A debt collector, a drag queen, a rogue chemist and a manic-depressive walk into a pub...

THIS MUCH IS TRUE continues the story of Lewis from "Summer of The Aliens" and "Cosi". Now he's older, a writer and lives in an inner-city suburb filled with public housing, the underclass and characters who could only exist in such a place. He attends the 150-year-old pub, The Rising Sun, where he mixes with the locals, including an ice chemist, a once famous drag queen, a violent debt collector, a con man, a manic depressive and a fixer.

These stories are true.

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
Touring Party

Audience warnings: contains drug references and coarse language.

Critical Stages is one of Australia’s leading producers of touring theatre. We make outstanding theatre accessible to audiences everywhere. We have toured productions by some of Australia’s leading theatre makers to regional and remote audiences across Australia and New Zealand. The work of Critical Stages has won multiple Green Room Awards and has been nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring production. The company has been awarded National Touring Status from Playing Australia from 2018.

Critical Stages is currently touring work by artists from across Australia including Salvador Dinosaur (Otto and Astrid, The Orchid and the Crow), The Good Room (I Want to Know What Love Is, I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You), Belloo Creative (Motherland, Hanako), Red Stitch (Jurassica, American Song), Sheridan Harbridge (Nosferatutu), Asking for Trouble (Fort, Bottle Collector), Little Red Productions (Lady Beatle) and much more. For more on our full touring menu head to: http://criticalstages.com.au/available-to-tour/

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Unique Selling Point

This is the first new play in over 10 years from one of Australia’s most renowned and celebrated playwrights, Louis Nowra, continuing the story of his iconic works COSI and SUMMER OF THE ALIENS.

The premiere season at the Old Fitz in 2017 sold out before it opened and received an extraordinary popular critical response.

The show features superb performances by a stellar ensemble &creative team, impeccably directed by Toby Schmitz.

Nowra has created a collection of wonderfully eccentric characters, immediately recognisable from local pubs everywhere!

This show is truly something special, we're thrilled to be taking this new play on tour.

Marketing Materials

Full marketing packs will be available to Presenters, including marketing copy, design collateral (template posters and flyers), media release, programme, collated reviews and videos.

In 2018 Currency Press will be publishing the trilogy of "Lewis" plays in a new edition (Summer of the Aliens, Cosi and This Much Is True).

Community Engagement

Members of the cast, and potentially also the creative team where schedules permit, will be available for workshops in 'Storytelling for actors' especially for young people (15-25 years) and emerging artists.