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Curtain’s up for Josh

Performing Arts Bedford College Students

Tresham College Performing Arts student Joshua Crooke has won a place at the National Youth Theatre.

Josh, aged 17, of Market Harborough has been rehearsing for this big step at the Kettering campus of Tresham College.

Tresham College Performing Arts student Josh

This success is a valuable stepping stone in his career path in the theatre. Due to the current lockdown the week-long activity will take place online in August with him accessing guidance and tuition from a variety of industry experts. Later, there may be opportunities to take part in live on stage productions.

Josh said:  “I am surprised and excited about this awesome opportunity and I can’t wait! Thank you everyone at College for the support, it means so much!

“I have taken part in a number of acting opportunities within the College and outside including a production of the play Wolfie, which won various awards when first released.”

After completing his second year in 2020-21 Josh hopes to go on study acting and theatre at a degree level.

Lecturer Kathryne Perry who has guided Josh as part of his full-time Acting studies said:

“This is incredible. Josh is a fantastic student who works hard in all areas of the course. He will be joining the National Youth Theatre in the summer virtually, but we hope to see him live on a professional stage at some point in the future.”

Tresham College is part of The Bedford College Group and has a great track record in preparing young people for live in the theatre, TV and even films. If you want to pursue a creative career on stage, in front or behind the camera, or using technology to share entertainment digitally, then visit

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