by Tobias Manderson-Galvin



At the edges of a remote penal colony, a cut-purse, a priest, and an aboriginal refugee flee their captors in an uneasy truce. Through a trail of blood, dust and fire they’ll find that hunger powers the strangest of dreams. A post-punk prison fantasy.

WARNING: Contains coarse language, nudity, graphic violence, adult themes, horror, depictions of Australia, human relationship, love, romance, ghosts, hunger, need, comedy.

“Manderson-Galvin’s writing soars and the three actors take full flight in an incredible riff”
Herald Sun

“Rapid and outrageous, unruly, disconnecting processions and morbid charades that point up hypocrisy and false piety. Full of gusto and provocation and self-reflexive ambivalence.”
Daily Review

“Lucky is a razor sharp, dark, brooding piece of theatre … Nothing short of visionary.’
Australian Arts Review

“Kicks off NEON Festival with a bang!”

Beat Magazine

“Funny as hell. Go home. You had art.”


May 2015

MKA in association with
NEON Festival presented MKA’s Double Feature
Lawler Theatre, Southbank Theatres,
Melbourne, Australia

Tobias Manderson-Galvin | MKA Creative Director 2015
John Kachoyan | MKA Co-Creative Director 2015
Set Designer
House of Vnholy (Matthew Adey)
Costume Designer
Daniel Harvey
Lighting Designer
Amelia Lever-Davidson (Nominated for GREEN ROOM AWARD 2015 for 2015 Body of Work including LUCKY)
Sound Designer
Liam Barton
Stage Management
Ketura Budd
Assistant Director
Robert Johnson
Costume Assistant
Romy Sweetnam
Cultural Consultant
Tiriki Onus
Celeste Markwell
Production Management
Jennifer Taylor
Business Management
Corey Reynolds
Media Assistant
Xavier O’Shannessy