Così

by Louis Nowra

30 April — 8 June 2019

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

‘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?

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‘A great Australian comedy.’

Sydney Morning Herald

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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 Esther Hannaford, fresh from her acclaimed role in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; and MTC favourite Katherine Tonkin (Three Little Words).

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A co-production with Sydney Theatre Company

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

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

  • Audio Described

  • Tactile Tour

Performance Type Performance Date(s)
Audio Described Saturday 18 May at 2pm
Tuesday 21 May at 6.30pm
Tactile Tour Prior to the Saturday performance at 1pm



Artwork for Gabriel Fancourt

Gabriel Fancourt

Nick / Zac

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Esther Hannaford

Julie / Lucy

Artwork for Glenn Hazeldine

Glenn Hazeldine

Henry

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Bessie Holland

Cherry

Artwork for Sean Keenan

Sean Keenan

Lewis

Robert Menzies

Robert Menzies

Roy

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Rahel Romahn

Doug

Katherine Tonkin

Katherine Tonkin

Ruth

Artwork for George Zhao

George Zhao

Justin

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Sarah Goodes

Director

Dale Ferguson

Dale Ferguson

Set Designer

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Jonathon Oxlade

Costume Designer

Niklas Pajanti

Niklas Pajanti

Lighting Designer

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Chris Williams

Composer & Sound Designer

Artwork for Amy Holley

Amy Holley

Associate Sound Designer

Artwork for Rachel Chant

Rachel Chant

Assistant Director

The Sumner

140 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank, Victoria 3006