Bayswater actor plays part in ‘Schoolies’, on at the Belmont Latvian Centre

Bayswater resident Denys Lunn, who plays Thomas Piperfield in Schoolies, consoles the distraught principal's secretary Myra (Nicole Bennett).
Bayswater resident Denys Lunn, who plays Thomas Piperfield in Schoolies, consoles the distraught principal's secretary Myra (Nicole Bennett).

BAYSWATER actor Denys Lunn is going back to school as the father of a Catholic school boy who gets up to mischief during schoolies week.

He will appear in the world premiere of Schoolies, written and directed by local playwright Johnny Grim, at Belmont’s Latvian Centre next month.

At the request of police, the principal of a well-to-do Catholic college arranges a meeting between the parents of two students to resolve an embarrassing incident that occurred during schoolies week.

As Thomas Piperfield, Lunn said that his character is not amused when he has to meet the headmaster and parents of a lower social status.

‘He’s quite uncomfortable with the language and mannerisms of these people,’ Lunn explained.

‘I’m a down-to-earth battler myself so playing a well-to-do parent is far from my natural character, but I’m looking forward to the challenge.

‘I was attracted to the play because it has a good mixture of characters and turns what would normally be a tragedy into a comedy.

‘The fact it’s written by a local playwright is also a motivation ” I would love to see more local playwrights having their plays performed.’