Holding the Man single work   drama   - Two acts.
Note: Holding the Man adapted from the book by Timothy Conigrave.
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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Notes

  • Adapted by Tommy Murphy from Tim Conigrave's Holding the Man. Commissioned by Griffin Theatre Company and developed as part of the Playwrights' Residency project.
  • Dedication: For Tim.

Production Details

    • First produced by Griffin Theatre Company at SBW Stables Theatre, Sydney, 9 November - 16 December 2006, with a return season from 8 February to 3 March 2007. Directed by David Berthold.
    • Produced at Trafalgar Studios, London, 4 May - 3 July 2010. Director: David Berthold.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2006

Works about this Work

Corr Values Steve Dow , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 23 January 2016;
Stage Set for 70s Madeline Healy , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 27 January 2013; (p. 30)

— Review of Holding the Man Tommy Murphy 2006 single work drama
Getting to Grips Nathanael Cooper , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9-10 February 2013; (p. 9)

— Review of Holding the Man Tommy Murphy 2006 single work drama
Berthold Returns to His Baby, A Tale of Love Nathanael Cooper , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 February 2013; (p. 30)

— Review of Holding the Man Tommy Murphy 2006 single work drama
Griffin Finds Audiences Still Wild About The Boys Wendy Frew , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 February 2012; (p. 10)
Box Office Hit Returns For a New G Generation Nathanael Cooper , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 September 2012; (p. 24)
Bright Future on the Stage Robert Dunstan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , October no. 380 2011; (p. 30)
'State Theatre Company will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2012 with a varied selection of highly contemporary works including Australian and American classics.'
Compelling Account of Boys Rewriting the Rules and the Kicking Goals Murray Bramwell , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 October 2011; (p. 15)

— Review of Holding the Man Tommy Murphy 2006 single work drama
Great Theatre Export Heads to London Bryce Hallett , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 February 2010; (p. 17)
Old Team Reunites for West End Debut Clare Morgan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 March 2010; (p. 16)
West End Role Hits Home for Turner Valkerie Baynes , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 April 2010; (p. 15) The Age , 16 April 2010; (p. 17)
Jane Turner: 'It's a love story – with no kangaroos' Laura Barnett , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian , 3 May 2010; (p. 20) The Canberra Times , 5 May 2010; (p. 3)
'Wrenching' Love Story Moves London Critics Stephanie Bunbury , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 May 2010; (p. 18) The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 May 2010; (p. 14)
Adrift in a Mist of Memory David Francis , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 24 July 2010; (p. 13, 18)
Watching a London performance of Tommy Murphy's Holding the Man, David Francis recalls the era in which he knew the play's main characters and in which he avoided the tragedy that engulfed so many - death from AIDS.
A Tale of Two Romeos Suzanna Clarke , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 - 2 March 2008; (p. 5)

— Review of Holding the Man Tommy Murphy 2006 single work drama
Powerful Love Story Sue Gough , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 - 9 March 2008; (p. 48)

— Review of Holding the Man Tommy Murphy 2006 single work drama
Theatre Stephen Dunne , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 February 2007; (p. 5)
Striking the Right Chord Kelsey Munro , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 May 2007; (p. 18-19)
Deeply Moved, To a Man Andrew Taylor , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 September 2007; (p. 56)
A Must-See Jason Blake , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 20 May 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Holding the Man Tommy Murphy 2006 single work drama
Love, Blood and Death: Just as It Was Stephen Dunne , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 November 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of Holding the Man Tommy Murphy 2006 single work drama
A Must-See Jason Blake , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 20 May 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Holding the Man Tommy Murphy 2006 single work drama
Catholic Schoolboys' Story of Love and AIDS Death Michael Mullins , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 28 November vol. 16 no. 18 2006; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Holding the Man Tommy Murphy 2006 single work drama
A Tale of Two Romeos Suzanna Clarke , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 - 2 March 2008; (p. 5)

— Review of Holding the Man Tommy Murphy 2006 single work drama
Powerful Love Story Sue Gough , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 - 9 March 2008; (p. 48)

— Review of Holding the Man Tommy Murphy 2006 single work drama
Compelling Account of Boys Rewriting the Rules and the Kicking Goals Murray Bramwell , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 October 2011; (p. 15)

— Review of Holding the Man Tommy Murphy 2006 single work drama
Stage Set for 70s Madeline Healy , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 27 January 2013; (p. 30)

— Review of Holding the Man Tommy Murphy 2006 single work drama
Getting to Grips Nathanael Cooper , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9-10 February 2013; (p. 9)

— Review of Holding the Man Tommy Murphy 2006 single work drama
Berthold Returns to His Baby, A Tale of Love Nathanael Cooper , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 February 2013; (p. 30)

— Review of Holding the Man Tommy Murphy 2006 single work drama
Watch this Face : Tommy Murphy Mark Chipperfield , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The (Sydney) Magazine , November no. 43 2006; (p. 32)
Pieces of a Life, in Their Hands Bryce Hallett , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 October 2006; (p. 14)
A Theatre of Optimism David Berthold , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Strangers in Between [and] Holding the Man : Two Plays 2006; (p. vii-ixii)
Theatre Stephen Dunne , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 February 2007; (p. 5)
Striking the Right Chord Kelsey Munro , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 May 2007; (p. 18-19)
Deeply Moved, To a Man Andrew Taylor , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 September 2007; (p. 56)
Playwright Hears Voice from the Past Lauren Williams , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quarterly : Sydney PEN Centre , November no. 126 2006; (p. 12)
Great Theatre Export Heads to London Bryce Hallett , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 February 2010; (p. 17)
Old Team Reunites for West End Debut Clare Morgan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 March 2010; (p. 16)
West End Role Hits Home for Turner Valkerie Baynes , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 April 2010; (p. 15) The Age , 16 April 2010; (p. 17)
Jane Turner: 'It's a love story – with no kangaroos' Laura Barnett , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian , 3 May 2010; (p. 20) The Canberra Times , 5 May 2010; (p. 3)
'Wrenching' Love Story Moves London Critics Stephanie Bunbury , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 May 2010; (p. 18) The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 May 2010; (p. 14)
Adrift in a Mist of Memory David Francis , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 24 July 2010; (p. 13, 18)
Watching a London performance of Tommy Murphy's Holding the Man, David Francis recalls the era in which he knew the play's main characters and in which he avoided the tragedy that engulfed so many - death from AIDS.
Bright Future on the Stage Robert Dunstan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , October no. 380 2011; (p. 30)
'State Theatre Company will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2012 with a varied selection of highly contemporary works including Australian and American classics.'
Griffin Finds Audiences Still Wild About The Boys Wendy Frew , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 February 2012; (p. 10)
Box Office Hit Returns For a New G Generation Nathanael Cooper , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 September 2012; (p. 24)
Corr Values Steve Dow , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 23 January 2016;
Last amended 13 May 2011 09:15:37
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