First look at Strangers in Between at Trafalgar Studios

Dan Hunter (Will), Roly Botha (Shane) & Stephen Connery-Brown(Peter) in STRANGERS IN BETWEEN. Credit Scott Rylander

Take a look at the new production images of Tommy Murphy’s Strangers in Between. Adam Spreadbury-Maher, Artistic Director of the King’s Head Theatre, will direct the production, which will run at Trafalgar Studios 2 from 10 January to 3 February 2018. 

Tommy Murphy’s Strangers in Between tells the story of Shane, a timid 16 year-old who has fled his rural hometown for the glitz and glamour of Sydney’s King’s Cross, in order to escape his troubled past and attempt to establish an urban family. This coming-of-age, dark comedy looks at the importance of friendship and the highs and lows of growing up gay in modern Australia. The cast includes Roly Botha as Shane, Dan Hunter as Will and Stephen Connery-Brown as Peter.

The King’s Head Theatre’s Artistic Director, Adam Spreadbury-Maher, founded the Cock Tavern Theatre, OperaUpClose and the Hope Theatre before joining the King’s Head Theatre as Artistic Director in 2010. Since becoming Artistic Director of the King’s Head Theatre, Adam’s directing highlights include Trainspotting and the recent 35th-anniversary production of Kevin Elyot’s Coming Clean. He recently opened a critically acclaimed new version of Puccini’s Tosca.

Tommy Murphy is an Australian playwright best known 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, making him the only playwright to win this award in successive years.

Photos by Scott Rylander