Jack and Millie – Essence Productions


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2 and 3 March: Wyndham Cultural Centre, Werribee
5 March: Potato Shed, Drysdale
8 and 9 March: Griffith Regional Theatre, Griffith
11 and 12 March: Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury
16 to 19 March: Athenaeum, Melbourne

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Essence Productions proudly present the return season of

Jack and Millie
Written by Alaine Beek
Directed by Nigel Sutton

A true-life story of turning lemons into wine.

​Based on writer/actor Alaine Beek’s personal experience of traversing the mental challenges and funny moments of a cancer diagnosis, Jack and Millie is a witty, gritty and important Australian work, complete with lashings of laughter.

A fifty-something professional at the peak of her career, Millie is about to find out just how quickly life can change when she’s unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer. We all respond differently to life changing moments; Millie deals with her shocking news by creating an imaginary friend called Jack. A friend to help her make sense of a world that has just been completely turned upside down.

Playing across Victoria and into NSW in 2022 as a part of the coveted VCE Drama Playlist, Jack and Millie is a clever black comedy tackling a tough subject. With high praise following its premiere season in 2021 and a great mix of matinee and evening shows available, this smart and engaging return season is not to be missed!

Running since 2003, Essence Productions is an independent theatre company founded by Alaine Beek with a focus on bringing Australian stories to life through performance. They are the resident theatre company at Werribee Park, where they have delighted audiences from across the globe every weekend for the past two decades. Other company productions include The Scrunch Test, What Was That?, Shepherd Kings, Down to Earth, Testing Nothing, A Good Coffee, and their season of Point of No Return, which toured nationally to rave reviews.

Written by Alaine Beek
Directed by Nigel Sutton
Performed by Alaine Beek, Ross Daniels and Phil Cameron-Smith
Sound Design by Mike Withers and Kevin Hopkins
Stage Manager: Chris de Zeeuw
Marketing and social media by Alaine Beek, Elle Parkinson
Production photography by David Mullins
Publicity by Sassy Red PR

2 – 19 March, 2022
2 and 3 March: Wyndham Cultural Centre, Werribee
5 March: Potato Shed, Drysdale
8 and 9 March: Griffith Regional Theatre, Griffith
11 and 12 March: Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury
16 to 19 March: Athenaeum, Melbourne

Tickets: $45 – $20
Bookings: online via www.essenceproductions.com.au/jackandmillie
Enquiries: 0439 690 091 or email info@essenceproductions.com.au
www.essenceproductions.com.au     

Run time: 80 minutes no interval
Suitable for ages 12+
Please note this production contains coarse language

High res images for download (click then right click to download):

Photographer: David Mullins

Jack and Millie Image 1 (Alaine Beek and Phil Cameron-Smith)
Jack and Millie Image 2 (Alaine Beek and Phil Cameron-Smith)
Jack and Millie Image 3 (Alaine Beek, Ross Daniels and Phil Cameron-Smith)