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Point of No Return (VIC, Australia)


1 Jun - 31 Aug 2019

Short Synopsis

Point of No Return is a gripping drama based on the true story of the Point Puer boys' prison at Port Arthur.  It is a highly energetic riveting play that centres around a group of youths and a guard struggling to survive the prison.  A new young convict, Jeremiah, is introduced affecting each member of the group.  The themes of juvenile incarceration are still relevant today especially with the recent riots and escapes at Don Dale, Parkville and Malmsbury.   Does punishment work? Can we rehabilitate them? How do we rehabilitate them?   It is published at www.australianplays.org.

We have just completed a highly successful Victoria tour (Drysdale, Wyndham Cultural Centre, The Melba Collingwood, The Capital Bendigo and Frankston Performing Arts Centre).  Point of No Return has been selected to be part of the Albury Entertainment Centre's 2019 season July 24 so we are looking for bookings around that date.

Reviews Feature

Alaine Beek’s play manages to be historically responsible, educative, psychologically credible and entertaining to boot.  Point of No Return is a naturalistic piece, an exceptionally well-made play, and Beek directs it like a screenplay.     Chris Boyd, The Australian


Written By
Alaine Beek
Directed By
Alaine Beek
Phil Cameron-Smith
Availability Status
Available at short notice


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