Lucky Strike

Performed by: Lashona Art and Theatre Creations

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Lashona - Lucky Strike

A collaboration between Lashona Arts and Gisele Turner of Happy-go-Lucky Productions and has resulted in an award-winning play ready to tour schools. Set in the Inanda Township, the play, Lucky Strike – which is published as a Grade Seven Set work – focuses on a young boy who is part of a child-headed household. An orphaned puppy wanders into S’fiso’s shack and changes his life. The play addresses various social issues including xenophobia, death of a parent, the vulnerability of young people as well as such positive themes as community support, the joy of owning a pet and feminine empowerment.

Using a life-size marionette for the dog and two mouth puppets the show offers a rich cultural and artistic experience as well as a meaningful message.


45 minutes
Recommended Age:
8 years – 13 years
Recommended Grade:
Grade 3 – Grade 7
English (first language) / Zulu (second language)
Curriculum Connection:
Creative Arts, Home/Additional Language, Life Orientation/Life Skills
Themes Covered:
Death, Gender roles, Xenophobia


Awards won: The Play came 2nd in the 2010 Trinity College International Playwright’s Award.
Festivals attended: D.U.T’s Children’s Festival (2011)