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is almost 60, and he is going to meet his mother for the first time
since he was three. His daughter Sally has had it up to here with him
and his problems. The old lady lives somewhere in the UK. Liverpool,
according to the records. So Gerry is going there to find out what made
him who he is.
leap of imagination has been to set this story not at its outset half a
century ago, but here and now. He has written a series of raw, often
achingly beautiful conversations between members of a scattered family.
Drawing it all together is Gerry’s extraordinary, precarious bid to
finally learn what it means to love and belong to a family.
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TOM HOLLOWAY is a multi award-winning playwright. His work
has been staged extensively both in Australia and internationally. His plays
Beyond The Neck,
Red Sky Morning,
Don’t Say The Words,
Love Me Tender,
And No More Shall We Part (Griffin Theatre; Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Festival),
Fatherland (which premiered at The Gate Theatre in London
and was invited to Munich Volksbuhne’s Yung Og Radikal Festival, Munich),
Look Ugly which premiered in 2011 at the Århus Teater Denmark. In 2011 he was
also a winner of the British Council’s Realise Your Dream Fellowship.
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