Tom is 7, cheeky and out of control. Mum's inherited coping mechanisms don't work and for a boy who "isn't bad enough to be diagnosed", there isn't any support. Change is unmanageable in a crisis so now it's survival. For Sarah, there must be light at the end of the tunnel, at any cost. Parenting is hard, there's no rule book, no one is perfect, she gave birth to him so she knows best and he knows she loves him, she told him so.
A darkly satirical, beautiful, raw, human story of one mother's fight to break the cycle of inherited behaviour and save her son. Based on true life events, That Boy will challenge the audience to question what is acceptable in today's changing world.
Martha Lott is back on the Holden Street Theatres stage with the World Premiere of That Boy. With initial concept by Lott and co-created with Lyn Pike and Anne Bookman, this is the first collaborative writing venture for Lott. Written by a talented team of South Australian writers including Lott, Yasmin Gurreeboo and Nescha Jelk.
The play was developed over a number of years with the help of Meg Wilson, Sascha Budimski, Nicholas Ely, Francois Piron and the Holden Street Team. After a huge 2019 and 2020 Fringe season winning the Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation Award, a weekly Adelaide Critics' Cirlce, Sunday Mail Best Female Solo Show and The Advertiser Life Imitates Arts Award with 'Grounded' by George Brant, Lott will bring another powerful performance in this one-woman show.
Playing at Holden Street Theatres from the 16th of FEBRUARY until the 21st of MARCH in The Studio, as well as at Centenary Hall at Goolwa on the 7th of MARCH at 7:30pm. Tickets available through the Holden Street theatres Box Office at holdenstreettheatres.com, 8225 8888 and FringeTIX at adelaidefringe.com.au.
Holden Street Theatres
Season: FEBRUARY16 - MARCH 21
Tickets are priced from $18.00 - $28.00 and MAY be purchased through FringeTix
Companion Card holders welcome.
Holden Street Theatres - The Studio
34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh SA.
News About That Boy at Holden Street Theatres
Safari Street Presents LOST LIVES At Adelaide Fringe 2021
February 02, 2021
Amongst all the eclectic and exciting performances on show for Adelaide's festival season, new local theatre collective Safari Street Creative will premiere its second production as part of Adelaide Fringe 2021 at Holden Street Theatres.
Holden Street Theatres and Martha Lott Present THAT BOY
January 18, 2021
Tom is 7, cheeky and out of control. Mum's inherited coping mechanisms don’t work and for a boy who “isn’t bad enough to be diagnosed”, there isn’t any support. Change is unmanageable in a crisis so now it’s survival. For Sarah, there must be light at the end of the tunnel, at any cost.
DIRT Comes to Holden Street Theatres
January 17, 2021
Award-winning theatre maker Patrick Livesey (The Boy, George and Gone Girls) returns to Holden Street Theatres from 18 February to 21 March for the 2021 Adelaide Fringe with the world-premiere play, DIЯT, commissioned by and starring he and his partner, Wil King (ABC's Why Are You Like This*).
GONE GIRLS Comes to 2020 Adelaide Fringe
January 12, 2020
Adelaide's award winning theatre maker Patrick Livesey (The Boy, George 2019 Adelaide Fringe) returns to Holden Street with his brand new drag satire, Gone Girls, for the 2020 Adelaide Fringe.
London Classic Theatre Announce Autumn Tour Of NO MAN'S LAND
July 17, 2019
London Classic Theatre today announce their UK tour of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, with the company's Artistic Director Michael Cabot directing Nicholas Gasson, Joel Macey, Graham O'Mara and Moray Treadwell. The new production opens at Hull Truck Theatre on 12 September, with previews from 5 September at Oldham Coliseum, and visits 22 venues in total before the tour concludes at Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells on 2 November.
BWW Review: BORDERTOWN at Holden Street Theatres
April 05, 2019
There are lots of laughs, and some deeper issues, delivered with flair by the cast.
London Classic Theatre Announces Extension And New Cast Of UK Tour Of MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD
January 21, 2019
Following the recent news that a fire had destroyed the entire set of their touring production on New Year's Eve, London Classic Theatre are pleased to announce that the extension of the UK tour of Charlotte Keatley's My Mother Said I Never Should will go ahead as planned. Kathryn Ritchie returns to play Jackie Metcalfe and will be joined by Rebecca Birch (Rosie Metcalfe), Lisa Burrows (Margaret Bradley) and Judith Paris (Doris Partington). Artistic Director of LCT, Michael Cabot, directs the production, which tours to a further 14 venues in 2019. The tour starts at New Theatre Royal Portsmouth on 6 February, with performances in Newtown, Ipswich, Doncaster, Middlesbrough, Richmond, Derby, Poole, Winchester, Worthing, Epsom, Swansea and Oldham before concluding at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford in April. Press night will take place on Wednesday 27 February at Richmond Theatre.