Torch the Place
Presented by Melbourne Theatre Company
Fairfax Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne
Writer – Benjamin Law
Director – Dean Bryant
Associate Director – Margot Morales Tanjutco
Set Designer – Isabel Hudson
Lighting Designer – Amelia Lever-Davidson
Costume Designer – Kat Chan
Composer & Sound Designer – Clem Williams
Stage Manager – Julia Smith
Max Brown, Fiona Choi, Michelle Lim Davidson, Diana Lin, Charles Wu
Photography: Jeff Busby
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. 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 chaotic moments that bring families closer together.
Renowned director Dean Bryant (The Lady in the Van) brings an irresistible energy to this poignant modern comedy, with a stellar cast including Fiona Choi (The Family Law), Michelle Lim Davidson (An Ideal Husband), Diana Lin (Little Emperors) and Charles Wu(Mosquitoes).