'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 )
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.
Performed at Belvoir's Upstairs Theatre, 20 April - 19 May 2013.
Director: Anthea Williams.
Cast including Colin Moody.