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Fortune and Men’s Eyes ()

Produced by

Birdland Theatre

Playwright: John Herbert
Director: Stefan Dzeparoski


Dancemakers Centre for Creation – Studio #313


September 1st, 2013 – September 8th, 2013

Awards & Nominations

Originally written and produced in 1967, Fortune and Men’s Eyes explores the degradation and brutality of prison life through the eyes of Smitty, a naïve young inmate, and his three cellmates, Rocky, Queenie and Mona. It has since been translated into over 40 languages and produced in over a hundred countries. Over 40 years after it was written, Fortune and Men’s Eyes remains shockingly relevant through its brutality and honesty in portraying the journey of young souls within a criminal justice system that lacks understanding or compassion.



David Coomber Mona
Julian DeZotti Smitty
Cyrus Faird Rocky
Alex Fiddes Queenie

Creative Team

John Herbert Playwright
Stefan Dzeparoski Director
Joe Pagnan Set Designer
Joe Pagnan Costume Designer
Gareth Crew Lighting Designer
Alex Fiddes Sound Designer
Holly Meyer-Dymny Assistant Set Designer
Holly Meyer-Dymny Assistant Costume Designer


Zorana Kydd Producer
Derrick Chua Producer
Meghan Speakman Stage Manager
Kaitlin Hickey Technician
Guntar Kravis Photography
Vojin Vasovic Video Editor
Agnes Dobrinska Social Media