Mary Coustas announces 2023 Australian tour

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Mary Coustas announces 2023 Australian tour

After a successful season at the Opera House and a series of rave reviews, This Is Personal will be gracing venues across the country to give Australians a powerful and unforgettable insight into the woman behind the infamous and iconic boofhead Effie. 

Brilliantly directed by Blazey Best (Well Behaved Women, Sensitive Guys, Kings for Pigs), Mary addresses questions from her inquisitive daughter, her answers forcing her to reflect on what she can offer from her own life experience… and more importantly what she can’t. The audience are introduced to the characters from Mary’s family who have shaped her life.

Mary Coustas tour dates

  • Canberra, Canberra Theatre Centre 3 – 4 March: Pre-Sale Dec 12 | On-Sale Dec 14
  • Brisbane, Brisbane Powerhouse 8 – 11 March (Preview 8 March): Pre-Sale Dec 12 | On-Sale Dec 14
  • Adelaide, Adelaide Festival Centre – Dunston Playhouse 4 – 6 May (Preview 4 May): Pre-Sale Dec 9 | On-Sale Dec 13
  • Darwin, Darwin Entertainment Centre – Playhouse 10 – 13 May: Pre-Sale Dec 12 | On-Sale Dec 14
  • Sydney, The Concourse Chatswood 13 – 17 June (Preview 13 June): Pre-Sale Dec 12 | On-Sale Dec 14
  • Melbourne, Arts Centre Melbourne – Playhouse 27 June – 1 July (Preview 27 June): Pre-Sale Dec 13 | On-Sale Dec 15

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Laced with Coustas’ comedic flair, This Is Personal is a kaleidoscopic exploration of love, loss and laughter, and how all three come to define us.

“This show gives me the freedom to discuss the themes we all face in this life – race, gender, belonging, and freedom of expression. Now, I feel I am ready to tackle these issues of the human condition as Mary. To step away from the puppet and expose the puppeteer,” Coustas says.

Coustas has starred in multiple national tours (Wogs Out of Work, Effie the Virgin Bride) and brought powerhouse persona Effie into living rooms around Australia in the seminal sitcom Acropolis Now (for which she was awarded a Logie for Most Popular Comedy Personality) and Greeks on The Roof (Seven Network).

Mary has continued to thrill audiences with many stage shows since. She is also the author of Effie’s Guide to Being Up Yourself and the critically acclaimed memoir All I Know.

More information and tickets here.