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Monday, April 25, 2016


Gisele Turner’s international award-winning play Lucky Strike is set to go on a short tour of township schools in this last week of April. The play, which was runner up in the 2011 Trinity College of Londons International Playwriting Competition, had its first staging at Durban University of Technology as part of the first DUT Childrens Festival inaugurated by Debbie Lutge and was subsequently chosen as a setwork in the Pelican Reader Grade 7 English Reader here in South Africa.

For children aged between 6 and 11 years of age, the play is entitled Lucky Strike and looks at a day in the life of a boy who lives on the outskirts of Inanda Township. He is cared for by his teenager half-sister who heads up the household since the death of their mother and absence of their father.

The Lucky Strike tour will take place from April 25 through to May 3 and schools in the Inner west region including Clermont, Dassenhoek, Kwasanti, Oaklands and Tshelimnyama townships.

Any schools interested in hosting Lucky Strike after the tour can contact Mlu Ngidi on 073 399 1929.