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12-27 March 2021

Louis Nowra's Australian classic 

COSI

Directed by Megan Dansie

 

In the burnt-out theatre of a psychiatric hospital in the 1970s, Lewis, a young director, takes on Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte with a group of patients with no stage experience, but plenty to say. 

They challenge Lewis on everything: the opera’s themes, the Vietnam War, even his personal life, and he struggles to keep control. But as he hears their stories, and sees them spreading their wings, he begins to see things, and his cast, in a new light. 

 Based on Louis Nowra’s own experience, COSI is a very funny and moving tribute to the healing power of performance, and the theatre in general. 

 You’d be mad to miss it!

DIRECTOR'S COMMENTS:

This is a classic play, and deserves to be revived. It is one of the great ensemble pieces of Australian theatre. It is very funny, while having moving moments. It offers wonderful opportunities for a cast to play characters with often tragic backgrounds and mental illnesses, and then spread their comic wings to create a truly funny and absurd play within a play.

CAST

Jenny Allan - Ruth
Rory Miller Frost - Zac
Nathan Brown - Justin
Matt Chapman - Lewis
Tom Edmonds-Wilson - Nick
Laura Evans - Lucy
Brian Godfrey - Henry
Michele Hrvatin - Cherry
Alyssa Peters - Julie
Jethro Pidd - Doug
April Stuart - Roy

 Tickets on sale January 2021!