A former Drama student at St Mary’s University, Twickenham has made his professional stage debut, just eight months after graduating.
Henry Mettle, who graduated in 2017 from St Mary’s, is currently starring in Louis Souchar’s award-winning Holes at the Nottingham Playhouse.
Henry is playing the role of ‘Armpit’ in the new production which has been adapted for the stage following the 2003 film’s success.
He has also recently got his first agent, Josh Boyd Rochford of Simon and How Agency, who met Henry when holding auditions with all final year students last year to offer advice about potential representation and casting.
Josh has also delivered masterclasses to Drama St Mary’s students as part of its award-winning employability initiative Project 10.
Henry said, “It’s been an absolute dream start to my career. Josh has been a fantastic agent and as a young graduate it’s so amazing to have someone in your corner, he’s definitely gave me a more confident mindset going into the audition. The director and cast have been incredibly lovely and welcoming and the production has been great fun to work on, it’s been the perfect first job.”
Programme Director for Acting at St Mary’s Julie Spencer said, “Henry was a brilliant student whilst studying at Drama St Mary's. We are absolutely thrilled for him. This is an amazing start and we're sure he's going to continue making his mark.”