To whom it may concern, We recently booked two performances of Essence Production’s “Point of No Return”, written and directed by Alaine Beek. The production formed part of the 2018 Theatre Season at the Potato Shed - Bellarine Multi Arts Centre at Drysdale. The setting was perfect - the set simple yet extremely effective, the soundtrack and lighting working so well in an intimate space. The audience were taken on an incredible journey – back to Tasmania back hundreds of years – to the halls and the scrub - and into the hearts of the young convicts. The writing and the character development along with some outstanding performances touched all who viewed the production. I would recommend this work to a varied audience, it has appeal to many, to students for history, to emerging actors and writers to show what is possible, with hard work and determination, or to anyone who loves history or just enjoys theatre. This work reiterates the importance of theatre, and theatre for and by young people, and again shows the important role theatre plays in educating audiences – no matter what age. I wish Alaine and the cast and crew of “Point of No Return”, all the success in staging the production again and again, this is a work that deserves to be seen by many. It is produced and presented with utmost professionalism and has strong marketing materials and media. The production is affordable and is quite simple to stage and I would recommend any venue to seriously consider booking “Point of No Return”.