AMPAG, Melbourne Theatre Company Melbourne Theatre Company:Così

Così

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May 2019

Sat 04 

Melbourne Theatre Company

Melbourne Theatre Company

SouthbankVIC

 
 

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.

‘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 ofLouis Nowra’sCosì. 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.

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’sCleverman series,Hunter Page-Lochard;Esther Hannaford, fresh from her acclaimed role inBeautiful: The Carole King Musical; and MTC favouriteKatherine Tonkin (Three Little Words).

A co-production with Sydney Theatre Company

Visit MTC's website for booking details and more information.