The trip I took to London recently as part of the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand Young Shakespeare Company is undoubtedly one of the best experiences I have ever had in my entire life so far.
I never thought there would be a time in my life when Shakespeare brought me to a place of such inner peace and true happiness. The few weeks I spent working with my company and director are something that I will treasure forever. I had the chance to put together a 55 minute performance of King Lear and perform it on the famous Globe Theatre Stage! I have learned so many unique skills and life lessons from all of my tutors and I could not be happier with the outcome of my performance. I want to extend my thanks to all those who assisted me in getting to the Globe Theatre, I am very grateful!
Massive thank you to the Inspire Foundation, Dove Trust, Robert Twigg Fund, Greater Hornby Residents Association, Edward Noven, Helen Parris-Girdlestone, Whitebait Media, my parents and family, all those that donated via my GiveaLittle page, and anyone who anonymously donated towards my cause. I would not have been able to make it to London without you.
I cannot thank the staff and whānau from Hornby High School enough! Hornby High School have been nothing but supportive of me and my goals since I started in Year 7. Hornby will always have a special place in my heart as the family who nurtured my passions and pushed me towards creative excellence.