The play is a black comedy set in the present, Christmas Day.  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.  But essentially this is a Christmas play both poignant and heartfelt.


The play has a cast of four and has gone through a rigorous development process including a rehearsed reading at Hastie’s Cottage November 1st 2019. 

Next planned performance at the Wyndham Cultural Centre, 22nd, and 23rd of December.


Please note: contains adult themes and occasional course language.

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Written by Alaine Beek

Fully Developed Script

Cast - 1 Female, 3 Male

Duration - 85 minutes

Suitable Age - 15+

Directed by Kevin Hopkins



David                    Ross Daniels

Janice                   Alaine Beek

Michael                Will MacDonald

Troy                        Andrew Dang



Suzi Robertson, VICTORIAN DRAMA LEAGUE (2017)

"Alaine Beek’s ‘The Scrunch Test captures with honesty and delight a subject matter that is often treated harshly and without understanding."


  • Peoples Choice Best Written Script

  • People’s Choice Best Performed play

  • Best Actor in a Male Role (Ross Daniels)

2017 National One Act Playwright Competition