Essendon Theatre Company


Psycho Beach Party

By Charles Busch

Directed by Dawn Hinrichsen and 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.


18 – 21 March and 25 – 27 March 2021

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.


Kadey McIntosh – Chicklet
Broderick McDonald – Berdine
Casey Bohan – Marvel Anne
Liam Gillespie – Kanaka
Angelo Snell – Starcat
Samantha Stone – Bettina Barnes
Darby Turnbull – Mrs Forrest
Rhys Carter – Provoloney
Christopher Hill – Yo-Yo
Charles Cornwallis – Nicky


Ticket prices: $25 adult; $20 Concession



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