Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson brought to life in show 'Dead Men Talking'

Two of Australia's most well known bards, Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson, are headed to Forbes to perform in 'Dead Men Talking' in June.

Max Cullen and Warren Fahey are bringing Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson back to life in their one act show 'Dead Men Talking'.

Max Cullen and Warren Fahey are bringing Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson back to life in their one act show 'Dead Men Talking'.

Dead Men Talking is a two-man, one-act stage musical devised, scripted and performed by veteran actors Max Cullen and Warren Fahey.

Cullen and Fahey have announced a second show to play at Carrawobbity Rural Retreat at 7pm on Wednesday June 19, after the first show on June 20 sold out.

The one act show finds the two legendary literary figures having a casual drink at the Leviticus Bar and Grill, Heaven's Gate, and yarning about their legacies.

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 Magazine. They recite poems, sing songs and generally banter - and have a laugh about life's changing circumstance.

Warren Fahey said, "Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson left extraordinary legacies to Australia and they should never be forgotten. As the world increasingly succumbs to the never-ending and somewhat inevitable pressure of 'one world culture' it is vital that small nations like Australia fight back to show their uniqueness.

"Our national identity was born in the bush and is one of feistiness and determination where pioneers battled with bushfires, floods, droughts, insect plagues and, quite often, authority and the banks. They also fought loneliness and despair but somehow-or-other came out the other side to build this great nation."

To book a ticket for the Wednesday, June 19 show. 7pm (showtime 8pm). Tickets are $40 each and includes light supper.

To book a ticket, call 68512050 or email contact@carrawobitty.com

A special, third show will be performed as a matinee for the residents of Jemalong Residential Village.