by Tobias Manderson-Galvin

At the edges of a remote penal colony, a cut-purse, a priest, and an indigenous 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.

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

“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

Four Stars “Kicks off NEON Festival with a bang!”
Beat Magazine

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

Premiere Season
MKA in association with
NEON Festival presented MKA’s Double Feature
May 2015
Lawler Theatre, Southbank Theatres,
Melbourne, Australia

Presenting Partner
Government Partner