Così – With Exclusive Pre-Show Event
Join Playwave and Sydney Theatre Company for an exciting new take on a ‘night at the theatre’. Your $25 ticket is so much more than entry to the play — it’s also access to an exclusive pre-show event featuring an in-conversation with STC Artistic Director Kip Williams.
It’s your chance to meet other young theatre lovers and go behind-the-scenes of STC’s new production of this beloved Australian classic.
The conversation will be MC’d by Jessica Arthur, STC’s Resident Director, and you’ll get your chance to ask Kip all about this funny, heart-warming and era-defining play.
Then, head into the theatre to see Così come alive on stage.
About the play
This heart-warming and hilarious Australian comedy comes to STC for the first time.
Set in a psychiatric facility, Così is a play about friendship, romance, community and difference. It’s 1971 and Australia is protesting the war in Vietnam. But inside the hospital, the resident patients are listening to Mozart, learning their lines and occasionally skipping their medication. It’s art, it’s mayhem, it’s a wonderful roller coaster all the way to opening night.
The icing on the cake is that it’s all based on playwright Louis Nowra’s own life. In the 1970s, he himself directed a musical with patients from Melbourne’s Mont Park Psychiatric Hospital. The one-off performance brought joy to everyone involved.
Now, Helpmann Award-winning Director Sarah Goodes (The Children) brings this joy to our stage. With its cast of loveable characters, Così offers a touching reminder of how art can make our spirits soar.
★★★★½ “Dare I say, you’d be mad to miss this production of Così, which so effectively conveys the humour and poignancy of an Australian theatre classic.” Limelight
Play running time: 8:00pm-10:40pm (2hr 40mins, including interval)
The Risky Stuff: Strong language, adult themes. Subject to change.