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Spoken Word

16 Mar 2024

Spoken Word: Episode 42: Alaine Beek, ‘The Dress’ Lancemore Mansion Hotel

Arts, History, James WF Roberts, Joy Media, Joy94.9, Literature, Performing Arts, Personal Journals, Philosophy, Places & Travel, Podcasting, Spoken Word

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Spoken Word: Episode 42: Alaine Beek, ‘The Dress’ Lancemore Mansion Hotel

Immerse yourself in a fascinating story about two unlikely allies, a widow and her seamster, as they race to regain their spark of life. Performed in one of the grandest historic mansions in Australia and located next to Lancemore Mansion Hotel, this new play written by Alaine Beek is already receiving fantastic reviews and audience responses.

It is 1899, Mrs Hannah Bryden, the picture of respectable widowhood, has lived alone in her sprawling mansion. She enjoys nothing save the occasional company of her dressmaker, the flamboyant and sharp-tongued Mr Bertin.

But when massive advances in the fashion industry jeopardise Bertin’s livelihood, he hatches a plan to save both from obscurity. Hannah must come out of her widow’s blacks and launch herself once more as one of Melbourne’s leading socialites at an upcoming masquerade ball, clad in the most jaw-dropping fashion statement Bertin has ever attempted.
An entertaining historical story of two unlikely allies propelling each other towards purpose and the spark of life. The performance is indoors and is not affected by the weather and runs 90 mins without interval. Dates are added regularly, so keep an eye on the website for updates. Recommended 11+. Wheelchair accessible.

Experience this live, seated performance in the grand hallway of Werribee Park Mansion. marvel at the stunning costuming by dressmaker Harry Quinert, immerse yourself in live cello music and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or soft drink with the actors at end of play.

Essence Theatre Productions is an independent theatre production company based in Wyndham who’ve been performing successful historical shows for Werribee Park Mansion for over 20 years.

“The Dress is a heart-warming historical play that is definitely worth seeing…. you won’t be disappointed… a very enjoyable night.” Theatre Travels

https://www.facebook.com/EssenceProductionsMelbourne

Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/935158

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