Eight year old Joe Corcoran is a memorable face in and around Bridgewater School, Worsley. Highly energetic, outgoing, gregarious and friendly, Joe is a popular member of Prep III. By day he focuses his time on school work and learning to play the drums, singing and eating Marmite flavoured crisps! But his real over riding passion is Performing Arts, which somewhat seems to run in the family! Both of his Aunties were talented actresses one of whom presented a BBC summer prime time show back in the eighties called ‘It’s Wicked’. The other became a classically trained ballet dancer touring around Europe with some of the biggest ballet companies of the day.
Joe has shown his natural ability to perform in various Bridgewater School plays such as the role of a pig in Kindergarten, ‘The Munchkin Coroner’ in the Wizard of Oz where he sang a beautiful solo, through to playing a cheeky ‘soux chef’ in Prep II.
Without a doubt his finest achievement to date was to take the lead role in ‘Oliver!’ for the ’13 Performing Arts School’ – a local group managed and run by Jack P. Shepherd of Coronation Street fame. This multi run production took place at Z-Arts Theatre based in city centre Manchester. In addition, Joe was recognised with an award for ‘Most Promising Pupil’ along with a ‘Distinction’ in his first ever LAMDA examination.
Joe is currently signed to ‘Red 13 Management’ (also run by Jack P. Shepherd), an acting agency that works with all of the significant television broadcasters.
Joe has also been selected to be the on-pitch mascot for both Oldham Athletic Football Club and the Belle Vue Aces Speedway Team housed at the National Speedway stadium, not forgetting being a impromptu model for his Mum’s on-line children’s wear company.
In school, Joe is a very proud and dedicated member of the School ‘Prep Choir’ and loves to sing at the top of his voice at the various school functions! He also enjoys the ‘Speech and Drama’ lunchtime club designed especially for the Prep children.
Joe is looking forward to his next debut as a munchkin from the ‘Lollipop Guild’ in the upcoming ‘Wizard of Oz’ Production at Z-Arts Theatre in Manchester from the 6th to the 8th of July. His natural tendency to perform is never too far away and if his achievements to date are to go by, we’re VERY excited about Joe’s future! Watch this space…he’s already building an adoring fan base!