West end role in Jersey Boys for Perfformio Alumni


Joey Cornish, graduate from the BA Perfformio course in Cardiff, has been cast as Joe Pesci and second cover for Frankie Valli in the West End production of Jersey Boys. BA Perfformio (Performance) is an innovative, Welsh-medium course taught intensively over two years.

The course develops multidisciplinary, confident performers who have strong knowledge of, and links with, the creative industries in Wales and beyond. Alumni from the course have included Lloyd Macey (2017), X-factor performer, and accomplished singer.

Joey said: “My time training on the Perfformio course at UWTSD Cardiff was the perfect springboard to the next step in my career. For me, that step was to seek further training and the course gave me the perfect tools and experience to do so.

I learned so much during my time at UWTSD and acquired so many skills and techniques that I implement daily, in rehearsals and while performing. To get a degree under my belt in only two years is a bonus too as it meant I could get my career started sooner. I don’t think you can get such drama-school-level training through the medium of Welsh anywhere else!”

Programme Director for the BA Perfformio course, Eilir Owen-griffiths, said: “We are very proud of Joey’s achievements. As a student he took every opportunity that was available and embraced the degree and this has paid off. I wish him well in this new chapter on the West End stage!”

Find out more about our BA Perfformio course: Perfformio (BA) | UWTSD

Further Information

Llinos McVicar BA (Hons), MA, AFHEA, ACIM
Principal Communications and PR Officer Alumni
Prif Swyddog Cyfathrebu a Chysylltiadau Cyhoeddus Cyn-fyfyrwyr
Ffôn/ Phone 01792 481184  (4184) / 07850 321687
E Bost/Email: llinos.mcvicar@uwtsd.ac.uk / alumni@uwtsd.ac.uk