In 2015, Alaine received a grant from the Wyndham City Council to assist in creating a new script about the Chirnside family.
Told for the first time through eyes of the Thomas, Andrew, Mary and A.S. Chirnside. This is a drama that ends with a spine tingling performance of ‘Nellie Melba’. After many years of research followed by workshops and rewrites. A reading was held in the Mansion on Monday 16th November.
Essence Productions received overwhelmingly positive feedback from Werribee Park Management, staff and volunteers, Chirnside descendents, Werribee Historical Society staff, and many theatre practitioners.
Alaine is continuing to develop the script and is now looking for funding to take this play to full production status.