Holding the Man

When Tim, an aspiring actor, meets John, a star football player, he knows that he’s in love. But the course of true love never runs smooth, especially when your love is forbidden. Beginning in 1976, Holding the Man follows Tim and John as they grow together through their fifteen-year relationship in the midst of the AIDS epidemic. We watch them face separation, temptation, jealousy and loss in an exploration of the homosexual experience. Based on the memoir by Timothy Conigrave, this touching tale will be sure to charm and make you hold your loved ones close.

Production Team

Co-directors: Xander Gillespie and Ryan Footitt

Producer: Tom Brown

Production Manager: Maddy Whitby

Cast & Crew

Tim - Jonathan Buckingham
John - James Gilson
Multi-role 1 - Fred Baker
Multi-role 2 - Lucy Bytheway/Maddie Farnhill
Multi-role 3 - Pip Whelan
Multi-role 4 - Liv Hawksworth

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 the production of 'Holding the Man' was never performed but a big thank you to all those who worked to create the piece.