Kath And Kim, will make her West End debut this May in the UK premiere of hit Aussie play Holding The Man which will open in Trafalgar Studios Studio 1 Theatre from 23 April 2010 until 03 July 2010.
West End Premiere of the multi award winning play from Australia.
‘A theatrical triumph’ Variety
‘Wickedly funny’ The Australian
Based on the much loved award winning book by Tim Conigrave, adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Tommy Murphy, Holding the Man is a hilariously funny, tender and moving play following the remarkable true life love story of Tim Conigrave and John Caleo. It is a celebration that speaks across generations, sexual preference and culture.
Recreated for its UK premiere by the original Australian Director David Berthold and Tony Award winning Designer Brian Thomson.
One of Australia’s most celebrated comic actors, Jane Turner, from the Australian TV hit Kath and Kim, will be making her West End debut.
The course of teenage love rarely runs smooth, but it is a white-water adventure if you are a gay boy in an all-male school in 1970s Melbourne with a crush on the captain of the football team. Still, despite the odds, Tim and John become close and for fifteen years their relationship 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.
Holding the Man has become one of the most successful Australian stage productions in recent years, breaking box office records, achieving a total of 4 sell out seasons in Sydney, and collecting numerous awards including 2007 NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Best Play, the 2007 AWGIE for Best Play and the Philip Parsons Award.
Contains adult themes and strong language – age 15+.
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