Details

Suffering from a serious illness, Helen is forced to hire a carer while her devoted partner takes a short overseas trip. Fiercely independent, she concedes to the deal by hiring the least likely candidate; a young, unqualified, homeless tradie called Lennie, with a dangerous past. As their different worlds collide, an extraordinary bond is formed across the cultural taboos of age and class and a tragic pact takes shape.

After charming MTC audiences with What Rhymes with Cars and Girls, award-winning playwright Aidan Fennessy returns with the world premiere of this uplifting, hilarious and deeply moving new work directed by Peter Houghton (The Odd Couple), starring Linda Cropper (Offspring).

Commissioned by MTC with the support of the Joan & Peter Clemenger Trust.


Linda Cropper discusses her role in the world premiere of The Architect.

Cast & Crew

Nicholas Bell

Nicholas Bell

John Stafford

Linda Cropper

Linda Cropper

Helen Pyefinch

Joel Jackson

Joel Jackson

Leonard

Stephen Phillips

Stephen Phillips

Jeremy Pyefinch

Peter Houghton

Peter Houghton

Director

Christina Smith

Christina Smith

Set & Costume Designer

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Lighting Designer

David Franzke

J David Franzke

Composer & Sound Designer

News & Reviews

Reviews

Fennessy’s writing is beautiful.

Herald Sun (What Rhymes with Cars and Girls)

Fennessey blends comedy and suspense in The Architect.

The Age

Venues

Attendance Information

  • Contains coarse language and mature content. For detailed information about the production’s content click here.

    Further details regarding this production’s content will be available closer to the season. Please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800 for more information.

  • Hearing Assistance Wheelchair accessible Audio Description Tactile Tour Open Captioning

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