Alumni News: April Edition

04 April 2024

Here are just a few highlights of where you can catch our alumni this month. 

We’d love to hear about any work LAMDA graduates are creating. Get in touch on [email protected] or send us a message on social media. 

Latest releases

  • Gaia Weiss is currently starring in The Gentlemen, now streaming on Netflix.
  • The Long Run, with lighting design by Holly Ellis, is now showing at New Diorama Theatre until 13 April.
  • Rebecca Frecknall’s Cabaret opens on Broadway this month at the August Wilson Theatre in New York, playing with its current cast until 14 September. Niamh Gaffney is the UK Associate Sound Designer on the Broadway production. 
  • Odd Jobs is showing at the Hope Theatre from 2 – 6 April, written and directed by Madison Gerringer. The show stars fellow graduates Mackenzie Larsen, Kaustubh Vaidya, Tobi Martins-Ojo, George Solomou, and features Alexis Mumford as Stage Manager.
  • The Promise, with lighting design by Holly Ellis, is touring UK theatres from 6 April.
  • Bailey Murphy stars in The Dirty Thirty, showing at Pleasance Theatre on 6 April.
  • Mary’s Daughters, with Megan Carter and Kaya Bucholc, is streaming on demand from The Space on 8 April.
  • From 10 April, London Tide is playing at the National Theatre, starring Ami Tredrea and featuring Tingying Dong as Co-Sound Designer.
  • Brian Cox is featuring at HistFest on 14 April at the British Library, taking part in a discussion about history on stage and screen.
  • Moira McAuliffe’s To Whom Should I Complain, which was created as Moira’s thesis project during the MA Classical Acting course, is premiering at United Solo Festival on 18 April.
  • Lucy Phelps, Kemi-Bo Jacobs and Peter Losasso star in Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of The Other Boleyn Girl, showing from 19 April – 11 May.
  • Dhruv Ravi will be appearing in Franky Goes To Bollywood when it begins its UK tour from 25 April.
  • Ekow Quartey and Adam Wadsworth are starring in Much Ado About Nothing, playing at Shakespeare’s Globe from 25 April – 24 August.
  • Patricia Hodge is starring in the Pippin Anniversary Concert at Drury Lane Theatre on 29 and 30 April.

Things to look forward to 

  • Julie Hesmondhalgh will lead the cast of Punch, opening at Nottingham Playhouse from 4 – 25 May.
  • Daniel Quinn-Toye will star in Jamie Lloyd Company’s new West End production of Romeo & Juliet at Duke of York Theatre from 11 May.
  • Tony winner Matt Doyle is performing at Café Carlyle in New York from 7 – 11 May.
  • Hoard, starring Joseph Quinn, will be released in the UK cinemas from 10 May.
  • Stella Robinson, who recently completed LAMDA’s Foundation Course, will star in When Death Comes Knocking at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre from 18 – 22 June.
  • Holly Ellis is providing lighting design for I'm Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire at Southwark Playhouse from 28 June.
  • Harriet Walter will star in Theatre Royal Bath’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It (directed by Ralph Fiennes), from 15 August – 6 September.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch has been announced in the upcoming comedy film, The War of the Roses.

Latest news

  • Brian Cox has been named as a patron of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
  • The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar, produced by and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 2024 Oscars in March.
  • With Cabaret’s Broadway premiere this April, read an interview with director Rebecca Frecknall in the New York Times