Holding the Man 2013
LaBoite Theatre Brisbane Australia
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 original production, directed by David Berthold, premiered in 2006 in a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at Sydney's Griffin Theatre Company, Australia's leading new writing theatre, and became the company's highest-grossing production in its 30-year history.
The production played six, highly successful seasons in various theatres around Australia:
Griffin Theatre Company, 3 November – 23 December 2006.
Griffin Theatre Company, 7 February – 3 March 2007.
Sydney Opera House, 9–26 May 2007.
Company B at Sydney's Belvoir St Theatre, 22 September – 4 November 2007.
Brisbane Powerhouse, 5–9 March 2008.
Melbourne Theatre Company as part of its 2008 subscription season, 14 March – 26 April 2008.
La Boite Theatre Company , 16 February – 9 March 2013.
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.
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