WHAT'S ON

What Was That Essence Productions
WHAT WAS THAT?

Historical, fun scary

Werribee Park Mansion

COMING SOON

August 2021

Testing Nothing

Part of the Say It Out Loud Youth Programme, we will be taking aim at the education system and specifically the issues with examinations. Armed with true experiences and thoughts, we will be developing the production while developing skills in our Programme.
The final product will be presented at the end of the Programme at the Outdoor Amphitheatre, Saltwater Community Centre, Point Cook. Saturday 27th Nov 2pm and 7pm.

December 2021

Scrunch Test

 Based on the true story of Alaine’s family who emigrated from Scotland to Australia it is confrontational and insightful in how it deals with issues around alcoholism and the difficulty of a son coming out to his father. 

We are excited to be performing this play for Christmas 2021, at the Wyndham Cultural Centre 21st, 22nd, and 23rd of December. 

 March 2022

JACK & MILLIE

We all respond differently to life changing news. Millie, a fifty something professional at the peak of her career, is about to find out just how quickly life can change when she’s diagnosed with breast cancer.
After a successful launch we are proud to announce our Victorian tour starts with Wyndham Cultural Centre on the
2nd of March 2022, moving to The Potato Shed. We will then be touring New South Wales.

2021

THE DRESS

 1899, Mrs Hannah Brydan, the picture of respectable widowhood, has lived alone in her sprawling mansion for the past few years. She enjoys nothing, save for the occasional company of her dressmaker, the flamboyant and sharp-tongued Mr Bertin.
The next project for Essence Productions and will be preformed in the Historical Werribee Mansion late
September 2021.

2022

SHEPHERD KINGS

This play follows the rise to power of Thomas, Andrew, Mary Chirnside and the son Andrew Spence, while also covering the challenges and heartaches they faced as a real family struggling to survive and be accepted in a developing Australia.
This new play is to be performed at the historic Hastie’s Cottage, Werribee Park, in 2022. With dates to still be determined.

other shows

POINT OF NO RETURN

Historical drama on Point Puer boys’ prison

In My Mother's Words Essence Productions
IN MY MOTHER'S WORDS

A 15 minute short play

Benedict III Essence Productions
BENEDICT III

Gothic Comedy Short

Down To Earth Essence Productions Melbourne
DOWN TO EARTH

Historical, fun scary

Werribee Park historic farm

A Good Coffee Essence Productions
A GOOD COFFEE

10 minute monologue

Was That A Bunyip Essence Productions
WAS THAT A BUNYIP?

A 15 minute family play