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Luke Baker

Born in Auckland, Luke’s family moved north to Whangarei for the lifestyle, where Luke regularly sings and performs with Whangarei Theatre Company and Opera North. Having recently appeared as the beloved Buttons in Cinderella: The Pantomime, Luke’s resume includes Miss Saigon, Jack in Charley’s Aunt and many more; he’s also attended the National Youth Drama School three years in a row. Having finished high school, where he was Head Prefect, Luke is working full time to save for his travels in Europe and for drama school next year.

Luke is one of the 24 students selected from over 5500 secondary students to be members of the prestigious Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand Young Shakespeare Company 2014 (SGCNZ YSC 2014). This group of young people, chosen to represent New Zealand, will travel to the UK from 4-23 July 2014, where they will undertake intensive theatre workshops and rehearsals culminating in the public performance of a Shakespeare play on stage at Shakespeare’s Globe, London.

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Luke Baker

This July, I'll be one of 24 students travelling to London as part of the SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company 2014 to represent New Zealand and study at Shakespeare's world famous Globe Theatre! For three weeks in the U.K. I'll have the opportunity to work with leading tutors and directors, see some of England's best theatre practitioners and perform on the stage of none other than Shakespeare's Globe theatre! To get there, I need to raise about $8,500 - your support, combined with my non-stop fundraising, will be vital in getting me on that plane!