Supporting Artists and Building Audiences


Leah Cotterell grew up in a family of eccentrics, full of dreams and ideas, but often wandering the maze of serious mental illness. As the last Cotterell left in the wild, Leah has spent recent years advocating and caring for her family members. In this musical theatre work, through a double entry accounting reconciliation of loves and losses, wonders and despairs, Leah introduces the audience to her extraordinary story in song, spoken word and nostalgic imagery.

Leah is has been delighting audiences across Australia for decades and is accompanied by Stephen Russell, one of Australia’s most accomplished jazz pianists.

Songs included in this production include:

‘Small Blessings’


and the title song ‘The Pleasure of Sad Songs’

A showcase of Leah’s performances can be seen at

For more information, contact Annie on 0417 768 487 or