David Megarrity’s The Holidays is a touching portrait of memory and connection.
The Holidays are on holiday: 12-year-old Oliver has been pulled out of school for an unexpected road trip with his mum and dad, en route to grandad’s seaside shack. But grandad, an eccentric artist, is not there. In this unkempt place stuffed with memories, it seems that the Holidays – instead of getting away from it all – have taken a lot with them.
This Queensland Premier’s Drama Award-winning play is a feast for the senses, a wistful and funny journey combining live performance, music and cutting-edge projection. A disarming and lyrical chronicle about family, for families, The Holidays is a show for sons, fathers, grandfathers, and anyone who loves one.
The Holidays by David Megarrity (winner of the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2018-19) was first produced by Queensland Theatre premiering at the Bille Brown Theatre on November 14, 2020.
Creatives Writer David Megarrity Director Bridget Boyle Designer Sarah Winter Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright Projection Designer Nathan Sibthorpe Composer Sean Foran Sound Designer Matthew Erskine Cast Mum (Summer Holiday) Louise Brehmer Oliver Holiday Matthew Ianna Dad (Bob Holiday) Bryan Probets