Production has commenced on ‘The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race’, both in Sydney and the picturesque villages of the Southern Highlands of NSW for Paramout+.
Based on the play of the same name and inspired by real events, it tells the story of Penny Anderson, who returns to her childhood home just in time for the Appleton Show and its ‘world famous’ potato race. She is outraged 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 the likes never seen in sleepy Appleton – pitting family against family, sister against sister and potato racer against potato racer.
Claire van der Boom leads the cast as Penny (pictured), with Katie Wal, Genevieve Lemon, Tiriel Mora and Robyn Nevin also starring.
Producer Andrea Keir said: “‘The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race’ what a title! Melanie (Tait) has written a joyful and charming script set in a luscious country village nestled in rolling green hills. It will be impossible for viewers to resist when it lands on Paramount+.”
Congratulations to those who have visited set so far or heading there soon… more to come.