Tuesday, March 16

Simon Burke in West End Premiere of Holding the Man

The West End premiere of the hit Australian play Holding the Man opens at London's Trafalgar Studios on April 23rd and is booking until 3rd July 2010.

Simon Burke, Jane Turner, Oliver Farnsworth, Anna Skellern, Guy Edmonds and Matt Zeremes are all  reprising the roles they originated in the original Australian production.

Simon Burke’s many stage credits include Marius in the original Australian cast of Les Miserables, Billy Flynn in Chicago, Raoul in Phantom of the Opera, Captain von Trapp in the Sound of Music, Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music and most recently he appeared opposite John Barrowman as Georges in La Cage Aux Follies
Jane Turner is best known for writing, producing and starring as Kath in the hit TV comedy series "Kath and Kim”.

The play revolves around actor and activist Timothy Conigrave being young and gay in 70s Melbourne, where he falls in love with the captain of the football team at an all-male high school. The original book won the United Nations Human Rights Award for Non-Fiction in 1995. The term "Holding the Man" comes from Australian football and refers to a move that incurs a penalty.

The play is directed by David Berthold, director of the original Australian production, and designed by Brian Thomson, most recently known for his design of the musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Michael Agosta designs costume and puppets, with lighting deigned by James Whiteside.

To book tickets, contact the box office at 0844 871 7632, or visit www.holdingtheman.co.uk for more details.

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