A young man named Lucky nicks $12,000 from the local mobster, Pauly. In return, Pauly and his standover man Muzzo give Lucky an ultimatum: repay the money or have his head screwed off. So, on fear of death, and with a freshy broken arm, Lucky begins a bizarre, whirlwind trip through the underbelly of Sydney. Along the way he meets a collection of urban archetypes - Gibbering Man, Bartender, Backpacker Girl and Bouncer - in the city's bars, emergency rooms and public transport system. But Lucky never forgets his greater goal: to find a gorgeous, untouchable Novotel receptionist named Claire, and make her his Valentine.

  • surreal black comedy drama
  • 73
  • 9 total
  • 3 female identifying, 6 male identifying
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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EXTRACT: My name's Lucky. I like to twist and I'm good at my sums. I am in love with you. My blackest hour has brought me here, but if you cant lend me twelve thousand dollars, I don't know if you even have that sort of amount available, that's fine because, there's this crazy, I swear, kind of peace knowing I got to tell you, to use your name, at the very least, I got to get right up close to the sunshine and maybe...maybe...left a mark.



"Lucky is a play bursting with the energy and crazy conceits of young people having a good time. And that is what the audience have as well, just as long as they are not predisposed against the style of the undergraduate revue. That isn't meant to be derogatory. Lucky is a cleverly written play, full of linguistic wit, jokes, and a quite knowing look at life and a quite knowing look at life on Sydney's streets."

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