Young star may land sequel role
GLADSTONE'S most talented performing export George Bush may be adding a new show to his stellar resume, according to early reports.
Word is the 11-year-old has scored the part of Gustave in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera sequel Love Never Dies.
If so, the show is a far cry from his humble beginnings – choirs, musicals and eisteddfods in Gladstone.
The actor, singer and dancer began performing when he was four.
He has since starred in a string of local productions, cementing himself as one of Gladstone's most talented exports.
Productions include Honk, Oliver and Les Miserables.
George is also a five-time aggregate age champion at the Gladstone Eisteddfod as well as a two-time state medal recipient for Trinity College London's Speech and Drama exams.
Moreover, he was accepted in to the Australian Ballet School's Interstate Program and has the option of attending full-time when he is older.
Wendy Barker, owner and teacher at Wendy Barker Dance Studios, has been teaching George for about five years.
Ms Barker described George as a “unique individual”.
“He's actually a very talented dancer, singer (and) actor,” she said.
“(He has) very natural talent but talent doesn't tell the whole story.
“Children have to have the ability to work.”
An announcement as to whether George has scored the role is expected to be made within the next week.
But with a fine calibre of accomplishments already under his belt, there is no doubt George will be gracing the big screen in the not-too-distant future.