Georgy win for Digby Bunnett

By Lachlan Durling

One budding thespian has come away with the silverware at the annual Georgy awards.

Tocumwal resident and St Mary of the Angels Secondary College student Digby Bunnett has taken out the Georgy award for best junior male performance in a leading role for his performance as ‘man in chair’ in the school’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone.

This was the Year 11 student’s third Georgy nomination as he kept audiences laughing across three nights with a fantastic rendition of the quirky lead role.

But for Digby, the experience was all just a bit of fun.

‘‘It was great to receive the award, I wasn’t expecting it at all because there were seven other people nominated in the category from bigger schools,’’ he said.

‘‘At the awards night I performed the opening monologue from the show again, in front of a slightly bigger audience.’’

Digby has appeared in other shows across the district and in Melbourne, with one his more memorable roles being in Les Misérables earlier this year with Stage School Australia.

‘‘But one of my favourite roles was in the Initial Stages production — also of Les Misérables — in Shepparton because we had such a good group of people who all had a good time working on the show,’’ he said.

Digby will be playing the role of Edna Turnblad in the school’s production of Hairspray in May.