Mary Coustas feeling right at home with This Is Personal at Arts Centre Melbourne

by | Dec 13, 2022

Iconic Aussie actress and comedian Mary Coustas is back in town for her This Is Personal tour at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse from 27 June to 2 July 2023.

This one-woman show is a kaleidoscopic exploration of love, loss, and laughter and how all three have come to define the person behind the infamous character Effie.

“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,” said Mary Coustas.

Mary 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 (Logie Nomination for Most Popular Comedy Personality).

The Melbourne-born performer has continued to thrill audiences with many shows since and authored Effie’s Guide to Being Up Yourself and critically acclaimed memoir All I Know.

The arrival of This Is Personal is a defining moment – collaborating with Director Blazey Best (Well Behaved Women, Sensitive Guys, Kings for Pigs) to deliver a work of brilliant honesty and catharsis.

June 27 – July 2, 2023

Related Posts

Sci-fi dance phenomenon FUTURE CARGO to premiere in Adelaide

Sci-fi dance phenomenon FUTURE CARGO to premiere in Adelaide

FUTURE CARGO, the critically acclaimed sci-fi dance phenomenon, will make its Australian premiere at Adelaide Fringe in 2024. Created by David Rosenberg, best known for the immersive shipping container series Darkfield, and Frauke Requardt, one of the UK's most...



The Sydney Comedy Festival is thrilled to announce the next round of hilarious comedians taking part in the 2024 Festival on from 22nd April to 19th May next year. Adding to the uproarious roster of international talent returning to Sydney’s stages is fast-thinking...