Point of no Return

Inspired by the true story of little known Point Puer boys' prison at Port Arthur, this gripping drama focusses on a group of young convicts who are trying to survive prison life. Point Puer was the British government's first ever attempt at any form of rehabilitation of young prisoners. In its short form, the play won major awards at the 2014 Playhouse Players National Playwrights competition.

Fully researched through archives at Port Arthur this fascinating story takes the audience on a riveting emotional journey.

Point of No Return toured professionally Victoria 2016, 2018 in NSW 2019. It received rave reviews from the media, schools, venues and audiences.

Point of No Return Essence Productions Historical Drama Point Puer Port Arthur Australian History

​Written by Alaine Beek

Fully Developed Script

Cast - 5 Male

Duration - 85 Minutes

Suitable Ages - 12+

2014 National One Act Playwright Competition

  • Judges Choice for Best Written play

  • People’s Choice for Best Written Play

  • People’s Choice for Best Performed Play