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Holding the Man / Strangers in Between  

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Holding the Man

Based on Timothy Conigrave’s celebrated memoir of the same name which won the 1995 UN Human Rights Award for Non-Fiction and was voted one of Australia’s top 100 most favourite books. Tommy Murphy’s stage adaptation faithfully captures the book’s heart-wrenchingly honest portrayal of a fifteen-year relationship, but also succeeds in transforming it into a unique theatrical experience that is wholly his own.


Strangers in Between

Shane has fled his family and is seeking refuge in Sydney’s Kings Cross. Confused and naïve, he meets two strangers: the ultra-urban Will, who offers brotherhood, sex and something unexpected; and Peter, a fifty-year-old gay man whose mother is dying in a nursing home. With their help – or hindrance – Shane grapples to reconcile himself with events from his past. But how can he move on when he can’t even use laundry powder?


Cast : Holding the Man - 4M, 2F (doubling required) / Strangers in Between - 3M

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-796-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ & Asia | PB


TOMMY MURPHY was born in 1979 in Queanbeyan, the seventh of eight children. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (Director’s course) and the University of Sydney where he was president of Sydney University Dramatic Society.

He was winner of the Sydney Theatre Company Young Playwrights’ Award and the ACT Young Writers’ Award for his first play, For God, Queen and Country. His second play Troy’s House has been performed in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

Strangers in Between and Holding the Man were commissioned, developed and premiered by the Griffin Theatre Company where Tommy was in residence. Strangers in Between won the 2006 NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Best Play.
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