Producer: 29 Scenes - Fiona Stafford
Writer: Fleur Murphy
Directed By: Tom Royce-Hampton

A coming-of-age birthday party. The threat of an approaching bushfire. A deeply held family secret is revealed.


Short Reviews

Murphy’s writing crackles with dark wit and beauty.
Theatre People
urphy’s story-telling sparkles… Murphy writes whirling, unfiltered emotion most powerfully
Australian Stage
Hearth is an extraordinarily prescient play for our times. With its mixture of pathos and humour, it’s seamlessly crafted from go to woe. The characters are complex and highly conflicted, their stories delicately woven and delivered through emotionally charged language that leaves you floored.
Raimondo Cortese, Playwright


Technical Information

Technical Rating: N/A
Touring Party: 9
Bump-in Time: 5-6 hours hrs
Bump-out Time: 3-4 hours hrs
Interval: No




Transport Notes

Audience & Marketing Notes

Selling Points

  • Critically acclaimed creative team and cast
  • Relatability and topical nature of the story/characters
  • Featured on 2022 VCE Theatre Studies Playlist, longlisted for the Theatre503 Award in London, shortlisted for the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award.
  • Champions female playwright that originally grew up in country Vic. An original work that “comes out of the regions”.
  • An opportunity to engage with the community and really offer a work that represents their experiences/way of life.

Community Engagement

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Content Warning





Venue Format

Proscenium Arch, Black Box, Flat Floor (as long as there is a rig and enough space) Min stage area of around 7m x 7m


85 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)



Budget & Fees

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In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2022/2023. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $35,000

Weekly Sell Off: $13,900

Per Performance: $N/A

Royalties: 10%


Technical Specifications

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