Jack and Millie

Jack and Millie

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 lemonade 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.

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

30 April to 6 May
Athenaeum Theatre: 100 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD
Tickets: $45 - $25

Bookings: online here

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