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Filming on site at the A.B Facey homestead in Wickepin.

A.B Facey’s life recreated in WA first

TICKETS to the dual theatre performance and cinematic experience of A Fortunate Life, by Australian writer, World War II veteran and Midland local A.B Facey, are already selling out.

The 6.15pm session on Thursday, February 20 at Ace Cinemas Midland has sold-out – but the matinee show is still available as are sessions on February  21, 22, 24-29 and March 3 and 4.

A.B Facey’s autobiography A Fortunate Life chronicles his early life in Western Australia, his experiences as a private during the Gallipoli campaign of World War I and his return to civilian life after the war.

It was published in 1981, nine months before his death.

He died in Midland, aged 88, in 1982.

His award winning autobiography is now considered a classic of Australian literature.

The Mundaring Public Library was renamed the Albert Facey Memorial on August 31, 1984.

The West Australian true story was adapted and written for the stage by Jenny Davis and Stuart Halusz.

The live piece is performed in front of cinema screens to re-create landscape scenes, filmed by Green Man Media.

THEATRE 180 artistic director Stuart Halusz said it was the first production of its kind in WA.

“Theatre also lives outside of theatre venues and I’ve always been passionate about site-specific works which extend the possibilities of audio-visual creativity as well as the talent of WA writers, actors, set and costume, lighting and sound designers,” he said.

“This exciting, new project marries the immediacy of theatre with the visual impact of cinema.

A Fortunate Life is a perfect project for the evolution of the company addressing our vision for all three pillars and bringing the work of an entirely Western Australian project to a potentially greater audience in WA.”

The show is touring in Midland, Albany, Busselton and Geraldton.

For information and show times visit www.afortunatelife.com.au

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