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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Love Me Tender : Inspired by Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'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' Iphigenia in 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

Production Details

  • First produced by Company B, as a co-production with Griffin Theatre Company and ThinIce.

    Played at Belvoir Street Theatre, 24 February 2010.

    Played at the Stables (Griffin Theatre Company), 18 March - 11 April 2010.

    Director: Matthew Lutton.

    Designer: Adam Gardnir.

    Lighting Designer: Karen Norris.

    Sound Designer/Composer: Kelly Ryall.

    Cast: Luke Hewitt, Belinda McClory, Kris McQuade, Arky Michael, and Colin Moody.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2010

Works about this Work

Resonating Act John Bailey , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 5 February 2013; (p. 13)
Untitled Elissa Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 28 March 2010; (p. 20)

— Review of Love Me Tender : Inspired by Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis Tom Holloway , 2010 single work drama
Raw Tensions Shatter Family Peace Jason Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 March 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of Love Me Tender : Inspired by Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis Tom Holloway , 2010 single work drama
Drama from Ancient Greece, Via Tasmania Adam Fulton , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 March 2010; (p. 15)
Raw Tensions Shatter Family Peace Jason Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 March 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of Love Me Tender : Inspired by Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis Tom Holloway , 2010 single work drama
Untitled Elissa Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 28 March 2010; (p. 20)

— Review of Love Me Tender : Inspired by Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis Tom Holloway , 2010 single work drama
Drama from Ancient Greece, Via Tasmania Adam Fulton , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 March 2010; (p. 15)
Resonating Act John Bailey , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 5 February 2013; (p. 13)
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