appleton Potato Race awards $1000 prize money to men, and a measly $200 to women.

When Penny decides to take steps to restore gender parity and coax Appleton into the 21st century, little could she have anticipated the spiraling, hilarious culture war that would follow.

Inspired by real life events and featuring a cast of five fabulous women, The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race is a funny, honest and heart-warming story about upsetting the potato cart and standing up for your principles.

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PRE-ORDER YOUR PLATTER BOX WHEN YOU PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS!

Make your experience complete and enjoy one of our delicious platter boxes.
Platter boxes are available to pre-order online and limited platters will be available to purchase pre-show, until sold out. To avoid disappointment, please pre-order.
Disclaimer: all platters are now individually boxed.

Antipasto Platter Box $13 (serves one)
Gouda, smoked cheese, brie, cheddar, apricots, dates, olives, cocktail onions, gherkins, salami, kabana and crackers (GF and vegetarian options available).

Dessert Platter Box  $15 - Truffle ball, mini cupcake with butter cream, churros w/ chocolate dipping sauce, Whitsunday cream biscuit, profiterole, mini cheesecake tartlet. Garnish: Corinthian wafer stick, strawberry and chocolate coated pretzel.

Pre-order here: HERE
Cut-off:
Platters boxes only available to pre-order until 12pm the day of the event, unless the event is on a weekend, then cut-off is Friday before the event at 12pm.
Collection at the event: Platter boxes will be available for collection at the retail café.
Enjoying your platter at the show: The foyer opens 90 minutes before the show, and you can now take food into the performance.


Become a MECC Member!

Your membership entitles you to purchase 4 tickets (per show) at the discounted MECC Card price, providing you personally present your membership card.

Membership cards are not transferable - only the card holder can purchase discounted MECC member tickets.

When you join the MECC card membership you receive the following benefits:  
- Discounted tickets for a big range of selected shows
- Be the first to know about special offers
- Chances to Win - ticket giveaways and competitions for MECC Members only.


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Accessibility
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible. If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.

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Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777.
All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event. Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.

Companion Cards
Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.

Purchase Tickets

17 June, 2021
07:30 pm
MECC Auditorium
$42 Adult
$38 Friend/MECC Card
$38 Concession
$38 Pensioner
$22 Student
$38 Group 6+

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no paper tickets will be printed at any time. Tickets will be issued in a digital, PDF format and will be sent by email to the ticket purchaser, not to each individual.

$2.60 Phone Administration Fee