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
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.