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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