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Torch the Place

MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY

For his hysterically funny and moving stage premiere, Benjamin Law employs his effortless self-deprecating wit to spark joy in the clutter.

Season 8 February – 21 March 2020
Sessions During APAM Gathering 8pm Wed 26 Feb, 8pm Thur 27 Feb, 8pm Fri 28 Feb
Venue Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Teresa’s mum finds it impossible to let anything go – from grudges to household objects. She thinks of her home as a museum full of irreplaceable treasures. But she’s not really a curator – she’s a hoarder – and her house is enough to give Marie Kondo heart palpitations. When her kids return home to celebrate her 60th birthday, she’s over the moon to have the family back together. But this isn’t a reunion. It’s an intervention.

Celebrated TV writer, Benjamin Law (The Family Law) is one of this country’s brightest literary stars. For his hysterically funny and moving stage premiere, Law employs his effortless self-deprecating wit to spark joy in the clutter and find truth in those crazy moments that bring families closer together.

Torch the Place features a stellar cast including Fiona Choi (The Family Law), Michelle Lim Davidson (An Ideal Husband), and Diana Lin (Little Emperors).

ABOUT THE SHOW

Dates 8 February – 21 March 2020
Venue Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
Running Time To be announced.
Warnings Contains coarse language, sexual references and mature themes.
Other details Audio description: 29 February at 2:00 PM, Tactile tour: 29 February at 2:00 PM

Torch the Place was commissioned through MTC’s NEXT STAGE Writers’ Program with the support of MTC’s Playwrights Giving Circle Donors, The Ian Potter Foundation, Naomi Milgrom Foundation, The Myer Foundation, Malcolm Robertson Foundation and The University of Melbourne.