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 a
bout 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 2021 nationwide tour currently in development.

Images by David Monteith-Hodge