August Alumni News update

Self-Created Work

  • You can catch plenty of LAMDA students and alumni at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 2 – 26 August. Take a look at who is taking part here.
  • The John Thaw Initiative Graduate Season will feature Do Not Alight Here, a new play written by 2019 graduate Gilbert Kyem Jnr, running from 15 – 17 August at The Actors Centre.

On Stage

  • 2013 graduates The Wet Mariners will perform Romeo & Juliet at Willow Globe, Wales on 3 August.
  • Esh Alladi will star in The Argument from 7 – 24 August at Theatre Royal Bath.
  • Jaimi Barbakoff joins the cast of Appropriate at the Donmar Warehouse. It opens on 16 August and runs through until October.
  • 2019 graduate William Robinson can be seen in Target Man at The King’s Head Theatre from 20 – 24 August.
  • You can catch Sam Jenkins-Shaw (2014) in The Night Watch as it embarks on a national tour from 22 August through to November.

On Screen

  • Arty Froushan (2017) plays series regular Jonah Breakspeare in new fantasy series Carnival Row which will premiere on Amazon Prime on 30 August.

Behind The Scenes

  • Natasha Chivers is the Lighting Designer for The Doctor, running at the Almeida Theatre from 10 August – 28 September.  
  • MA Directing alumna Elizabeth Benbow (2018) directs How We Begin at The King’s Head Theatre, running on 11 & 12 August.
  • 2018 Directing graduate Laura Jayne Bateman directs new play Target Man at The King’s Head Theatre from 20 – 24 August. Jenny Wall (2018) is also Assistant Producer on the project.

Latest News

  • Hugh Coles (2017) has been cast as George in the World Premiere of Back To The Future: The Musical, opening in Manchester next year.
  • Sarah Goldberg has been nominated for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at this year’s Emmy Awards. The awards take place on 22 September.
  • Angus Yellowlees (2017) will join the company for the West End transfer of Tom Morris’ production Touching The Void which will play at Duke of York’s Theatre from 9 November for a strictly limited season.
  • BBC1 has just announced the cast for their adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse which includes Claire Skinner. The two-part series is expected to air Christmas 2020.
  • Tom Riley is joining the cast of Joss Whedon’s new HBO Sci-Fi drama The Nevers as series regular Augustus "Augie" Bidlow.

Make sure you don’t miss…

  • Che Francis (2017) in The Colours, a new play created from interviews with patients at Ty Olwen Hospice in Swansea & Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, now running at Soho Theatre until 17 August.
  • Last chance to see Leah Harvey (2016) in Small Island at the National Theatre, closing on 10 August.
  • Last chance to see Rosalind Eleazar (2015) playing Angela in Starry Messenger alongside Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern at the Wyndham’s Theatre, closing on 10 August.

Published 1 August 2019