6-22 October 2011

By Ferenc Alexander Zavaros,

I’m following the water, afloat with the current. I’m almost there.”

Lucky is a story of hope, determination and illusion. A young man puts his faith in a human trafficker to guide him across a treacherous sea in search of the brother who set sail before him. He dreams of a better life for himself and his family, but what will he wake up to? This evocative and poetic text is realised in a work of exquisite physical theatre, taking the audience on a journey that ebbs and flows between life and death, fears of the unknown and visions of a new land.


“A captivating , visually ravishing ‘physical theatre’ piece … A powerful paean to family, love and loss. Thoroughly recommended” Lynne Lancaster, Sydney Arts Guide
“A beautiful, intricate, evocative exploration of people-smuggling, refugees, and dreams for a better life … an important piece of theatre.”  Jodi McAlister, Australian Stage Online


BOOK TICKETS ONLINE HERE or Phone 1300 306 776

Special Event: Post-Show Forum Sunday 16 October

This special post-show forum will facilitate discussion of the asylum seeker experience, presenting the facts and figures, examining Australia’s response to humanitarian need, and raising awareness of opportunities for Australians to support the protection of human rights.  Get a real insight into the current issues facing asylum seekers as past refugees share their stories.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:  John Shan Sri Lankan Tamil refugee from Glebe, Loi Lam Vietnamese refugee from Castle Hills, Dianne Hiles ChilOut (Children Out of Immigration Detention Inc), Lucy Morgan The Refugee Council of Australia

Playwright Ferenc Alexander Zavaros, who has come to Sydney from Holland for this Australian premiere production, together with director/producer Sama Ky Balson and the cast of Lucky will also take part in the discussion.


Photos © Robbie Pacheco


Director / Set Designer   Sama Ky Balson
Collaborative Movement Director  Kirk Page
Lighting Designer  Ross Graham
Costume Designer Azure Chapman
Sound Designer / Composer Joseph Nizeti
Music Director  Karina Bes
Rigging Designer  Ingrid Kleinig
Show Rigger  Tully Ward
Stage Manager Jeremy Page
Assistant Stage Manager Jen Carmody
IPAN Production team  Alice Poujois, Sheri Pierce, Kai Raisbeck, Sama Ky Balson, Sopa Enari, Samantha Hardy, Jasmine DeCarlo

Cast  Guy Simon, Drew Wilson, Hoa X, Conrad Le Bron


Tues– Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 5pm

Tuesday 18 October @ 11am
Teachers: Download a Lucky Education Pack


Full $30  |  Concession $25  |  Group $25 (10+)  | Preview Wednesday 5 October $20 |
CHEAP TUESDAYS – “Pay What You Can” (conditions apply)
Education Performances only – School Groups $17 each (10+)


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