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Samantha Raines

Samantha has a diverse performance background as she has been acting, singing and dancing since she was a teenager and has trained in various areas from dance to radio drama. She studied at the National Youth Drama School where her favourite classes were stage combat taught by The Lord of the Rings fight choreographer, Tony Wolf.

Most of her performance work has been in variety shows including, A Riccartonian Palace of Varieties and multiple productions of Scout and Guide Gangshow. Other theatre credits include: The Thrill of Love (Elmwood Players), An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics and Sister Act (Showbiz Christchurch), The Events (The Forge at The Court) and playing Silvia in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Top Dog Theatre).

She is also a member of the Christchurch Pops Choir. When not performing, Samantha leads the Kea Section of Marshland Scout Group.

Wicked is Samantha’s third production with Showbiz Christchurch.

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