by Louis Nowra

30 April — 8 June 2019

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

Welcome to the mayhem of Louis Nowra’s Così, a poignant reminder of the transformative power of music and performance, and how art can make us soar – even if just for a moment.

Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including a 20-minute interval.

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This is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars

'There’s a timelessness to the themes, and a liveliness to this production, that should win every heart and make audiences proud of Australian theatre'

The Age
This is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars

'A well cast rollercoaster ride of pathos and black comedy'


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Join us for a joyous evening with the much-loved comedy classic, Così.

Louis Nowra's unique Australian comedy comes back to life in this acclaimed new production by director Sarah Goodes (A Doll's House, Part 2).

Inspired by playwright Louis Nowra's own life, this heartwarming production follows young director, Lewis, as he attempts to direct Mozart's opera, Così fan tutte, at a local psychiatric hospital, with a cast who can't sing, act or speak Italian. What could possibly go wrong?

With its crew of loveable characters brought to life by an outstanding ensemble cast, Così is a joyous evening celebrating the power of music, art and community.


A co-production with Sydney Theatre Company

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


  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

  • Audio Described

  • Tactile Tour

  • Open Captioning

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

Open Captioning
via screen
Saturday 8 June, 2pm
Artwork for Gabriel Fancourt

Gabriel Fancourt

Zac / Nick

Artwork for Esther Hannaford

Esther Hannaford

Julie / Lucy

Artwork for Glenn Hazeldine

Glenn Hazeldine



Bessie Holland


Artwork for Sean Keenan

Sean Keenan


Robert Menzies

Robert Menzies



Rahel Romahn


Katherine Tonkin

Katherine Tonkin


Artwork for George Zhao

George Zhao



Sarah Goodes


Dale Ferguson

Dale Ferguson

Set Designer


Jonathon Oxlade

Costume Designer

Niklas Pajanti

Niklas Pajanti

Lighting Designer


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

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