Dan’s walking on air

December 07, 2017

Daniel Walkeden with his mother Debbie De Luca.

KYABRAM has no shortage of talent and the most recent Georgy Awards provided the proof.

The Echuca-Moama Theatre Company’s recent production of Monty Python’s Spamalot proved to be an all-round hit with many of our own receiving nominations and some lucky actors taking home awards.

One talented recipient was Kyabram P-12 College’s Daniel Walkeden who received the judges’ award for excellence for his various roles in the show such as Prince Herbert and Not Dead Fred.

Daniel said he was left in disbelief when he heard he was the recipient of this year’s award.

“It was a complete surprise to me and it felt like it came out of nowhere, I didn’t even know what it took to get the judges’ award,” he said.

“Just being there and being able to watch my friends up on stage getting presented on the night was a great experience in itself.

“I was just happy to be part of such a supportive group, I really liked the show so to get a chance to be involved in it was such a great experience.”

As for his plans after he’s finished school, Daniel said he’s taking a year to decide what his next step will be.

“I’ll probably keep theatre as a side hobby because I’m applying for uni and I’m hoping to take a gap year to earn some money while I decide what I want to do,” he said.

As a whole, Kyabram fared well in the nominations with a raft of local names appearing this year including Trish Deakin, Connor Deakin, Fiona Wallace, TK Owen, Millie Dillon-McKenzie, Levi Stevens and Brandon Armstrong.

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