"Cullen and Fahey bring Henry Lawson and The Banjo joyfully to life." ABC TV

Australia's two favourite storytellers, Henry Lawson (Max Cullen) and Banjo Paterson (Warren Fahey) find themselves in the Leviticus Bar & Grill, Heaven's Gate, catching up on old times. They sing, recite and scratch at each other's personality as they consider their literary legacies, past times and their infamous 'War of Words' in The Bulletin magazine.

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
D, The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party

There have been over 300 performances of Dead Men Talking. The first quarter of 2020 is taken up with NSW and S.A. (including Adelaide Fringe - Fortuna Spiegeltent series). The show is extremely flexible and can be presented just about any venue as all it requires is a typical round bar table and two high back stools, a couple of spots, 2 lapel mics and an audience.

Producer of Dead Men Talking Producer of festivals, heritage events and music showcases Established in 2001

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Unique Selling Point

After four years of successful touring, it's safe to say this play is unique - it celebrates Australian stories, poems and songs and, at the same time, shows how the Australian identity, particularly our unique sense of humour, was born and bred in the bush.

Marketing Materials

Producer supplies: Artwork for e and print posters Draft press releases Videos for websites and social media High rez images Recordings cuts for broadcast Interviews available. Social media bites

Community Engagement

Max Cullen and Warren Fahey always meet with audience post-show..