A Primary School in Sunshine

Sunshine, Victoria, 1994

“Digger’s Mate” by Helen Lunn was the story of a wombat, reared in captivity in the same house as Digger, the kelpie cross. The production was based on a true story and tackled issues of caring for the environment and sibling jealousy.

At the end of the show the puppeteer manipulating Digger the dog asked the audience if there were any questions. One little boy was ‘busting’ to say something. So convincing was Digger, that when the boy was asked by the puppeteer what he wanted to say he answered “I don’t want to talk to you I want to talk to Digger”