A Fortunate Life | BREC

A Fortunate Life

Run Time 1hr 45mins, no interval + Post Show Q&A
Ticket Prices Adult $35 + BF | Concession/Student $30 + BF | Under 18  $18 + BF
Group of 8+ $30 + BF | BREC Access applies
GENERAL ADMISSION - Please note that seats are not allocated.
 BREC Presents A.B. Facey's A Fortunate Life By THEATRE 180

Recommended age:  8+

Book your tickets before Wednesday 29 March 2023 and be in the running to win a paperback copy of ‘A Fortunate Life’ courtesy of Fremantle Press.
All ticket purchasers for both performances are automatically included in the draw.
The winner will be drawn on Thursday 30 March, we will notify winner directly.

View Sessions
04 April 2023
6:30 pm
05 April 2023
6:30 pm
View Sessions

A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life

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.


Creative Credits

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



  If you experience any difficulties booking tickets, please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272 – Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10am to 4pm.

  ACCESSIBILITY For accessible bookings please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272.

 The safety of our patrons, staff, and community remains our priority, and we’re working hard to ensure your safety while visiting BREC. For further information please refer to our COVID 19 Policy

  We continue to encourage online bookings and contactless payments at the bar.


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