History through thought provoking and entertaining performances.
Essence Productions was founded by Alaine Beek in 2003. Her shows are written and produced by Alaine and her talented team of professional artists located in the West of Melbourne, Australia. Together they aim to inspire, entertain and enlighten their audiences through live performance.
(Winner of Judges Choice for Best Written Play, People's Choice for Best Written Play and People's Choice for Best Performed Play (at the Victorian Drama League National One Act Playwright 2014 Awards).
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WERRIBEE MANSION SHOW
Based on the true stories of the Chirnside family (19th century wealthy squatters), this play combines history, scary elements and comedy. Two actors as 'Maggie' the head maid and 'Mr Duncan' the head butler will guide you through the mansion and the story unfolds as you move from room to room. This is an exciting event full of surprises and ends with a glass of sparkling wine or soft drink.
A monologue based on true experiences about the terrible circumstances of an abused young woman and how she seeks revenge. It has been shortlisted for the ARKfest March 2020 and will be performed by Elle Parkinson and directed by Alaine Beek through Wyndham Theatre Company.
The play has a cast of four and has gone through a rigorous development process. The new full length play went through a rehearsed reading process, November, 2019. We are hoping to perform The Scrunch Test for the first time in 2020.
A riveting drama based on the fascinating true story of the British Empire’s first boys prison built in 1832 in Tasmania. Written by Alaine Beek, this multi-award winning play has toured Victoria in July/August 2018 and returned and toured NSW/VIC in 2019.