Reviews

August 31, 2018

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 settin...

To whom it may concern

Please accept this letter of support for Essence Productions and the work of writer and director, Alaine Beek.

Capital Venues & Events presented Point of No Return as part of our 2018 Theatre Season. This important and historically significant work...

August 22, 2018

To Whom It May Concern,
RE: ESSENCE PRODUCTIONS – POINT OF NO RETURN
On behalf of Frankston Arts Centre (FAC), I am writing to support the
production of Point of No Return that we presented as part of our 2018
Season.
The play is written by an Australian author Alaine...

To whom it may concern,
Recently, I made the decision to take my Year 11 Drama students to see the performance of
Essence Productions’s “Point of No Return”, written and directed by Alaine Beek. I was
particularly interested in the historical aspects of the play, as it...

To Whom it may concern, 
I wanted to write regarding the plays of Alaine Beek, and in particular "Point of No Return'. At my
school I do a subject called Text to Performance. In this subject we take plays, read them and look at
the wider cultural context i...

August 16, 2018

“The prison for boys at Point Puer, near Port Arthur, was the first of its kind in the British
Empire. Thousands of boys, some as young as nine, were separated from adult male
transportees in the 1830s and taught religion and trades in the hope they could be turned
int...

August 11, 2018

“The actors deliver highly convincing performances in which the depth of their bond and
affection is apparent. A play worth seeing.”

August 11, 2018

“A powerful story. A totally enjoyable and sometimes confronting performance, I loved every
moment, congratulations.”

August 5, 2018

“I was fortunate enough to see an early iteration of Point of No Return in 2014. What’s
wonderful about this production is seeing how the text and performances have developed.
The play is based on a real detention facility for boys 10-20, near Port Arthur in the 1...

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