Lockie Leonard Scumbuster

‘Lockie Leonard Scumbuster’ the play, is a remake of the novel by Tim Winton. Lockie Leonard is a 15 year surfer, whose mission is to save the harbour from the horrific smell and make the harbour safe to surf again. With help from friends and family, Lockie creates a protest to stand up to the mayor. The mayor disagrees with them. Lockie and friends go to drastic measures to save the harbour. While this is happening, Lockie’s girlfriend (Vicki Streeton)  breaks up with him and to his surprise he falls in love with an 11 year old surfer, called Dot.

The characters portrayed in this book are all different and unique. Each character represents a stereotypical teenager such as Lockie is a cool, calm, relaxed surfer. Egg is a metal head, whose  an emo, passionate boy. Vikki is intelligent and sweet.

The play is aimed for teenager audiences. It has a lot of dry humour in it. It is rather boring if you don’t like dry humour. It is educational, funny and entertaining. The main idea explored in this text is the pollution in the harbour and ways we can fix it. Water Pollution is the main pollution explored.

I liked the ideas and concepts in the play that were explored but found that the dry humour wasn’t necessary as this just wrecked the actual play. I think if the play didn’t have so much dry humour in it, then I would of enjoyed it more. I still overall think that the play was okay.

2 thoughts on “Lockie Leonard Scumbuster

  1. A concise review. I liked that you wrote about appreciating the environmental message, but not really the manner in which it was delivered. I guess the language play, at twenty years old, may be a little dated now, especially in its use of slang. A few things to fix – it should be “whose mission”, not “whom’s mission”, and similarly, “Egg, who is an Emo”, not “whom is an Emo” – have a look at this link for an explanation of who/whom: http://web.ku.edu/~edit/whom.html. You would also say “aimed at teenage audiences”, not “teenager audiences”. Also, you need “have” instead of “of” here: “I would have enjoyed it more”. Try not to end a sentence using “though”. “Though” is typically a conjunction, used to join parts of a sentence, “I thought the play was okay, though I would have enjoyed it with less dry humour.” Ending with “though” is something we do more in speech than in writing. Thanks for the post!

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