An Aussie classic full of comedy mayhem

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.



Mondays and Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 9.15pm
Wednesdays to Saturdays, 8pm to 10.45pm

Friday 1 November to Saturday 14 December 2019

Previews 1 to 4 Nov 2019
Season 6 Nov to 14 Dec 2019
Preview performances 8pm
In-season evening performances: Mon & Tue 6.30pm; Wed to Sat 8pm
Matinee performances: Wed 1pm; Sat 2pm
Schools Days performances: Tue 6.30pm Wed 11.30am


Adult Mon - Thu: $103.00
Seniors cardholders: $93.00
Concession: $82.00
Under 30: $50.00
Fri & Sat: $108.00
Preview: $75.00

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