Young actor set to tread the boards after making instant impression

By David Prior at

St Ambrose College actor Joshua Jorritsma has already been selected for two top summer shows after only two weeks with the popular youth drama company Garrick Performing Arts.

A talented all rounder with a range of acting, singing and stage talents, Joshua wants to study Drama at A Level and might want to pursue a career in West End musical theatre.

The 14-year-old from Altrincham is in the chorus of both Guys and Dolls at the Garrick in Altrincham and 9 till 5 at the Evans Theatre in Wilmslow Leisure Centre and can expect to be playing to sell-out audiences in mid-summer spectaculars.

Joshua Jorritsma will be treading the boards in Altrincham and Wilmslow this summer

He said: “GAPA is a great company to work with and learn from and who knows from small beginnings what will happen next, but I just want to enjoy every opportunity.”

St Ambrose College Head of Drama, Mair Bull, said: “I am not surprised that Josh has made such an impact after so short a time. He’s naturally talented with a strong work ethic and a good team player; the type of young performer every director would want to have in their show.”