Holding the Man
Adaptation by Tommy Murphy of Tim Conigrave's memoir
Holding the Man is a stage adaptation by Tommy Murphy of Tim Conigrave's memoir of the same title. It is one of the most successful Australian plays of recent times and the winner of multiple awards. It premiered in Sydney, and then across Australia, as well as internationally–on London's West End and in Los Angeles.
The play tells the story of Tim's life, and centrally of his relationship with his husband and love of fifteen years, John Caleo. They met in the mid-1970s at Xavier College, an all-boys Jesuit Catholic school in Melbourne. The term "holding the man" refers to a transgression that incurs a penalty in Australian rules football. Caleo was a star footballer at high school, captaining the school's team and winning the APS Best and Fairest trophy in 1976. He was also an avid supporter of the Essendon Football Club, one of the reasons Conigrave appropriated the term as the play's title.
Trafalgar Studios London 23 April to 3 July 2010
Cast: Guy Edmonds, Matt Zeremes, Jane Turner, Simon Burke, Oliver Farnworth - Understudies Lawrence Carmichael, Kali Hughes, Oliver Stoney
The programs contains lots of information about Tim and John and the course to make Tim's book into a play and later on a movie, a beautiful keepsake
Size: 175 x 245 Program
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