A performing arts student from Market Harborough has won a place at the National Youth Theatre.
Joshua Crooke, 17, has been rehearsing for this big step at the Kettering campus of Tresham College.
This success is a valuable stepping stone in his career path in the theatre.
Due to the current lock-down the week-long activity will take place online in August with him accessing guidance and tuition from a variety of industry experts.
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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.”