Essendon Theatre Company

2020 Season Rescheduled

Dear ETC Members and Friends,

We hope you are all well during these unprecedented times. The ETC committee has been closely monitoring the current events and restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Whilst restrictions appear to be easing, it may still be some time until we can come together again. As such, the committee has made the decision to postpone Season 2, 3 and 4 of this year’s playbill and hope to bring these to you in 2021 and beyond. Whilst we are all disappointed to not be able to bring you the Playbill as hoped, the safety and well-being of all our members, friends and patrons is paramount at this time. At this stage we will monitor restriction as they unfold and hope, if we can do so safely and within the guidelines set out by our government and officials, bring you our first production of the year “Psycho Beach Party” later in the year.

We hope you, your family and loved ones are all safe and well at this time and look forward to seeing you in the theatre again soon!


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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