A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life

A Fortunate Life

A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life

Adapted for the stage by Jenny Davis & Stuart Halusz. Directed by Stuart Halusz. Featuring Michael Abercromby, Benj D'Addario and Rebecca Davis.
Resilience, fortitude, love…an ordinary man’s extraordinary life in 20th Century Western Australia.

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ACE CINEMAS MIDLAND February 5, 6, 12, 13 

GRAND CINEMAS BUNBURY February 16 – 20

A striking collaboration between artists of stage and screen honours the trials and triumphs of extraordinary everyman A.B Facey, whose award-winning Australian classic autobiography, A Fortunate Life, has been adapted for theatrical presentation.

Stuart Halusz, Artistic Director of THEATRE 180, is thrilled to be working with new entertainment platform, CinemaStage, to bring this classic 20th Century tale into a new era of storytelling, with live performances at cinemas throughout Western Australia.

‘A Fortunate Life’ embraces themes that are intrinsic to our history and culture as modern Australians – resilience, fortitude, hope and integrity, bringing the beloved bushland to the big screen and placing humanity centre-stage.

As A.B Facey’s extraordinary story unfolds, audiovisual projections and live actors evoke distinct natural environments, definitive historic events, and the daily grind of farmers, settlers and city dwellers throughout 20th Century Western Australia.

All ages are invited to experience this groundbreaking theatrical production – connect with generations past and present through this incredible true story – gain insight from Facey’s experiences as a bushman, sportsman, railway ganger, a World War 1 soldier and a 20th Century family man. This is a unique opportunity to become immersed in modern history and experience the combined impact of live theatre and cinema.

Image: Stewart Thorpe Photography

 

ACE Cinemas Midland, 274 Great Eastern Highway, Feb 5, 6, 12, 13

05 Feb 2022

06 Feb 2022

12 Feb 2022

13 Feb 2022

Grand Cinemas Bunbury, 33 Clifton Street, Feb 16 - 20

16 Feb 2022

17 Feb 2022

17 Feb 2022

18 Feb 2022

18 Feb 2022

19 Feb 2022

19 Feb 2022

20 Feb 2022

A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life

The Team

Writers

Jenny Davis
Stuart Halusz

Director

Stuart Halusz

Cast

Michael Abercromby
Benj D'Addario
Rebecca Davis

Audio Visual Design / Production

Green Man Media

Sound Designer

Ben Collins

Theme Song Composer

Craig Skelton

Stage Managers

Garry Ferguson

Additional Information & Acknowledgements

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We are so excited to announce we will be taking SYDNEY II: Lost and Found back on tour throughout regional WA in March! Thanks to funding through Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries & Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, THEATRE 180 will be to continue to share this very special West Australian story in Wickepin, Merredin, Margaret River, Harvey, Boddington, Kojonup and Corrigin. 
Bookings will open soon 😀

Photography: Stewart Thorpe
Actors: Tom O’Sullivan & Morgan Dukes
We are thrilled to be taking A Fortunate Life back to @acecinemas Midland where we started! Whilst there we will be celebrating our 100th performance of this very special show. The cinema also stands next to where Albert and Evelyn Facey’s last house was. We are equally as excited to then take the show to @grand_cinemaswa Bunbury! Evelyn Facey grew up there and Albert and Evelyn were married in St David’s Church Bunbury. Bookings are open at www.afortunatelife.com.au 
February 2022. Don’t miss it! 
#afortunatelife #bunbury #midland #theatre #theatre180
Final performance of the year for THEATRE 180 - A Fortunate Life at Joondalup @grand_cinemaswa 
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A wonderful morning spent by Jenny Davis, Stuart Halusz and Rebecca Davis with fabulous workshop participants exploring the craft of writing plays from oral and recorded histories. Lots of great ideas and conversation, prompted by the very many special stories within the walls of WA Museum Boola Bardip. Thank you Neil Sheriff for organising this lovely event and for your informative tour!

Participant Sharyn McCaskey gave some lovely feedback: What a brilliant workshop. The tidbits of information I took away will keep me educated and moving forward with my projects for quite some considerable time. A few hours very well spent.
We are back! 4 performances only!
The team is so excited to perform A.B Facey’s A Fortunate Life at Grand Cinema Joondalup tomorrow and Sunday as well as next weekend. All performances 3pm.
Sat 27 & Sun 28 Nov
Sat 4 & 5 Dec
Bookings: www.afortunatelife.com.au 
#afortunatelife #theatre180 #storytelling #joondalup #cinema
Following a commemorative, and 53rd performance of SYDNEY II: Lost and Found, the THEATRE 180 cast, crew, production team and board are at the Sydney II Memorial for the sunset service to mark the 80th Anniversary of the loss of Sydney II in the waters just behind us. 

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Warwick:  We open SYDNEY II: Lost and Found  at Grand Cinemas Warwick tomorrow and have already sold out a number of shows!

Tickets still available for the following performances:

Tuesday 9 November 11am & 6.15pm
Wednesday 10 November 11am & 6.15pm

Tickets: www.theatre180.com.au

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