At a Jesuit boys’ school, in 1970s Australia, Tim’s eye falls on the footy captain, John. To their mutual incredulity, they fall in love. A love that lasts as they — and the society around them — change, mature.
When they both test positive to something called HIV, dreams, liberations, boundless possibilities vanish into the ether. But Tim and John have each other, and they’ll need to hold on tight for what’s to come.
Deeply felt, frank and moving, Tim Conigrave’s memoir of living and dying changed Australia. Tommy Murphy’s 2006 adaptation became an instant hit, and brought a new audience to this heartfelt and laugh-out-loud-in-the-sadness story of queer identity and the quirks of love.
March 9th, 2024
April 14th, 2024
GETTING TO THE VENUE: Belvoir St Theatre is centrally located in Surry Hills, at 25 Belvoir Street, and close to a lot of major public transport.
BY TRAIN: The theatre is a five-minute walk from the Devonshire St/Chalmers St exit of Central Station.
BY LIGHT RAIL: The theatre is also a five-minute walk from Surry Hills Light Rail Stop and approximately seven-minute uphill walk from Chalmers Street Light Rail Stop.
BY BUS: Buses travel along Chalmers St, Elizabeth St and Cleveland St.
BY CAR: There is no onsite parking, but limited timed parking is available on the streets around the theatre. On Sundays parking is unlimited.
"Tim’s book is more than a memoir, it’s a social history of our country told through the love and lives of a gay couple – particularly that vanishing time of the 70s, 80s and 90s. Tommy’s adaptation is joyful and bold and crying out for a new production as we reach the thirtieth anniversary of Tim’s death. And these two actors are perfect, perfect for it. It feels right to return it to the Sydney stage so we can remember what we lost and remind ourselves what we found." – Eamon Flack, Artistic Director of Belvoir
Playwright: Tommy Murphy
Original Author: Timothy Conigrave
Director: Eamon Flack
Costume Designer: Mel Page
Cast: Danny Ball, Tom Conroy, Russell Dykstra, Rebecca Massey, Guy Simon and Shannen Alyce Quan
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