Lucky Money

Author(s): Oliver Samuels Company: Bagga John for BJ Production Running time: 2h 45min approx Age recommendation: 14+ years

Lucky Money is about a self-righteous university lecturer, political activist and radio talk show host Walter Nelson (Pablo Hoilett) who receives a ‘moral beating’ after he tries to rob a poor and humble street-smart man, Anton DeSouza (Oliver Samuels), out of what is rightfully his.

After Walter wins big on the lottery numbers that Anton gave to him, Walter goes back on his word and refuses to share the winnings fifty-fifty. Yet, when Walter realizes that Anton’s name is signed on the back of the winning ticket, which makes him the only person who can legally claim the prize, he comes up with a series of underhanded schemes to make Anton unknowingly sign away his rights to the jackpot.

All the while, Walter’s wife Alzira (Karen Harriot) plays referee in the treacherous blaze of cutthroat negotiations and humorous clashes. But in the end, who will end up with the riches…?

Performances

Venue: Hackney Empire, London Dates:

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