Overview

Synopsis

Aidan Fennessy returns to MTC with the world premiere of The Architect, a surprising and suspenseful story of two unlikely housemates.
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Reviews

Fennessy’s writing is beautiful.

Herald Sun (What Rhymes with Cars and Girls)
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Synopsis

Hiring a temporary carer requires some serious vetting. When Helen’s partner John heads off on a brief overseas trip she takes in a dubious young drifter and jack-of-all-trades to look after her through her illness. With a winning smile and incorrigible zest for life, he could be just the medicine she needs – if it wasn’t for the titanic secret he’s hiding. As an unexpected bond forms between them, tables begin to turn and Helen faces choices that are both intimate and monumental.

After charming MTC audiences with What Rhymes with Cars and Girls and moving them with the powerful National Interest, playwright Aidan Fennessy returns with the world premiere of The Architect. This surprising and suspenseful story of two unlikely housemates is humorous, startling and deeply poignant.

Peter Houghton (The Odd Couple) directs Linda Cropper (Offspring) as the feisty and fiercely determined Helen.

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

Linda Cropper

Linda Cropper

Helen 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 strong language and mature content. 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.