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.

‘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, 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.

Shows On The Go

CircuitWest is excited to present A Circus Sensation as part of Shows On The Go 2022/23.

Shows On The Go is a touring program funded by the state government to bring professional performing arts productions to regional and remote Western Australia.

You choose the shows you want for your community, and CircuitWest will work with you to create a successful tour.

CircuitWest and the Producer will provide:

  • All the performances and engagement activities
  • All the technical equipment needed to present the show
  • Marketing materials for your venue
  • Travel and accommodation for the tour party
  • An experienced Tour Manager to support this tour

You will need to:

  • Pay a subsidised presenter fee plus any royalties or licence costs
  • Provide an appropriate venue for the shows and engagement activities
  • Ensure adequate power is available
  • Meet and greet the tour party when it arrives
  • Arrange local marketing and ticket sales (with support from CircuitWest)

Availability

March, April 2023

Artforms

Theatre

Audience

Ages 9-100

Duration

1 hour 45 minutes

Costs

$2,500 per show

Royalties for this production are 11.5%



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Technical

Touring Party

5

Considerations

Surface: Flat / solid

Power: GPO

Audience: Seated

Structure: Enclosed / roof