Tale back on tour, fortunately

Augusta Margaret River Times
Actors Rebecca Davis and Michael Abercromby in a scene from the combined stage and screen production of AB Facey's A Fortunate Life.
Camera IconActors Rebecca Davis and Michael Abercromby in a scene from the combined stage and screen production of AB Facey's A Fortunate Life. Credit: Supplied, Stewart Thorpe Photography

The new and innovative combines with the old and familiar in a blended stage and screen production of AB Facey’s autobiographic tale A Fortunate Life, coming next month to the Margaret River Heart.

Those who read Facey’s 1981 book or saw the 1986 TV miniseries know the story of the boy who worked his way around WA early last century, doing men’s work instead of attending school.

Facey then became a farmer, tram conductor, trade unionist, and member of two local councils before retiring to write his memoirs.

This touring production, which combines live theatre and projected images, was originally scheduled to tour WA cinemas, but restrictions around COVID-19 forced the production to cease in March.

It has already toured to Midland, Albany and Busselton.

The Margaret River performance takes place on February 12.

The show will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the key performers.

Visit the Heart website for tickets. Adults cost $37, with concessions available, and students and Heart members $32.

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