Holding the Man (stage version)

Cast: 2m plus 4+ f/m (large cast possible)

Staging: Various interior settings

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781848421080Publication Date:
22 Apr 2010
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 120 pages ISBN: 9781780016696Publication Date:
11 Nov 2015
£10.99 £8.80You save £2.19 (20%)
First Staged:
Sydney, Australia, 2006; Trafalgar Studios, London, 2010

Holding the Man (stage version)

By Tommy Murphy Original author Timothy Conigrave

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Based on the award-winning memoir by Timothy Conigrave, and adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Tommy Murphy, Holding the Man tells a remarkable true-life love story that speaks across generations, sexualities and cultures.

The course of teenage love rarely runs smooth, but it is a white-water adventure if you are secretly gay in an all-male school in 1970s Melbourne with a crush on the captain of the football team.

Against the odds, Tim and John develop a relationship that, for fifteen years, survives everything life throws at it – the separations, the discriminations, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses – until the only problem that love can't solve turns up to part them.

Tommy Murphy's play Holding the Man was first performed in Sydney, Australia, in 2006. It had its UK premiere at the Trafalgar Studios in the West End in 2010.

'Tommy Murphy is a bewitching playwright of startling originality' - Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, Artistic Directors of Sydney Theatre Company

Extra Content: playwright Tommy Murphy discusses Holding the Man in Currency Press's Not in Print podcast series: http://bit.ly/15Mfg8s

Press Quotes

'Fresh, frank and funny... a wrenchingly moving love story I defy anyone with a pulse not to relate to'

Evening Standard

'Compelling, wrenching… unflinching, devastating, moving and funny’

Sydney Morning Herald

Cast: 2m plus 4+ f/m (large cast possible)

Staging:Various interior settings

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781848421080Publication Date:
22 Apr 2010
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 120 pages ISBN: 9781780016696Publication Date:
11 Nov 2015
£10.99 £8.80You save £2.19 (20%)

Also by Tommy Murphy:

Strangers in Between

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