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Beyond the Neck - Four Strangers, One Extraordinary Moment - a Tasmanian Story

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Title: Beyond the Neck - Four Strangers, One Extraordinary Moment - a Tasmanian Story
Author: Holloway, Tom
Price: $25.95

Beyond the Neck
By Tom Holloway

Cast: 2M 2F
Character Ages: 7 - 75
Length: 1.5 hrs approximately
Target Audience: Senior Years / Adult
Style: Verbatim
Themes: Port Arthur massacre, history, grief

"A remarkable play - Tom is an authentic, original and exciting new playwright" - Leo Butler, Royal Court Theatre, London 2007

The old man falls into his wife’s arms. He cries. The young mother and wife sees the pile of washing she has dropped on the floor. She cannot stand so she slides down the door. The teenage girl as a child sits thinking she’s in trouble but instead tells her mother the news. The boy walks home in silence. He feels the blood run down his cheek.

Four complete strangers, bound by a shared moment. The Tasmanian Port Arthur Massacre. Ten years on and still the aftershock ripples.

Based on in-depth interviews, Beyond the Neck deals with the grief and recovery of the 1996 tragedy.

A haunting play about grief and recovery, set ten years after the events at Port Arthur in 1996. It is based on in-depth interviews conducted by Tasmanian playwright, Tom Holloway.

PRODUCTION HISTORY
First performed by Tasmania Performs in 2007. Chosen from over 400 works to be performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London. Winner of a 2008 AWGIE Award for Best Stage Play.

PLAYWRIGHT
Tom Holloway is an award-winning Tasmanian playwright. His work has been staged extensively both in Australia and internationally. His plays include: Beyond the Neck (2008 AWGIE Award winner for Best Stage Play); And No More Shall We Part (2010 AWGIE Award winner for Best Stage Play), Don’t Say the Words, Red Sky Morning , Love Me Tender, Fatherland and Faces Look Ugly (Winner of the 2011 Max Afford Fellowship). Tom is currently working on commissions for Barking Gecko Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare and Tasmania Performs.


Publisher: Playlab Press
Publication date: 01/02/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780908156924
Publishing status: AU Dropshipping in stock
Beyond the Neck - Four Strangers, One Extraordinary Moment - a Tasmanian Story