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.
An exciting theatrical production performed in the rustic historic farm at Werribee Park.
Based on life of the farm workers who lived on the 19th century Chirnside family property, this play combines history, comedy and scary elements as Black Anny terrorises the farm. The events ends with a glass of wine or soft drink in the historic homestead.
A short play written by Alaine Beek performed as part of Wyndham Theatre Company’s short works series.
Based on my relationship with my own mother who came to live with us after she had a fall in her own home. The play is a moment in time that reflects the often difficult but still loving relationship between a mother and daughter.
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.