y Beyond the Neck single work   drama  
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Profoundly affected by the events at Port Arthur in 1996, Tom Holloway (who was 17 at the time) was moved to write this play. Based on in-depth interviews and years of research, the story is set ten years later and celebrates the power of community and recovery.'

Source: Is Theatre website, http://www.istheatre.com
Sighted: 05/09/2007

Production Details

  • In 2007 'Beyond the Neck' was one of ten plays chosen for the Royal Court Theatre's International Young Playwright's Festival, London. It was then produced at the Peacock Theatre, Hobart, 12-15 September 2007 and at the Earl Arts Centre, Launceston, 18-21 September 2007. Director: Ian Sinclair.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Beyond the Neck: A Quartet on Loss and Violence
First known date: 2007
    • Brisbane, Queensland,: Playlab , 2008 .
      Extent: 96p.
      ISBN: 9780908156924

Works about this Work

Island Gothic Sharon Verghis , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 8-9)
Direct Address as Action and Effect in Bare Witness and Beyond the Neck Noel Maloney , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 62 2013; (p. 163-178, 223)
Beyond the Bloodshed Andrew Stephens , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 March 2012; (p. 16)
Public Tragedy Revisited in Challenging Exploration of Private Grief Chris Boyd , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 March 2012; (p. 16)

— Review of Beyond the Neck Tom Holloway 2007 single work drama
Tragedies of Port Arthur Rendered in Stark Relief Cameron Woodhead , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 March 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Beyond the Neck Tom Holloway 2007 single work drama
The Real Thing Rosemary Neill , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 January 2010; (p. 4-5)
Rosemary Neill canvasses a range of documentary and verbatim theatre productions. She discusses some international productions, but focuses mainly on Australian plays, particularly 'The Fence'.
Suspense Echoes after the Light Fades Jason Blake , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 May 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of Beyond the Neck Tom Holloway 2007 single work drama
Untitled Susanne Kennedy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Lowdown , October/November vol. 29 no. 5 2007; (p. 33)

— Review of Beyond the Neck Tom Holloway 2007 single work drama
Tom Holloway Susanne Kennedy , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Lowdown , October/November vol. 29 no. 5 2007; (p. 30)
Suspense Echoes after the Light Fades Jason Blake , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 May 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of Beyond the Neck Tom Holloway 2007 single work drama
Untitled Susanne Kennedy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Lowdown , October/November vol. 29 no. 5 2007; (p. 33)

— Review of Beyond the Neck Tom Holloway 2007 single work drama
Public Tragedy Revisited in Challenging Exploration of Private Grief Chris Boyd , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 March 2012; (p. 16)

— Review of Beyond the Neck Tom Holloway 2007 single work drama
Tragedies of Port Arthur Rendered in Stark Relief Cameron Woodhead , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 March 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Beyond the Neck Tom Holloway 2007 single work drama
Tom Holloway Susanne Kennedy , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Lowdown , October/November vol. 29 no. 5 2007; (p. 30)
The Real Thing Rosemary Neill , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 January 2010; (p. 4-5)
Rosemary Neill canvasses a range of documentary and verbatim theatre productions. She discusses some international productions, but focuses mainly on Australian plays, particularly 'The Fence'.
Beyond the Bloodshed Andrew Stephens , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 March 2012; (p. 16)
Island Gothic Sharon Verghis , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 8-9)
Direct Address as Action and Effect in Bare Witness and Beyond the Neck Noel Maloney , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 62 2013; (p. 163-178, 223)

Awards

2009 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best Independent Production Nominated for the 2009 Bambina Borracha Productions in association with B Sharp production.
2009 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work Nominated for the 2009 Bambina Borracha Productions in association with B Sharp production.
2008 winner AWGIE Awards Stage Award
Last amended 4 Jan 2010 14:35:20
Subjects:
  • Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsula, Forestier Peninsula - Tasman Peninsula area, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania,
  • 1996
Settings:
  • 2006
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