FORMER Holy Cross Catholic High School pupil Joe Boyle has earned a place on a prestigious Musical Theatre course.

The 18-year-old, who played the Artful Dodger in Oliver and Joseph in Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat in his time there, has secured a place at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London to do their BA (Hons) Musical Theatre course. He said: “I had to do three separate rounds of auditions which included various workshops in acting, performing two monologues, singing, with two musical theatre songs and dancing, a sort of jazz class."