Beyond the Neck, a play by Tom Holloway, is at its heart a tale of grief and how it ripples through people’s lives. It is set ten years after the devastating Port Arthur Massacre and through the eyes of four strangers, it shows how grief never truly leaves you. This beautifully written play gets its title from the stretch of land you travel through to reach Port Arthur.
The cast is led by David Ritchie, well known stage and film actor, who leads a great cast of newcomers, as they play a combination of chorus and character roles to produce a powerful commentary on grief and death. David says it is unpredictable, brilliantly written and complexly thematic. He also states “it is totally engaging and unlike anything you have seen before”. Whilst the play does deal with grief and death Beyond the Neck is also a story of hope. (LB)
May 28 – June 13, The King James Theatre, 644 King St (corner of Bray St Newtown), $27 – $33, $23 for groups of 10 or more. Bookings & information: www.kingsttheatre.com.au