A Stroke of Luck, Performance

A Stroke of Luck: a touring stage performance written by Ademola Adeniji captures a story of survival with a touch of unbelievable compassion and humanity. The performances focus on Isaac ‘Ebo’ as he joins the British Colonial Army at 16 in 1942. His adventure takes him deep into the Burmese jungle. Early one morning, his platoon is ambushed, attacked and left for dead.

Queens Park Arts Centre, Aylesbury 8th October 2021

The first stage performance took place at Queens Park Arts Centre, Limelight Theatre and there were 24 audience members. This stage performance was accompanied an  exhibition in the Café, which helped to reinforce the ethos of the project.

“Very touching, inspirational play. Well, played, the actors/ characters were all great. Very moving great reminder of what and how the war effected people. Great story about perseverance and faith. Thanks.”

“Thank you for highlighting this known-but little through of-part of the British war effort against Germany. This story needs to be told! The play was well on structed, the parts carefully thought out. It told the whole human story of this young man who was played very well by the actor.

“This play perfectly captured the story of the traumatising events of war and the impact it had on soldiers, their families and civilians. With a lovely undertone of humour in the right places.”

Watford Pump House Theatre 9th October 2021

A total of 61 people attended the performance at The Watford Palace Theatre.

“Very moving tribute reminding us of the immense sacrifices and danger people were placed in whether serving in the military or civilians trying to stay alive throughout the war. Well and simply portrayed

“The actors and actresses were out of this world. They really did us proud. I was fully taken on a fantastic journey back to the time of the war and troubles. They were fantastic. I loved it immensely.”