Image: David Monteith-Hodge


Written by Richard Chilver

Director – Alex Vendittelli

Marc/Adam- Jonathan Milshaw

Dramaturg – Dominic Kelly

Script Consultant – Matthew Todd

Producer – Sedef Hekimgil

Press – James Russell


Is Marc safe? The answer is on a hidden video, a mobile phone recording which is about to go viral. Hold is a tale of anxiety, isolation, paranoia and dependency. A story of two men who fall in love and become the biggest threats to one another.

A solo work exploring coercive and controlling behaviour within a gay male relationship. This rehearsed reading took place at Theatre 503 and Lakeside Theatre in November 2018.

Support gratefully received from Arts Council England, Dame Judi Dench and Dame Penelope Wilton. Hold has been developed with input and support from subject experts SaferPlaces and ManKind Initiative.

Hold has been developed with The Salon Collective with a 2020 nationwide tour currently in development.

Images: David Monteith-Hodge


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