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Kucom Performer Participates In The World’s Greatest Shave

Mackay Life readers will recall local actor Geoff Stewart-McLean sacrificing his hair to play the part of the balding David Horton in Kucom Theatre’s productions of The Vicar of Dibley (2018) and The Vicar of Dibley II (2022). It takes a certain kind of dedication to shave for a stage role – but Lani Seaton, who plays the female lead in Kucom’s April production The Murder Game, is going one step further and donating her lovely long locks to charity.

Every March, thousands of Australians step up to shave their head for the World's Greatest Shave, sponsored by the Leukaemia Foundation. It's the ultimate act of support for people facing blood cancer and at the Kucom Theatre Happy Hour on Friday 22 March, our very own Lani will succumb to the clippers, wielded by fellow Kucom member Michael Brennan of HMB Barbers.

Lani said, “I have chosen to do this because I want to help those facing blood cancer, and their families too. I've been thinking about doing it for quite a while, and finally decided to actually go ahead with it. My parents have shaved their heads for the cause a number of years ago, and I have a friend who shaved her head for the cause a few years ago too.

“Seeing those around me do it has encouraged me to think about doing it myself. I also love the idea of being able to donate my hair to make wigs for those who need them. I think it will be a very rewarding experience and also help people in need.”

We encourage Kucom members and guests to come along, grab a drink or two at our licensed bar, and lend their support to Lani.

You can donate to Lani at

What: Lani Seaton will participate in the World’s Greatest Shave to raise funds for blood cancer.

When: Friday 22 March, 6.00 to 7.30pm
Where: Kucom Theatre, 1 Snow Wright Court, Andergrove

Caption: Lani Seaton ready to shave her hair to support the leukemia foundation.

Caption: World’s Greatest Shave poster - How to donate.

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