HOLDING THE MAN to run at the Brockley Jack Studio


Australia. Melbourne. 1976.

Tim catches a glimpse of handsome school mate and captain of the football team, John. Their first kiss is an exciting game. Their 15 years of life together a constant battle against discrimination, separation and temptation, all set against the pivotal events that define the era they live in. But there is an enemy present that no love can conquer.

Holding the Man is a coming-of-age drama about first love and loss, conveyed with warmth and humour in this immersive stage production. It is a true-to-life story about growing up in Melbourne as a young gay man, and the fight for human rights and equality.

This multi-ward winning drama is adapted from Timothy Conigrave’s memoir, Holding The Man, which was given the 1995 United Nations Human Rights Award for Non-Fiction.

HOLDING THE MAN plays at the Brockley Jack Studio from Tuesday 17 January to Saturday 4 February 2017