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 by THEATRE 180 and CinemaStage.
‘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, audio-visual projections and live actors evoke distinct natural environments, definitive historical events, and the daily grind of farmers, settlers, and city dwellers throughout 20th Century Western Australia.
With three actors playing over 89 characters, this ground-breaking theatrical production for all ages explores an incredible true story connecting us with generations past and present through insights 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 immerse in modern history and experience the combined impact of live theatre and cinema.
Producers THEATRE 180 & CinemaStage
Scriptwriters Jenny Davis and Stuart Halusz
Director Stuart Halusz
Cast Michael Abercromby, Benj D’Addario & Rebecca Davis
Audio Visual Designer Green Man Media
Sound Designer Ben Collins
Composer Ron Siemiginowski
TICKETS & VENUE INFO
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A doorway to the arts that’s always open!
We want everyone to have the opportunity to see this show at BREC.
So here’s our offer. Through BREC Access we are making some seats available for those who need a good night out but who can’t manage full price at the moment and we invite those who can to ‘pay it forward’ and choose a higher price.
$10.00 OPEN – I need a good night out but the cost of living is starting to bite!
$25.00 ENTER – I need a good night out but can pay a bit more
$70.00 FLING – I want to pay it forward and fling open the doors for someone else
* Limited BREC Access Tickets available
“…A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life is moving, and beautiful storytelling of a fascinating Australian story and this unique approach makes for a captivating experience. A must-see for those seeking new theatrical adventure, lovers of Australian history, those who love biography and anyone who appreciates a well-performed story.”
Kimberley Shaw, Stage Whispers
“…A Fortunate Life is the natural evolution of cutting-edge technology and humble theatre-making…”
Laura Money, Fourth Wall Media
“…cleverly conceived and stylishly executed…”
David Zampatti, SeeSaw Magazine