Date(s) - 9 Nov 2011
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
“Holding the Man” by Tommy Murphy
Captioned Performance – Wednesday 9 November – 11.00am matinee
Director: Rosalba Clemente
Designer: Morag Cook
Lighting Designer: Mark Shelton
Composer: Stuart Day Cast includes: Luke Clayson, Geoff Revell
It’s the mid-seventies – and satin baggies and chunky platforms reign supreme. Jethro Tull does battle with glam-rock for the airwaves. At an all-boys Catholic school in Melbourne, Timothy Conigrave falls wildly and sweetly in love with the captain of the football team. So begins a relationship that will last for 15 years, a love affair that weathers disapproval, separation and ultimately death. Holding the Man recreates that relationship with honesty and insight: the intimacy, constraints, temptations and the strength of heart both partners may need.
As refreshing and uplifting as it is moving, Holding the Man is a funny, sad and celebratory account of growing up gay.
This multi-award winning play explores the highs and lows of a remarkable partnership that speaks across generations, sexual preferences and cultures.