I am an actor who trained with B.A (Hons) Acting in the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.
During my training, I worked on productions of Euripides’ “Medea”, playing the roles of Tutor and Aegeus, and Edward Bond’s “The Sea”, playing the role of Willy Carson in our Touring Theatre and Main House modules respectively. As part of our final module, Site Specific Theatre, students from the ‘Acting’ and ‘Theatre Design and Production’ courses created two shows in the town of Kidwelly, South Wales, with one show being a promenade performance in the town centre, and the other in the Industrial Museum in Kidwelly’s outskirts. I was involved in writing and performing music for both productions, acting as a Minstrel-type guide for the audience for the town production. In the second production, I was a general Tin-Worker and musician, encountering plenty of opportunities for improvisation.
After finishing university, I toured a production of “The Reluctant Dragon” by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Toby Hulse with Blackout Theatre Company. I portrayed the role of The Boy, and the production toured across CADW and National Trust properties across both England and Wales in the summer of 2015. We were fortunate to have a lot of positive feedback when we performed it in the Weston Studio at the Welsh Millennium Centre’s Student Dance and Theatre Festival in June. We also received a lot of positive feedback from venues and audiences alike, and the 6 week tour was a fantastic experience which I certainly won’t forget!
In 2016, I played Arthur and Sir Hector in a touring production of “The Sword In The Stone” with Image Musical Theatre for 5 months, performing 138 shows in schools all across the country, from Glasgow to Plymouth and plenty of places in between! In November and December, I toured a production of “Puss In Boots” with LADA Productions across schools and social clubs in East England playing Puss’ owner and best friend, Colin. Over the course of the tour, we performed 36 shows in 4 weeks.
On January 6th 2017, I released my first single, “Future Fades” on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon, accompanied by a music video which was produced alongside TWR Visuals and Landscape Productions. The video features myself as a hostage being held to ransom, struggling to cope with the ordeal.
Throughout 2018, I was a workshop leader for the Sherman Youth Theatre in Cardiff, as well as helping on their production of “B L A N K” by Alice Birch. I also worked on the Sherman Theatre’s “Primary Expressions” project, developing plays with primary school children, and then performing their plays on the Sherman Theatre’s main stage.
“Josh is such a likeable, open lad that it is sometimes easy to forget how much his work has been integral to the project… We couldn’t have made this without him – a delightful and talented guy with a real streak of generosity to everyone.”
John Quirk (Director, Musical Director, Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist)
“I would like to say how much I enjoyed working with you on the production and seeing your work grow so steadily over the four weeks. Your good-humoured approach and friendly banter helped to establish a very fruitful creative atmosphere for work.”
Dr Jim McCarthy (Director, Writer, Senior Lecturer)
“He’s got the range to play Richard II and Richard III. He would do well on film. He can facially ring the changes quite beautifully.”
Meredydd Barker (Writer, Director)
“You are a very tenacious person who strives to succeed as a performer… I have enjoyed working with you.”
Dave Ainsworth (Lecturer, Actor, Director, Writer and Comedian)
“Josh was enthusiastic and… always happy to offer ideas and ask questions… A great team player and very reliable and supportive.”
Lynne Seymour (Founder of ‘Mappa Mundi Theatre’, Actor, Director)