Essendon Theatre Company



The ETC committee has been closely following the current situation with regards to Coronavirus, and, it is with deep regret that we announce our upcoming show, Psycho Beach Party by Charles Busch and directed by Christopher Hill, will not go ahead as planned next week. The committee is in discussion to, hopefully, be able to bring you the show at a later date if it is possible. This is not a decision that has been made lightly but the health and safety of all our cast, crew and patrons are paramount at this time.

For those of you who have purchased tickets, we will begin the process of refunding your tickets as soon as possible. Please bear with us as we do so. You can contact the committee either via Facebook or at

At this time we thank you all for your ongoing support and look forward to welcoming you back to ETC as soon as we are able! For now, please take care of yourselves and your loved ones during this challenging time.


Psycho Beach Party

By Charles Busch

Directed by Christopher Hill


Surf’s up, and murder’s afoot, as “Psycho Beach Party” mashes up ’50s psychodramas, ’60s surfer films and ’80s slasher horror flicks into a truly madcap comedy. Think Gidget meet’s Mommie Dearest! It’s 1962 and teenage tomboy Chicklet Forrest desperately wants to be a part of the surfer crowd on Malibu Beach. The one thing getting in her way, however, is her unfortunate tendency towards multiple personalities … and her most dangerous alter ego — voracious vixen Ann Bowman — has nothing less than world domination on her mind! Hilarity ensues as mischief, madness and the passionate pursuit of the perfect wave come crashing over the heads of the audience as beach blankets and Hitchcockian psychological suspense thrillers are tossed around in this rollicking, zany comedy.


26 March – 29 March and 2 – 4 April 2020

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

9 Bradshaw Street, Essendon

(Entry off Buckley St)

Theatre Restaurant Style Seating.  Please bring along your own food and drinks to enjoy on the night. A small kiosk will be open selling snacks and soft drinks.


Kadey McIntosh – Chicklet
Anna Bampton – Berdine
Casey Bohan – Marvel Anne
David Cubley – Kanaka
Angelo Snell – Starcat
James Kemp – Bettina Barnes
Darby Turnbull – Mrs Forrest
Kyle Roberts – Provoloney
Lochie Curran – Yo-Yo
Joshua Busuttil – Nicky
Rhys Carter – Sailor


Ticket prices: $25 adult; $20 Concession



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