Frontier Comedy are thrilled to announce that Logie Award-winning, AFI nominated writer and performer Mary Coustas (Acropolis Now, Effie Just Quietly, Greeks On The Roof) is bringing her hit one woman theatrical production Effie - The Virgin Bride back due to popular demand. Its acclaimed debut season in 2016 saw Mary sell out multiple shows in both Melbourne and Sydney.
‘ A sharply-written, multifaceted, deftly-performed one woman show filled with laughter, love...and a surprisingly emotional final act.’ – Herald Sun
Fans can see Australian comedy icon Effie - alongside her immaculately conceived daughter Aphrodite and her womanising yet lovable Uncle Vasili - at the mother of all weddings at the Comedy Theatre this May.
This multimedia extravaganza full of music, dancing, and audience interaction is bound to be a night youse won’t forget!
Last year’s debut season of Effie - The Virgin Bride saw Coustas performing her three charmingly unconventional characters (Aphie, Uncle Vasili, and of course, Effie) for a mammoth ten nights at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre, with four shows added to meet public demand, proving that after almost three decades in entertainment, the public still cannot get enough of Mary and her outrageous yet lovable characters.
In Effie - The Virgin Bride fans can look forward to meeting Aphrodite, Effie’s five year old immaculately conceived cute little boofhead daughter, who unknowingly reveals Effie’s biggest secrets to us. Nothing is sacred. Aphie’s infectious innocence reminds us that the truth is never more entertaining than when uttered from the mouths of babes.
Coustas will also play Uncle Vasili, Effie’s womanising and loveable uncle who has flown in from Greece especially for Effie’s wedding. His poignant and candid confession about his life, marriage and the price he’s paid for his after hour activities somehow makes this short, unattractive, politically-incorrect man oddly endearing and completely unforgettable. As Mary says, “Vasili is my love letter to short, middle-aged, delusional Greek men.” Of course, Australia’s favourite Greek Goddess and the original Bacheloreffe Effie will also take to the stage.
Mary Coustas has been loved by Australian audiences since she first brought her most loved character Effie to the public in the hugely successful theatre production Wogs Out Of Work. Coustas’ portrayal of Effie has since landed her a Logie for Most Popular Comedy Personality in 1993, a Variety Heart Award as voted by her industry peers, a Top 20 single with her duet Amigos Para Siempre alongside Norman Gunstan, a book Effie’s Guide To Being Up Yourself and a record deal in 2015 with Effie’s Classic 90s Hits.
Don’t miss your chance to see Australia’s favourite Greek Goddess gain a husband and lose a cherry in the encore season of this stage sensation! Don’t miss out!