@Cosi Play – Rehearsal
2nd March – 2nd April
The Kings Head Theatre presents Cosi by Louis Nowra directed by previous Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company Wayne Harrison
Young theatre director Lewis is staging a production of Mozart’s comic opera Così fan tutte. The catch? The cast are patients from a mental institution, none of whom can speak Italian… or sing. Can this unlikely cohort, including an obsessive-compulsive, a manic depressive and a junkie, pull it off? Or will a patient with a penchant for pyromania spoil all the fun?
As Vietnam War protests rage outside and Lewis confronts the enormity of his task, he begins to realise the frightening and attractive power of madness, politics, theatre and love.
photos (c) www.stagehotographer.co.uk | Andreas Grieger