Shows At The Melba

Point of No Return

1 August - 11 August

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Point of No Return is a multi-award winning play by Alaine Beek. It is a riveting drama that tells the fascinating and true story of the British Empire's first boys's prison built in 1832 at Port Arthur. It is a story about boys becoming men, gang mentality, loyalty, hope and what it takes to survive our early prison systems. It is also a story of hope as many of the boys became our first Australian colonists. You will be immersed in this engaging story from beginning to end.

"Every character’s journey through the drama is crafted with aplomb by Ms Beek to create a compelling, moving and sometimes humorous story that is a triumph of the human spirit." Andrew Blackman – Complete Works Theatre Company.

“Alaine Beek’s Point of No Return not only shines a light on a little-known aspect of Australia’s dark convict past: remarkably, it also manages to paint a nuanced portrait of male relationships, especially between those teetering on the verge of manhood." David Tredinnick – Actor, writer

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Point of No Return