Tom Holloway was born, and grew up in, Tasmania. In 2006 he studied in London at the Royal Court Theatre's Invitational Writer's Program and in 2007 his play 'Beyond the Neck' was one of ten plays chosen for the Royal Court Theatre's International Young Playwright's Festival.
Forget Me Not2013single work drama 'Gerry 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 to Liverpool to find out what made him who he is.
Tom Holloway's play started life as a conversation between Belvoir and Liverpool's Everyman and Playhouse Theatres. Holloway's task was to tell the story of the 3000-odd English children who, between 1945 and 1968, were told they were orphans and sent to Australia on a promise of warmth, fresh air, abundant food and boundless opportunity. Instead they arrived to deprived institutions where neglect and abuse were the norm.' (Source: http://www.stagewhispers.com.au/news/2013-season-belvoir )
'On an expectant stage - a dreamscape of an Australian backyard - five actors tease out the story of a father and daughter. They question each other, they watch each other, they confess, they draw each other along. By the end of the story, modern life has been engulfed in fire, and a tale of pure love has become a tragedy of leadership and sacrifice.
'Love Me Tender is a play of beauty and emotional power. Inspired by Euripides' Iphigeniain Aulis, Tom Holloway has orchestrated a thrilling vision of contemporary Australia drawn from our experiences of the Black Saturday bushfires, of raunch culture and pre-teen sexuality, and of our domestic rituals. This is exquisite writing about our fears and expectations of fathers, about the extremities of love, and about the need for action when the world comes undone.'
Source: Belvoir Street Theatre website, http://www.belvoir.com.au/ Sighted: 22/09/2009