Alumni News: April edition
01 April 2022
Here are just a few highlights of where you can catch our alumni this month.
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- Ell Potter has recently narrated How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie, which is now available on BBC Sounds.
- Zoë Armer features in the audio play If We Were Older by Alice Sparrow, available now from National Theatre and Audible.
- Bella Kear was recently the Sound Designer for The Night Woman, which played at The Other Palace Theatre in March.
- 2021 graduate Daniel Morris recently appeared in Blackthorn at Etcetera Theatre in Camden, on 27 and 28 March.
- Murder in Provence, starring Patricia Hodge, Nancy Carroll and Samuel Barnett, is now available to stream on BritBox.
- Catch up with the third and final series of Hidden, starring Garmon Rhys, now on BBC iPlayer.
- Tinuke Craig is currently directing a reimagining of Hamlet for primary school audiences, running at the Dorfman Theatre until 6 April, as well as touring to schools across the UK. Read Tinuke’s blog for What’s On Stage about the performances.
- Jahmiko Marshall is currently the Associate Sound Designer on For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy, now playing at the Royal Court until 30 April.
- Diary of a Somebody is currently playing until 30 April at Seven Dials Playhouse, featuring lighting designed by Luca Panetta and starring George Kemp and Jamie Zubairi.
- Catch David Moorst and Harry Redding on stage in To Kill A Mockingbird, now playing at the Gielgud Theatre.
- Hugh Coles is appearing in the third season of Atlanta, beginning on 1 April in the US and coming soon to the UK on Disney+.
- Waverley Moran is the Stage Manager for Anyone Can Whistle, playing at Southwark Playhouse from 1 April – 7 May.
- True Things, starring Ruth Wilson, will be released in UK cinemas on 1 April. Ruth can also be seen in The Human Voice, playing until 9 April at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
- 2021 graduate Sophia Papadopoulos is part of the cast for RSC’s productions of Henry VI: Rebellion (playing 1 April – 28 May) and Wars of the Roses (playing 11 April – 4 June).
- Iwan Rheon stars in Barbarians, set to be released in the US on 1 April.
- From 2 – 16 April, Peter Losasso is starring in Fighting Irish at the Belgrade Theatre.
- The second series of Raised By Wolves, starring Abubakar Salim, Selina Jones and James Harkness, arrives in the UK on Sky Atlantic on 6 April.
- Alice Orr-Ewing will feature in The Corn is Green, playing at the National Theatre from 7 April – 11 June.
- From 8 – 30 April, Sam Jenkins-Shaw will star in Jane Eyre at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.
- Jessica Munna is performing Pieces of Me at Rosemary Branch Theatre on 9 and 10 April.
- Barney Fishwick is writing and starring in BBC Radio Fjörd, which will air on 12 April on BBC Radio 4.
- On 14 and 15 April, Princess Essex – which features lighting designed by Ben Garcia and sound designed by Hattie North – will be playing at the Bush Theatre as part of ‘Essex on Stage’.
- Kayla Meikle will be starring in Donmar Warehouse’s production of MARYS SEACOLE, playing from 15 April – 4 June.
- Following its run at the National Theatre, Our Generation will open at the Chichester Festival Theatre on 22 April. The show stars Debbie Chazen and Stephanie Street, and will play until 14 May.
- Tingying Dong will be providing sound design for Tsunagu/Connect Live, an immersive performance piece and exhibition, running at Shoreditch Town Hall from 23 – 30 April.
- Amber Grappy is starring in The Baby, which will premiere in the US on HBO Max on 24 April. The series is set to air on Sky Atlantic in the UK later this year. Watch the trailer now.
- Playing from 27 April – 18 June, the National Theatre’s production of Middle will be directed by Polly Findlay and will star Daniel Ryan.
- Five Characters in Search of a Good Night's Sleep is running at Southwark Playhouse from 27 April – 21 May, with Max Harrison (Assistant Director), Bonnie Poole (Production Manager) and Alex Critoph (Producer).
Things to look forward to
- Aaron Pierre has joined the cast of the upcoming Marvel film Blade.
- The National Theatre’s Summer Season has been announced, with Katherine Parkinson starring in a new production of Much Ado About Nothing from 7 July.
- The National Theatre are also staging Jack Absolute Flies Again from 2 July, which will star James Corrigan, Natalie Simpson, Laurie Davidson and George Kemp.
- From 27 July, Bryan Dick will star in the National Theatre’s production of All Of Us.
- James D’Arcy and Tony Goldwyn have joined the cast of upcoming film Oppenheimer.
- Anthony Welsh has been cast in the Paramount+ series, The Flatshare.
- Tom Brooke has joined the cast of Empire Of Light, which has recently started production.
- Amelia Donkor will be taking part in the Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s upcoming summer season.
- Ben Aldridge and Nikki Amuka-Bird have been cast in the upcoming film Knock at the Cabin.
- From 12 July – 28 August, Eric Stroud will be starring in 101 Dalmatians: The Musical at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.
- Richard Armitage has been cast in the Netflix series Damage.
- Netflix have also announced that Nadia Parkes will star in the upcoming series Half Bad.
- Watch the first trailer for The Time Traveler’s Wife, starring Rose Leslie, before its release on HBO in the US in May.
- Matthew Bulgo has written Blood Harmony, a new play opening at The Lowry on 10 June.
- MA Directing graduate Orr Benezra-Segal will be the Associate Director of The Band’s Visit, playing at Donmar Warehouse from September.
- Watch Rory Kinnear in the first trailer for Men.
- In March, 2021 graduate Matilda Bailes spoke to TresA Magazine about training at LAMDA and making her professional debut in Persuasion, which is playing at Alexandra Palace from 7 April before moving to Oxford Playhouse in May. Read the interview here.
- Congratulations to the Olivier Awards nominees, including Nathaniel Parker, Danny Lee Wynter, Clive Carter, Hugh Coles and Ben Daniels who have been nominated in the acting categories. Rebecca Frecknall is nominated for Best Director for Cabaret, which has also been nominated for Best Musical Revival. What The Ladybird Heard, which was adapted and directed by Graham Leslie Hubbard, is nominated for Best Family Show.
- Congratulations to Tingying Dong (Sound Designer of Folk), Bella Kear (Associate Sound Designer of A Place For We) and Tabitha Piggott (Production Manager of Old Bridge) for the shows being nominated in the Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre Award at the Oliviers.
- Constellations (starring Anna Maxwell Martin and featuring Laura Howard as Assistant Lighting Designer) is nominated for Best Revival, alongside The Normal Heart (starring Ben Daniels, Henry Nott and Danny Lee Wynter). Spring Awakening (starring Carly-Sophia Davies and Stuart Thompson) and Anything Goes (with Mark Smith as Assistant Stage Manager) have been nominated for Best Musical Revival. Moulin Rouge (starring Clive Carter) and Back to the Future (starring Hugh Coles) are also nominated for Best New Musical.
- Congratulations to Jonathan Ajayi, who has been nominated at the Ian Charleson Awards for Hamlet.
- Congratulations to William Robinson who has been nominated at the Offies for Lead Performance in a Play, for Bacon.
- Charlotte Riley was amongst the winners at The Production Guild of Great Britain Awards 2022 in the PGGB Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award, for her work on The WonderWorks, the first dedicated childcare facility at a UK film or TV studio.
- At the BAFTA TV Awards, Leah Harvey has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Foundation. Please Help – written and directed by Lucy Pearman – has been nominated for Short-Form Programme, and Aisling Bea has been nominated for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for This Way Up.