Holding the Man

Tommy Murphy’s heart-wrenchingly honest story of growing up gay in Australia.

  • Dates 22 March - 1 April 2023

  • Times See below

  • Ticket prices See below

Past Event

By Tommy Murphy from the book by Timothy Conigrave.

Star crossed lovers often overcome the odds to be with each other, and being gay in 1970s Melbourne is definitely something that is not easy for two catholic boys to conquer. But despite the odds, Tim and John’s 15-year relationship survives everything life throws at them – the separations, the discriminations, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses – until the only problem that love can’t solve turns up to part them.

After a sold out season in 2022, Taylor Made Productions is thrilled to present Tommy Murphy’s heart-wrenchingly honest story of growing up gay in Australia during one of the darkest times in LGBTQIA+ history, into a world of reflection and discovery.

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22 March - 1 April 2023


Wednesday 22: 8pm (Preview)
Thursday 23 - Saturday 25: 8pm
Sunday 26: 4pm
Wednesday 29 - Friday 31: 8pm
Saturday 1: 2.30pm & 8pm


$45 Standard
$40 Concession
$40 Groups (6+)
$35 Preview (Wed 22 March)


Two hours & 20-minutes (incl. 20-minute interval)

All Chapel Off Chapel performances have a strict lockout policy.
Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive at least 15-minutes before performance time.

Seating & Accessibility

Seating: Allocated Seating

Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15-minutes prior to the performance start time.

PLEASE NOTE: If you require accessible seating or wheelchair access, call our Box Office on 03 8290 7000, Monday-Friday between 10am and 4pm to book your tickets.


Coarse language
This performance is suitable for ages 15+

Additional Information

To protect your health and safety and that of our team we have the following measures in place:


Venue will open one hour prior to showtime.
The venue will be CASHLESS.
Mask wearing is strongly encouraged when inside the theatres.


Chapel Off Chapel and the City of Stonnington have comprehensive COVID Safe plans in place.