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No-one could ac­cuse Lukas Radovich of rest­ing on his act­ing lau­rels. The 23-year-old per­former, who plays Sum­mer Bay teen Ry­der, jumped at the chance to tackle a very dif­fer­ent role.

Lukas landed a star­ring role in the pop­u­lar Shake­speare By Night – a one-night-only pro­duc­tion of se­lected Shake­speare scenes, pre­sented by Red Line Un­der­ground and Poor Tom’s Gin, at Syd­ney’s Old Fitz The­atre.

For Lukas, who played Or­lando along­side for­mer

Home and Away star An­neliese Apps as Ros­alind in scenes from

As You Like It, it was an in­cred­i­ble op­por­tu­nity.

“I’d heard great things about the last pro­duc­tion,” he says. “I love per­form­ing Shake­speare, so it was a no-brainer for me to ap­ply. The rest of the cast were bril­liant and I couldn’t wait to see what they came up with.”

And Lukas ad­mits to ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a few jit­ters.

“I def­i­nitely had nerves about per­form­ing in front of a live au­di­ence,” he says. “I got so used to it while in drama school at WAAPA, but it was some time since I’d done it. I love the thrill of live per­for­mance and had been crav­ing it. I’ve also al­ways wanted to per­form at the Old Fitz The­atre, so that was cool too.”

Lov­ing his time as teen Ry­der on Home and Away, in real life Lukas is a bit older at age 23! A WAAPA grad­u­ate, Lukas was feel­ing the nerves ahead of his Shake­speare By Night de­but but loves per­form­ing live.

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