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Melbourne Theatre Company

Event Date: 28 August 2018 05:00 PM

‘A great Australian comedy.’
Sydney Morning Herald

‘Let’s aim for the stars!’

It’s 1971 Australia and outside a nation is protesting the war in Vietnam. Inside, a cast of complete amateurs are preparing for a performance of Mozart’s famous comic opera, Così Fan Tutte, even though no-one can sing, act or speak Italian. Its aspiring young director, Lewis, has just finished drama school and his first directing gig is at a psychiatric facility. What could possibly go wrong?

Welcome to the mayhem of Louis Nowra’s Così. A darkly funny and deeply moving ensemble piece, Così has occupied a special place in the hearts of Australians since Toni Collette, Ben Mendelsohn and Barry Otto starred in the acclaimed 1996 film. With its motley crew of lovable characters, Così offers a poignant reminder of the transformative power of music and performance, and how art can make us soar – even if just for a moment.

Sarah Goodes (A Doll’s House, Part 2) directs this warm-hearted, laugh-out-loud comedy classic with a stellar cast including the star of ABC’s Cleverman series, Hunter Page-Lochard; Esther Hannaford, fresh from her acclaimed role in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; and MTC favourite Katherine Tonkin (Three Little Words).

‘Così occupies a special place
in the Australian canon.’

Actor Katherine Tonkin discusses appearing in Louis Nowra’s comedy, Così.

The Daily Review

A co-production with Sydney Theatre Company

Cosi was first performed by Company B at Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney in 1992.

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