A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life, presented by THEATRE 180 and Cinemastage
Adapted for the stage by Jenny Davis & Stuart Halusz. Directed by Stuart Halusz. Featuring Benj D'Addario, Rebecca Davis and Tom O'Sullivan
Resilience, fortitude, love…an ordinary man’s extraordinary life in 20th Century Western Australia.
A FORTUNATE LIFE is heading to Luna Leederville for 3 performances only!
BOOK NOW: May 10 – 12
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.
With 138 performances to date and now back by popular demand, THEATRE 180 and Cinemastage bring this classic 20th Century tale into a new era of storytelling, with live performances in cinemas.
‘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
This show has everything: endearing characters, love, loss, devastating heartache, humour, Australian truisms & at its core - heart.
- Fourth wall Media
A moving and beautiful storytelling of a fascinating Australian story.
- Stage Whispers
The show was truly enthralling. The actors incredibly talented. The show drew you in and held you captivated to the very end.
- Peter Taylor
A must see for young and old.
- Nicolas Pozniakov
If you get the chance to see this – please do! It’s one of the slickest performances I’ve seen. The melding of stage and screen is terrifically clever. The 3 actors don’t skip a beat. A fabulous production.
- Libby Harrison
Nothing short of spectacular! A truly memorable evening!
- Di Evans
Wonderful show, worth every penny. Storytelling in such a unique way, each character shown by a fresh prop and change in body language. Loved it – thank you for a fabulous piece of theatre!
- Kathie Hendon
Super creative and beautifully acted production. If you can, GO. We loved it
- Kay Fern
I arrived not really knowing what to expect and was totally blown away! It was slick, and perfectly presented, with a choreography second to none. Brilliant and so well timed in every aspect. Cutting down the book to a concise and yet detailed adaptation was no easy feat but it was superbly put together to provide a wonderful of entertainment. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
- Sue Baker
The Creative Team
Tom O'Sullivan (QLD season)
Audio Visual Design / Production
Green Man Media
Theme Song Composer
Additional Information & Acknowledgements
you can support us
As an independent, not-for-profit theatre company, we welcome any form of support. Donations of $2.00 or more are tax-deductible.
The THEATRE 180 Public Fund (ABN: 33 042 434 145) is a tax deductible fund listed on the Australian Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations maintained under Subdivision 30-F of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
ALL DONATIONS ARE MAINTAINED IN A SPECIAL PUBLIC FUND ADMINISTRATED BY THEATRE 180 AND THESE FUNDS WILL ONLY BE USED FOR THE PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF THE ORGANISATION.
THEATRE 180 Public Fund
Robin Tunnicliffe FCPA CPM, Jenny Davis OAM, Stuart Halusz
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