February Alumni News Update

LAMDA Alumni have plenty of projects coming up in February, from the West End to Festivals to the silver screen. Here are just a few highlights.

Catch our alumni treading the boards this month in a range of shows including; David Suchet CBE in the West End transfer of The Price, Tom Brooke in Berberian Sound Studio at the Donmar Warehouse and 2018 graduate Katie Matsell in the UK Tour of Mirror Crack’d. Fred Haig joins the cast of The American Clock at the Old Vic, which will also have lighting by Production and Technical Arts (PTASS) alumni Natasha Chivers.

Going behind the scenes, Lekan Lawal will direct Wild East at the Young Vic and 2018 MA Directing graduate Laura Jayne Bateman will direct new play Monster Munch at the White Bear Theatre. PTASS graduate Alexandra Braithwaite is the sound designer and composer for Cougar which will open at the Orange Tree Theatre.

Across the pond, Ruth Wilson will star on Broadway in King Lear, which starts previews at the end of the month. Gabby Beans will take to the stage in Mary Seacole at the Lincoln Center Theater and Denis Lambert will star in The Music Man at The Kennedy Center.

We’re excited to see so many LAMDA alumni taking part in this year’s Vault Festival. Theatre company Good Woman Productions, which was set up by a group of LAMDA graduates, will bring their show Good Women to The Vaults, featuring alumni including director Adelaide Waldrop, sound designer Lucy Rees, playwright Emily Steck and cast members Aoife Kennan, Emma Rendell and Emily Carewe. You can also see 2018 graduate Milly Roberts in Butterfly and Benedict Salter in Vespertilio, directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson, with sound by Annie May Fletcher.

Keep your eyes peeled for Traitors which is due to air on Channel 4 later this month, starring Luke Treadaway. Catch up on the latest series of Silent Witness with David Caves, Cold Feet with Hermione Norris and Call the Midwife with Jennifer Kirby, all currently airing on TV.

We’re also proud to see LAMDA alumni Chiwetel Ejiofor and David Oyelowo have both had films at the Sundance Film Festival recently. Chiwetel made his directorial debut with The Boy who Harnessed the Wind, which he also wrote and starred in. David produces and stars in horror film Relive.

If you’re a LAMDA alumni and would like to tell us a project you are involved in, email us at [email protected].