Returning to Sydney by popular demand, Warren Fahey and Max Cullen pay homage to the legacies of literary giants Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson in a 90-minute show of verse, banter and song in Dead Men Talking.

For the first time ever, the Sydney Mechanics’ Schools of Arts will be hosting Dead Men Talking in their Mitchell Theatre! Make sure you book to secure your seat to this fantastic, enjoyable performance. Dead Men Talking is a 90-minute stage musical devised by Max Cullen and scripted by Max Cullen and Warren Fahey. Light refreshments will be served before each performance.

Max Cullen is a celebrated Australian actor for stage and screen. He is best known for roles in Skippy, The Flying Doctors, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, My Brilliant Career and The Great Gatsby. In November 2015 he takes a two-month break from Dead Men Talking to join Geoffrey Rush in the STC production of King Lear. He has won more awards than you can poke a stick at including a Logie, Sydney Theatre Critics Award, Film Critic’s Circle Award and several AFI Awards. Born in Wellington, NSW, and now living in Gunning, he has a great affinity with the bush and the stories that contributed so much to the Australian identity.

Warren Fahey has been collecting and performing Australian bush traditions for nigh on 50 years. He is a regular on ABC radio and television. The author of 30 books, including the centenary edition of A.B. Paterson’s Old Bush Songs (ABC Books 2005). Founder of the pioneer and feisty independent Larrikin Record label he was Australian Music Person of the Year (2000). He has been honoured with the Order of Australia, Prime Minister’s Centenary Medal, The Bush Laureate Lifetime Achievement Award and, in 2010, Australia’s highest prize for lifetime service to music, The Don Banks Music Award. He prefers to say he is a graduate of the Dingo University of the Outback.

When: Monday 7 August 2017 at 6:30pm, and Thursday 10 August 2017 at 12:30pm
Where: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Cost: $30- book here
Contact: 02 9262 7300


Image courtesy of the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts.

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