A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life, presented by THEATRE 180 and Cinemastage

A Fortunate Life

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

A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life, presented by THEATRE 180 and Cinemastage

The Creative Team

Writers

Jenny Davis
Stuart Halusz

Director

Stuart Halusz

Cast

Michael Abercromby
Benj D'Addario
Rebecca Davis
Tom O'Sullivan (QLD season)

Audio Visual Design / Production

Green Man Media

Sound Designer

Ben Collins

Theme Song Composer

Craig Skelton

Stage Manager

Garry Ferguson

Additional Information & Acknowledgements

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Robin Tunnicliffe FCPA CPM, Jenny Davis OAM, Stuart Halusz


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