This Is Personal is a candid and intimate one woman show that combines the coarse tapestry of Coustas’ migrant upbringing in Melbourne’s suburbs and
her recent experience of motherhood.

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 meets the
hilarious characters from Mary’s family who have shaped her life – including Mary’s younger self who created the suit of armour we’ve come to know as
“Effie”.

“I am ready to step away from the puppet and expose the puppeteer”Mary Coustas

 

Upcoming Dates

Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra 
3 – 4 March 2023

Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane 
8 – 10 March 2023 (Preview 8 March)

Adelaide Festival Centre – Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide 
4 – 6 May 2023 (Preview 4 May)

Darwin Entertainment Centre – Playhouse, Darwin 
10 – 13 May 2023

The Concourse Chatswood, Sydney
13 – 17 June 2023 (Preview 13 June)

Arts Centre Melbourne – Playhouse, Melbourne
27 June – 2 July 2023 (Preview 27 June)

“But it’s her signature comedic flair that shines throughout, ensuring the performance is as hilarious as it is (sometimes) heartbreaking”
– Time Out

“This Is Personal’ is an absolute masterclass in theatrical storytelling. Mary Coustas is a seasoned pro and it shows in every minute that she knocks it out of the park at the Sydney Opera House. What a joy and a privilege it is to see a woman “of a certain age” absolutely owning her experience, creativity,
talent, wisdom and most of all her inherited gift “to find the funny.”
– Theatre Travels