Jack and Millie

Jack and Millie

Essence Productions proudly present the premiere season of a new Australian Work

Jack and Millie
Written by Alaine Beek
Directed by Nigel Sutton

A true-life story of turning lemons into lemonade wine.

​A premiere season based on writer 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 new 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.

Performed in the Saltwater Community Centre Ampitheatre, this clever black comedy offers theatre lovers the opportunity to return to live performance in a COVIDSafe, outdoor Summer setting. Perfect for an evening of drinks, art, and laughter. 

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 and their season of Point of No Return, which toured nationally in 2018 to rave reviews.

Written by Alaine Beek
Directed by Nigel Sutton
Performed by Alaine Beek, Jennifer Vuletic and Phil Cameron-Smith
Sound Design by Mike Withers and Kevin Hopkins
Stage Manager: Chris de Zeeuw
Marketing and Social Media by Luke Jamieson
Production photography by David Mullins

This production is supporting Cancer Council Victoria by donating $2 from every ticket sold.

17 - 27 February, 2021
Wed - Sat 8pm
Tickets: $35
Bookings: online only