Fundraiser 2010


Trivia Nights was presented at the Ukrainian Hall Geelong West in November 2010 hosted by Shane Jacobson 

With houseband Madhouse

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The Comedy of Errors 2010

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Directed by Anna McCrossin Owen, The Comedy of Errors toured to Plantagenet Wines, Seppeltsfield Wines, Coriole Vineyards, Rowanston on the Track, Mount Majura Vineyard, Montalto Olive Grove and Vineyard, Wild Dog Winery, Cofield Wines, Sevenhill Cellars, The Pioneer Settlement- Swan Hill, Port of Echuca, Tatler Winery, Watershed Wines, Cosham Wines and Hackersley Estate. 

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Fundraiser 2009


Trivia Nights hosted by Julia Zemiro with houseband Madhouse was presented at the Ukrainian Hall Geelong west on October 2009.

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2009


Directed by Kevin Hopkins, A Midsummer Night’s Dream toured to Mansfield, Coriole Vineyards, Seppeltsfield Wines, Rowanston on the Track, Montalto Olive Grove and Vineyard, Wild Dog Winery, Oakdene Estate, Sevenhill Cellars, Pialligo Estate, The Pioneer Settlement- Swan Hill, Cassegrain Winery, Cosham Wines and Hackersley Estate.

“You are all so energetic, timing and delivery was perfect.  The memory of this outstanding night will keep me smiling all day.” 

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Fundraiser 2008

Stage Days with special guest David Campbell brought the Foyer of GPAC to life in October 2008 with fantastic tunes by David Campbell and local Geelong band Madhouse. 

Twelfth Night 2008



Directed by Kevin Hopkins, Twelfth Night toured to Sprayfarm, Mansfield, Coriole Vineyards, Seppeltsfield Wines, Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, Wild Dog Wines, Witchmount Estate, Gapsted Wines, Sevenhill Cellars, Pialigo Estate, Rochford Wines, Tempus Two Wines, Cassegrain and BPACC in 2008.

“I just wanted to congratulate Essential Theatre on putting on another fine performance of Shakespeare in the Vines at Gapsted Wines. We have had plenty of positive feedback.  We have had people attend all shows over the past 5 years and they commented how they never tire of the event, which is wonderful! ” Michelle Hall, Gapsted Wines

Romeo and Juliet 2008 WA



Directed by Peter Tulloch, Romeo and Juliet toured to Bellarmine Estate, Cosham Wines, Plantagenet Wines, Hackersley and Briery Estate.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a MOST enjoyable night watching your production of Romeo and Juliet… I loved the humour and the audience participation – your wonderful crew have provided us with outstanding show. I can’t recommend you highly enough, and I’ll be booking my tickets as soon as they’re available for next year. Thank you.” Audience Member, Bellarmine Estate

Much Ado About Nothing 2007 WA



Directed by Peter Tulloch, Much Ado About Nothing toured to Plantagenet Wines, Houghton, Cosham Wines, Hackersley, Leeuwin Estate and Briery Estate.

“Thank you so much, once again, for this great opportunity. We are so grateful to be part of such a wonderful experience! The whole cast were really something special and working with your team is so effortless. What an opportunity for synergy between theatre and wine….Thank you once again and we look forward to offering our full support for 2008.” Mandy Anderson, Cellar Door Manager Plantagenet Wines.

Romeo and Juliet 2007



Directed by Peter Tulloch, Romeo and Juliet toured to The Historic Delatite Station Gardens, Dromana, Coriole Vineyards, Seppeltsfield Wines, Scotchmans Hill, Wild Dog Winery, Gapsted Wines, Sevenhill Cellars, Hewitt and Associates on Observatory Hill, Madew Wines, Tempus Two Wines, Balgonwie Estate, Kardinia International College and Jimbour Estate.

“We saw your production last night at Scotchmans Hill vineyard, and would like to let you know how much we enjoyed it. The cast's enthusiam, energy, passion and comedic talent were inspiring. Keep up the great work, we look forward to your next production in the region. Thanks again for a great night's entertainment.” Audience member, Scotchmans Hill.

Fundraiser 2007



Stage Days with special guest Marina Prior was presented at GPAC in October 2007.