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.
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.
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 Wyndham Cultural Centre in August 25th to 28th 2021.
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.
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.