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‘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.’

The Daily Review


A co-production with Sydney Theatre Company

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

Cast & Crew

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Paul Blackwell

Roy

Esther Hannaford

Esther Hannaford

Julie

Hunter Page-Lochard

Hunter Page-Lochard

Lewis

Robert Menzies

Robert Menzies

Henry

Rahel Romahn

Rahel Romahn

Doug

Katherine Tonkin

Katherine Tonkin

Ruth

Sarah Goodes

Sarah Goodes

Director

Dale Ferguson

Dale Ferguson

Set Designer

Jonathon Oxlade

Jonathon Oxlade

Costume Designer

Venues

Attendance Information

  • This production contains coarse language, sexual references, drug references and references to suicide. For detailed information about the production’s content click here.

    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.

  • Hearing Assistance Wheelchair accessible Audio Description Tactile Tour Open Captioning

    Così will be Audio Described on Saturday 18 May, 2pm and Tuesday 21 May, 6.30pm, with a tactile tour at 1pm prior to the Saturday performance.

    Captions are available via a screen for the 2pm performance on Saturday 25 May.

    You can learn more about access services at MTC here.