Lucky Numbers - Winner of the People's Play Award 2008 

 

Nana is losing control – her mind is slipping and she's forced to live with her daughter’s feckless family. When her lucky numbers come up on the national lottery she decides she wants to see some changes made around the place before she’ll hand over the winning ticket.

 

As well as three productions in Newcastle, the comedy has been produced in Liverpool, New Zealand, Estonia (Onnenumbrid) and Finland (Onnennumerot).

 

 

 

Royal Court Liverpool 

 

“… an outrageously witty script… yet what makes this piece so special is his ability to combine the hilarious with the beautiful… a captivating show….a winner of a production.”  Whatsonstage.com

 

Read more reviews here.

 

 

Starring Sheila Reid and Michael Starke

 

Directed by Ken Alexander

 

Designed by Mark Walters

 

Finland - Kouvola 

(Translated as Onnennumerot by 

Tuomas Timonen)

Autumn 2015/Spring 2016

Directed by Satu Linnapuomi

Designed by Sanna Levo 

Starring Nina Petelius-Lehto 

 

Also: Tytti Vänskä, Veli-Matti Karén,

Rebecca Viitala, Panu Poutanen,

Raimo Räty, Sami Kosola 

Finland - Kemi 

(Translated as Onnenumerot by

Tuomas Timonen) 

Autumn 2017/Spring 2018

Directed by Sarianne Paasonen

Designed by Kaisa Niva

Starring Sirpa Filppa

Also:  Johanna Virsunen, Samu Stenberg

Anni-Maija Koskinen, Ilkka Hämäläinen

Timo Vuento, Kimmo Hirvenmäki

Estonia - Vana Baskini Teater

(Translated as Onnenumbrid)

 

Touring production 2015/2016

 

Translated by Andra Aaloe

 

Directed by Eero Spriit 

 

Starring Helgi Sallo

 

Also: Katrin Valkna, Raivo Rüütel, Merilin Kirbits, Madis Milling,

Rauno Kaibiainen, Mihkel Tikerpalu

 

Finland - Rauma and Håmeenlinna productions

(Translated as Onnennumerot by Tuomas Timonen) 

 

Originally produced by the Rauman Kaupunginteatteri for their 2013/2014 rep season. The production was restaged at the Håmeenlinnan Teatteri for Autumn 2014.  

 

 

 

 

Directed by Hanna Ojala

Designed by Lotta Esko

 

Starring Ritva Loijas

Also: Timo Julkunen, Raisa Sorri, Lauri Ketonen, Lotta Vaattovaara, Marko Salminen, Oskari Perkki

 

 

Newcastle - People's Theatre and Customs House productions 

 

Lucky Numbers premiered as a studio production at The People's Theatre, Jesmond as winner of the biennial People's Play Award 2008. It was then restaged for a run at The Customs House, South Shields later that year. It was revived in Autumn 2014.

Casts:  Pat Dunn, Pip Chamberlin, Jayne Mackenzie, Harriet Ghost, Adrian Chisholm, Michael Addison, Micky McGregor, Peter Harrison, Carol McGuigan, Chris Connel, Baden Burns, Laura Norton, Andy Bates, Helen Belgian-Cooper, Hayley Gowland, Toby Cooper, Scott Caffrey, Ian Davidson. 

 

(Photos from the 2014 production)

“Really original piece…a brilliant script….wonderfully crafted.”  Evening Chronicle

 

“A cracking piece that is laugh-out-loud funny – hoots of laughter rang out throughout this hugely entertaining farce.”    The Northern Echo

 

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Directed by Jackie Fielding (2008)

                    Michael Strassen (2014)

 

Starring Pat Dunn (All productions)

 

 

 

 

 

New Zealand - Fortune Theatre, Dunedin 

 

 

“Had the audience rolling…”
Arts On Sunday, New Zealand Radio

 

Read more reviews here.

 

 

 

Directed by Ross Jolly

 

Starring Louise Petherbridge

 

Designed by Matt Best