Shane is sixteen, cute and scared sh*tless. He’s just fled his home in rural Australia for downtown Sydney. Adrift among the lonely hearts and heady thrills of King’s Cross, Shane attempts to navigate the troubled waters of his past toward a brighter future.
The King’s Head Theatre presents the UK premiere of Tommy Murphy’s critically acclaimed drama of friendship, sex and escapism. With humour and sensitivity, Strangers in Between, offers an unflinching look at the highs and lows of being gay in modern Australia; a coming of age story, about friendship across the generations, and how our past can come back to haunt us.
Tommy Murphy is an Australian playwright best know for his stage and screen adaptation of Timothy Conigrave’s memoir Holding the Man, which won numerous awards including Best Play at the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, an award he also won for Strangers in Between. He is the youngest recipient of the award and the only playwright to win in successive years.
‘Tommy Murphy is a bewitching playwright of startling originality’ - Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, former Artistic Directors of Sydney Theatre Company