Holding the Man (NHB Modern Plays)

by Tommy Murphy (Author)

Based on the award-winning memoir by Timothy Conigrave, and adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Tommy Murphy, Holding the Man tells a remarkable true-life love story that speaks across generations, sexualities and cultures.

The course of teenage love rarely runs smooth, but it is a white-water adventure if you are secretly gay in an all-male school in 1970s Melbourne with a crush on the captain of the football team.

Against the odds, Tim and John develop a relationship that, for fifteen years, 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.

?Tommy Murphy is a bewitching playwright of startling originality? - Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, Artistic Directors of Sydney Theatre Company

'fresh, frank and funny... a wrenchingly moving love story I defy anyone with a pulse not to relate to' - Evening Standard

'Compelling, wrenching unflinching, devastating, moving and funny? - Sydney Morning Herald

Book Details

Publication Date
October 20, 2015
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