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COSI - presented by Beenleigh Theatre Group

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Mozart and Madness come to Beenleigh Theatre Group

The audience favourite, COSI by Australian playwright Louis Nowra, is back for a strictly limited season this Autumn.

Tickets are now on sale for this upcoming production by the Beenleigh Theatre Group.

Directed by Timothy Wynn and featuring a talented local cast, COSI is the tale of Lewis Riley and his journey of music, madness and self-discovery.


The year is 1971. While his friends march in protest against the Vietnam War, Lewis Riley, lands his first job out of university directing a production of Mozart's opera Cosi fan Tutte... in a mental asylum. With a cast of madmen - ranging from pyromaniacs and manic-depressives, to drug addicts and obsessive compulsive disorder sufferers - Lewis grapples with the politics of theatre, true madness and love.

COSI explores the life lesson that Lewis experiences as his life is touched by these extraordinary people.


Image appears courtesy of Adam Finch

Louis Nowra's semi-autobiographical play was first performed in 1992 and went on to become one of the most produced Australian plays. It was also adapted into the popular 1996 film Cosi, directed by Mark Joffe and starring Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto, Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths.

Image appears courtesy of Adam Finch

Don't miss this strictly limited season of COSI by the Beenleigh Theatre Group, which will play at Crete Street Theatre on 21, 22, 28, 29 April and 5 and 6 May (Fri 7:30pm and Sat 2pm & 7:30pm).

Tickets are now on sale through beenleightheatregroup.com. Prices are as follows: Early Bird $22, Adult $30, Concession $25, Group Bookings (10 or more) $20.00 each and school bookings are available on request.

Don't miss out - get your tickets before the asylum shuts its doors for good.

For all the latest on this exciting theatre production in Brisbane, please visit www.beenleightheatregroup.com and www.facebook.com/BeenleighTheatre

Image appears courtesy of Adam Finch
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When: 21 April - 6 May
Where: Beenleigh Theatre Group, Crete Street Theatre Cnr of Kent / Crete St, Beenleigh QLD 4207
Cost: Tickets $20-$30
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