Aiming for the Globe

With his sights set on a ''once in a lifetime'' opportunity to perform at Shakespeare's Globe theatre, in London, Matthew Scadden spent a wet Saturday morning busking at the Otago Farmers Market.

The 18-year-old actor has been selected by Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand to travel to London in July.

The trip involves three weeks' acting tuition, workshops and rehearsals at the Globe, before performing a play.

The trip is subsidised, but he needs to raise $9000.

Mr Scadden, who plays violin in the Southern Sinfonia, said despite the rain he enjoyed the busking, although the conditions made it difficult as his hands were cold.

He was a pupil at Logan Park High School and will be studying at the University of Otago next year.

One of 24 young actors selected for the trip, he was the only one south of Christchurch.

''It's a fantastic opportunity ... a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,'' he said.

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