Beyond The Neck

Four strangers, one extraordinary moment: a Tasmanian story.

Profoundly affected by the events at Port Arthur in 1996, Tom Holloway was moved to write this play. Based on in-depth interviews, the story is set ten years later and explores the power of community and recovery.

An accomplished piece of theatre that will get you talking, feeling and thinking about some difficult issues.

Australian Stage, 2007

A remarkable play and Tom is an authentic, original and exciting new playwright.”

Leo Butler, Royal Court Theatre, london 2007


Tom Holloway

Iain Sinclair

Ron Haddrick
Sara Cooper
Jonathan auf der Heide
Jemma Gates

Production Design
Jamie Clennett

Lighting Design
Daniel Zika

An Argy Bargy Production
Supported by Performing Lines TAS

Information for Presenters

An extract of the script is available here

Presentation History

Peacock Theatre
Hobart, TAS
Earl Arts Centre
Launceston, TAS

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.