All listings for this product
Best-selling in Textbooks
Save on Textbooks
- AU $94.99Trending at AU $106.80
- AU $68.00Trending at AU $81.51
- AU $104.90Trending at AU $118.13
- AU $98.79Trending at AU $108.21
- AU $99.99Trending at AU $107.74
- AU $92.78Trending at AU $106.06
- AU $78.00Trending at AU $87.61
About this product
- DescriptionIn Australia, Gerry hopes to meet his mother for the first time. Despite being almost sixty, he has spent his whole life believing he's an orphan. In Liverpool, Mary brews a good, strong pot of tea. Nothing posh. But she's as nervous as a pig at a butcher's. Determined to uncover his past, Gerry and his daughter Sally embark on an extraordinary journey home - halfway across the world - in a precarious bid to bring their family together. Through a program created by the British Government and eagerly supported by an Australia in the throes of its 'White Australia' policy, between 1945 and 1968 over three thousand British children were told they were orphans and sent to Australia on a promise of warmth, fresh air, abundant food and opportunity. Instead they arrived to deprived institutions where neglect and abuse were the rm. Tom Holloway's tender new play unearths a secret buried by time that, in turn, exposes a world of historical injustices currently in the limelight.
- Author BiographyTom 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.
- Author(s)Tom Holloway
- PublisherOberon Books Ltd
- Date of Publication10/12/2015
- SubjectDrama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOberon Books Ltd
- Weight159 g
- Width130 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine8 mm
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.