Included in the Of The Island Collection
"A remarkable play - Tom is an authentic, original and exciting new playwright" Leo Butler, Royal Court Theatre, London.
An old man falls into his wife’s arms and cries. A young mother drops a pile of washing on the floor. A teenage girl as a child tells her mother the news. A boy walks home in silence. He feels the blood run down his cheek. The four strangers, bound by a shared moment - the Port Arthur Massacre. Ten years on and the aftershocks of the event still ripple.
Based on in-depth interviews, Beyond the Neck is set ten years after the event and deals with the grief and recovery of the 1996 tragedy.
"A DECADE after the Port Arthur massacre, some of the people who had been in the Broad Arrow Cafe agreed to speak with playwright Tom Holloway about what had happened to them. They spoke about the injuries inflicted on them - about the sorts of wounds that don't leave physical scars."
"Audiences will be deeply moved by this fine production."
"Having shown in Sydney as well, the play comes to Melbourneâ€™s Red Stitch Theatre for the first time, all the more poignant as the majority Port Arthurâ€™s survivors live in Victoria. While possibly resurfacing painful events the story still resonates for audiences and cast-members alike."