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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 and Peter Clemenger Trust.

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