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On Our Shelves Now
Gerry, 60, hopes to meet his mother for the first time. With his daughter, he embarks on an extraordinary journey across the world, from Australia to Liverpool, in a precarious bid to bring his family together. Between 1945 and 1968, over 3000 British children were told they were orphans and sent to Australia under the "White Australia" program.
About the Author
Tom Holloway is an award-winning Australian playwright currently based in Melbourne. After attending University in Tasmania, Holloway studied playwriting at Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2001, as well as at London's Royal Court Theatre International Playwriting Studio in 2006. Holloway's plays have been performed across Australia and internationally, including Beyond the Neck at Belvoir St Theatre (2007), Red Sky Morning at Red Stitch Theatre (2008-9) and regional tour, and Don't Say The Words (2009) and And No More Shall We Part (2011) at Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney, Hampstead Theatre. In February 2011, his play Fatherland received its debut at the Gate Theatre in London. In August 2012, And No More Shall We Part had its European premiere at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.
'it has an unremitting emotional power' Michael Billington, Guardian
‘This is a beautifully written script by Tom Holloway.’ Stage Whispers
‘One of the finest pieces of writing currently on Sydney stages, remarkably acted and honest, it is one of the best plays of the year.’ Aussie Theatre