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A.B. FACEY’S A Fortunate Life, presented by THEATRE 180 and CinemaStage

Price $35 – $60 AUD + BF Get Tickets

Event description

From the company that brought you classics, '21 Hearts: Vivian Bullwinkel and the Nurses of the Vyner Brooke", 'Sydney II: Lost and Found', The Lighthouse Girl Saga' and 'Taking Liberty', THEATRE 180 presents another powerful fusion of live theatre and cinema. 

Back by popular demand, A.B Facey's ‘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.This 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 an immersive live theatre performance with a cinema setting.

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.

Cast: Benj D’Addario, Rebecca Davis, Michael Abercromby
Written by Jenny Davis and Stuart Halusz
Directed by: Stuart Halusz
Composed by: Ron Siemiginowski
Audiovisuals: Green Man Media

Important information
  • Foyer doors open one hour prior to the performance, with theatre doors opening 20 minutes prior to the performance.
  • Seating is unreserved on a first come first served basis unless accessibility requirements are advised.
  • The performance duration is 105 minutes with no interval.
  • This event is wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions about access, please get in touch via
  • The performance is recommended for ages 9 years+
  • Content warning Explosions, war scenes

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