Heath ready to play Dick Whit­ting­ton

Whanganui Midweek - - NEWS -

Fif­teen-year-old Heath McKen­zie, a year 10 stu­dent at Wan­ganui High School, is a busy lad, play­ing foot­ball, cricket and ath­let­ics when he’s not re­hears­ing his lead role in Dick Whit­ting­ton and His Cat.

He’s been in a few shows — The Wind in the Wil­lows and Alice in Won­der­land.

“I did dance a bit in the other shows but this is the first time I’ve had to sing on my own. Ev­ery­one is so lovely and sup­port­ive that I’ve over­come my fears and Kieran’s a great sing­ing coach so that helps. It also helps that the di­rec­tor is my un­cle so I feel com­fort­able about ask­ing him things if I have any ques­tions.” Does he have any pets?

“Yes, just one, a cat,” he told me. Silly ques­tion re­ally wasn’t it?

■ Dick Whit­ting­ton and His Cat plays at Reper­tory Theatre from De­cem­ber 13-23 with evening per­for­mances on De­cem­ber 13,14, 20 and 21 at 6.30pm and mati­nees on De­cem­ber 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 2pm.

Heath McKen­zie

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