y Forget Me Not single work   drama  
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'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 )

Notes

  • Dedication: I would like to dedicate this play to the Child Migrants Trust.

    But I'd also like to dedicate it to John Hennessey. In fact I would like to dedicated it to every single one of the 3000+ former child migrants and their families. And perhaps to my family as well. And to anyone that has got to have a family or hasn't got to have a family. Everyone, I guess. I would like to dedicate this play to everyone.

Production Details

  • Performed at Belvoir's Upstairs Theatre, 20 April - 19 May 2013.
    Directed by Anthea Williams.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2013
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2013 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 80p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: April 2013
      ISBN: 9780868199795
      Series: Currency Theatre Series series - publisher

Works about this Work

From Beachside Rhonda to the Darkest of Secrets Steve Dow , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 February 2013; (p. 7)
Island Gothic Sharon Verghis , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 8-9)
Have I Offended You? Andrew Taylor , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 April 2013; (p. 10)
Tale of British 'Orphan' Children Stirs Sympathy Darryn King , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 April 2013; (p. 34)

— Review of Forget Me Not Tom Holloway 2013 single work drama
Anguish Behind Anger of a Stolen Childhood Deborah Jones , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 April 2013; (p. 12)

— Review of Forget Me Not Tom Holloway 2013 single work drama
Two Stirrers Saddle Up as a Bell Rings Thrice on Stage Steve Dow , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 June 2013; (p. 20)
Returned to Sender Michael Connor , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 57 no. 6 2013; (p. 72-74)

— Review of Forget Me Not Tom Holloway 2013 single work drama
Tale of British 'Orphan' Children Stirs Sympathy Darryn King , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 April 2013; (p. 34)

— Review of Forget Me Not Tom Holloway 2013 single work drama
Anguish Behind Anger of a Stolen Childhood Deborah Jones , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 April 2013; (p. 12)

— Review of Forget Me Not Tom Holloway 2013 single work drama
Returned to Sender Michael Connor , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 57 no. 6 2013; (p. 72-74)

— Review of Forget Me Not Tom Holloway 2013 single work drama
From Beachside Rhonda to the Darkest of Secrets Steve Dow , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 February 2013; (p. 7)
Island Gothic Sharon Verghis , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 8-9)
Have I Offended You? Andrew Taylor , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 April 2013; (p. 10)
Two Stirrers Saddle Up as a Bell Rings Thrice on Stage Steve Dow , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 June 2013; (p. 20)
Last amended 31 Jul 2014 16:16:41
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