Full cast for Holding The Man at Trafalgar Studios
The full cast has been announced for Holding the Man adapted by Tommy Murphy from Tim Conigrave’s memoir of the same name, which opens at the Trafalgar Studios 1 Theatre, 4 May 2010, following previews from 23 April - booking to 3 July 2010.
Joining previously mentioned Jane Turner , are Simon Burke, Oliver Farnworth and Anna Skellern. Reprising the roles they originated in Australia will be Guy Edmonds as Tim Conigrave and Matt Zeremes as John Caleo.
It is directed by David Berthold, designed by Brian Thomson, lighting by James Whiteside, produced by Daniel Sparrow and Mike Walsh .
Falling in love with the captain of the football team at an all-male Melbourne High School in the ‘70’s was never going to be universally popular. But for Tim Conigrave being young and gay in Australia was exciting but uncharted territory.
Holding the Man (published by Penguin) is the memoir by Australian writer, actor, and activist Timothy Conigrave. Reprinted thirteen times around the world Holding the Man won the United Nations Human Rights Award for Non-Fiction in 1995. The theatrical adaption opened in Sydney in 2007.
Jane Turner is known to millions globally for writing, producing and starring in the hit comedy series Kath and Kim, in which she plays Kath. Prior to this Jane appeared in Australian series Prisoner and comedy sketch shows Fast Forward, Big Girls Blouse and Something Stupid. She will making her West End debut in Holding The Man.
Simon Burke is best known for his West End performances most recently as Georges in La Cage Aux Folles (London Playhouse) and Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music (London Palladium). Simon also remains a longstanding presenter of Playschool in Australia (ABC).