Following its world premiere in 2006, Holding the Man became the most sought after theatre ticket in Sydney (along with Belvoir’s Keating!) with three sold-out seasons, the 2007 NSW Premier’s Literary Award and 2007 AWGIE and Helpmann Award nominations for Best Play.

Described as a modern classic of Australian theatre, Holding the Man came back for a strictly limited season at the intimate Belvoir St Theatre. Adapted from the award-winning memoir of Timothy Conigrave, this is one of the great love stories. Tim and John met in high school in the mid-1970s. Their fifteen-year relationship weathers disapproval, separation, temptation and ultimately, death. An astounding and moving production of great heart.


Jeanette Cronin
Nicholas Eadie
Guy Edmonds
Robin McLeavy
Brett Stiller
Matt Zeremes


Adapted by Tommy Murphy
From the book by Timothy Conigrave
Director David Berthold
Set Designer Brian Thompson
Costume Designer Micka Agosta
Lighting Designer Stephen Hawker
Composer & Sound Designer Basil Hogios
Associate Sound Designer Stephen Toulmin
Assistant Director Nic Dorward



The Sun Herald

Unflinching, devastating, moving and funny… I laughed, and I wept. One of the best shows of the year.

The Sydney Morning Herald

… a theatrical triumph.