A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life April 17,18,24,25  May 15,16,19,23


A Fortunate Life

A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life April 17,18,24,25 May 15,16,19,23

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.

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

 

Grand Cinemas, Warwick, April

17 Apr 2021

18 Apr 2021

24 Apr 2021

25 Apr 2021

Grand Cygnet Cinema, Como, May

15 May 2021

16 May 2021

19 May 2021

23 May 2021

A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life April 17,18,24,25  May 15,16,19,23

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

Hugo Aguilar Lopez
Garry Ferguson

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