Young Tasmanian playwright a big winner in London

August 13, 2007


Tom Holloway’s play Beyond the Neck is the first new work to premier through the support of Tasmania Performs.

Beyond The Neck was one of five plays short-listed from over four hundred entries for presentation at the Royal Court Theatre London in 2007.

Profoundly affected by the events at Port Arthur in 1996, Tom Holloway (who was 17 at the time) was moved to write this play. Based on in-depth interviews and years of research, the story is set ten years later and celebrates the power of community and recovery.

One of Australia’s most renowned actors, Mr Ron Haddrick, joins the local cast of Sara Cooper, Jemma Gates & Jonathan auf der Heide.

Tasmania Performs is a state government initiative established to support the Performing Arts sector through both product and market development.

The Launceston season has been timed to coincide with the Australian Performing Arts Centres (APACA) conference which is being held in Tasmania for the first time.

Hobart: Peacock Theatre: Wed 12- Fri 14 Sept, 8pm
Sat 15 Sept, 4pm only
Bookings Theatre Royal: 62332299

Launceston: Earl Arts Centre Tue 18- Fri 21 Sept, 8pm
Bookings Princess Theatre: 63233666