Dead Men Talking
Warren Fahey & Max Cullen
Dead Men Talking is a 90 minute stage musical devised by Max Cullen and scripted by Max Cullen and Warren Fahey. The library version runs for around 60 minutes.
The lively 90-minute show finds the two legendary literary figures having a casual drink at the Leviticus Bar & Grill, Heaven's Gate, and pondering their legacies over some good-tempered banter. Slightly cantankerous, yet grateful of their old friendship, Henry Lawson (Max Cullen) and A. B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson (Warren Fahey) discuss each others lives including their famous 'War of Words' in The Bulletin. They recite poems, sing songs and generally yarn and have a laugh about life’s changing circumstance.
Max Cullen is a celebrated Australian actor for stage and screen. He is best known for roles in The Flying Doctors, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, My Brilliant Career and The Great Gatsby. 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 for the bush and the stories that contributed so much to the Australian identity.
You can read Max Cullen's biography here.
Warren Fahey has been collecting and performing Australian bush traditions for nigh on 50 years. He is a regular on ABC radio and television. Author of 30 books, including the centenary edition of A.B. Pater-son’s Old Bush Songs (ABC Books 2005) 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 services to music, The Don Banks Music Award. He prefers to say he is a graduate of the Dingo University of the Outback.
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Warren Fahey and Max Cullen are available for interviews.
Contact Warren Fahey on 0418 423 050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org