AMPAG, Melbourne Theatre Company Melbourne Theatre Company:Torch the Place

Torch the Place

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February 2020

Fri 14 

Melbourne Theatre Company

Melbourne Theatre Company

Arts Centre Melbourne Fairfax Studio

MelbourneVIC

 
 

Benjamin Law makes his playwriting debut with Torch the Place, a poignant modern comedy about finding clarity in the clutter of life.

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.

Renowned directorDean Bryant (The Lady in the Van) brings an irresistible energy to this poignant modern comedy, with a stellar cast includingFiona Choi (The Family Law), Michelle Lim Davidson (An Ideal Husband), andDiana Lin (Little Emperors).

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