The Overcoat:
a musical

Created by Michael, Rosemarie and Constantine Costi
Directed by Constantine Costi
Book and lyrics by Michael Costi
Based on the short story by Nikolai Gogol, from a literal translation by Alena Lodkina

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 15 Nov – 1 Dec 2018

    Created by siblings Rosemarie, Constantine, and Michael Costi, this new musical is the tale of an office worker’s tragic quest for warmth and connection in frantic city streets that pulse to the rhythm of a Russian jazz trio.

    Nikolai is a clerk in St Petersburg and a social outsider – perpetually uncomfortable in his skin. Following an embarrassing exchange with a colleague, he decides to sell everything he owns in order to buy a brand new overcoat in a desperate effort to change his life forever.


    Created by Michael, Rosemarie and Constantine Costi
    Director Constantine Costi
    Book and lyrics Michael Costi
    Production Designer Emma Vine
    Lighting Designer Alex Berlage
    Composer Rosemarie Costi
    Stage Manager Bronte Schuftan


    Laura Bunting
    Kate Cheel

    Aaron Tsindos
    Charles Wu

    Sarah Evans
    Tate Sheridan
    Josh Willard


    • What is 25A?

      This show is part of 25A.
      It has been made by independent and emerging artists.
      They have produced and marketed it themselves.
      They get 100% of the box office and the theatre for free.
      Their task is to make a show for less than $1500.

      Thanks for supporting the artists of the future.

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