As We Forgive
By Tom Holloway
Writer Tom Holloway
Director & Dramaturg Julian Meyrick
Set Designers Jill Munro and Julian Meyrick
Lighting Designer Nicholas Higgins
Composer Raffaele Marcellino
Photographer Lisa Garland
Performer Robert Jarman
Cellist Antony Morgan
Stage Manager Jill Munro
Lighting operater Gareth Kays
“Tom Holloway is now firmly established as one of the hottest writers in the country”
Sam Strong, Artistic Director Queensland Theatre Company
Two of Tasmania’s eminent theatre practitioners, Robert Jarman and Tom Holloway, come together in this absorbing premiere production about the motives, the methods and the meaning of forgiveness. This solo play has been written by Tom Holloway especially for Robert Jarman and is directed by the award-winning Julian Meyrick. The show presents the bravura Jarman in the roles of three solitary men who are injured yet enduring, grieving yet gregarious, and who must each confront the fact and act of forgiveness in their lives.
Jarman, well remembered for his acclaimed performance in I Am My Own Wife, juggles the anguish of his different characters in different yet linked circumstances, accompanied on stage by a lone cellist.
Holloway, whose work shines for its subtlety, integrity and grace is a multi-award winning playwright and has been performed in the Gate Theatre and Hampstead Theatre in London.
The play, commissioned by Tasmania Performs, has been selected as part of the “Collected Works Australia 2013” for the Centenary of Canberra celebrations soon after its national debut during Ten Days.
As We Forgive is a searing investigation of contemporary morality in language both implacable and sparse.
2016 Sydney, 12-21 May
2015 Burnie, 13 & 14 February
2014 Victoria and South Australia Tour
2013 Hobart, 9 – 16 March; Ten Days on the Island, 15 – 24 March; Canberra, 9-14 April