a way when writing The Lucky One it was all
there was for me," he says.
" I didn't have to make up any of the characters
or anything like that," says Laumberg.
" But, writing this play has been one of
the most emotional journeys I have ever been
"It's been a tremendous burden on my shoulders
to make sure the story is told in the correct
way - a way my dad would have been proud of.
It will be a big relief for me when the play
actually opens because I'll know the story is
finally out there for people to hear."
The Lucky One is a two-hander performed
by the actors David Ritchie (White Collar
Blue, Rafferty's Rules) and Scott Agius
plays the character based on Laumberg's father
both as a young man and an older man, revealing
his history to his young son played by Agius.
the course of the play Agius also plays more
than 20 additional characters during flash back
sequences that recreate certain times during
not playing me as such - just a character who
is finding out all these things about his father
for the first time," says Laumberg.
The Lucky One plays NIDA'S Parade Studio,
Kensington, from Wednesday 3 to March 28. Tickets
are $18 (previews only) to $33, bookings 9645
DAILY TELEGRAPH, www.dailytelegraph.com.au
Friday, February 27, 2004