Fleeing his family in regional Goulburn, Shane finds himself in Sydneys Kings Cross district. Attempting to build a surrogate family in the city, he confuses the two families. The city lover he worships morphs into the brother he fears. Meanwhile, Peter, an older man who is dealing with the imminent death of his elderly mother, is himself rendered maternal by the needs of runaway Shane.
Strangers in Between, a captivating Australian classic from Tommy Murphy, the acclaimed playwright of Holding the Man is an unflinching look at the highs and lows of growing up gay in modern Australia, bursting with laugh-out-loud one-liners, simmering sexual tension and heartfelt confessions.
The plays exceptional storytelling and heartfelt exploration of personal growth earned it the prestigious Best Play Award at the New South Wales Premieres Literary Awards.
It made its debut at the renowned Griffin Theatre Company in Sydney, when it broke box office records.
It received its critically acclaimed UK premiere at the Kings Head Theatre in 2016, directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher.