Alumni News: January edition

04 January 2023

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

  • Megan Cusack stars in the new series of Call The Midwife, showing on Sundays on BBC One.
  • Kaleidoscope, starring Rosaline Elbay, is now streaming internationally on Netflix.
  • Carys Bowkett stars in the latest series of Strike, now available on BBC iPlayer.
  • The Almeida’s revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Rebecca Frecknall, is now showing until 4 February.
  • Ruth Wilson returns to His Dark Materials on BBC One. Catch up on the series now on BBC iPlayer.
  • Now streaming on Netflix, catch Ozioma Whenu starring in The Witcher: Blood Origin.
  • Watch On The Rhine, with sound design by Tingying Dong and starring Patricia Hodge and John Light, is now showing at Donmar Warehouse until 4 February.
  • Listen to GUTS, a new series of audio pilots created by Conor Dumbrell and Lucy Havard's Seagull Productions. The episodes feature the work of a number of recent graduates including Joe Sefton, Caroline Letelier, Ned Costello, Saroja Lily Ratnavel, and Ross McShane, with Production & Technical Arts graduate Luca Panetta as Technical Producer.
  • Thriller series The Light in the Hall, starring Iwan Rheon, begins on Channel 4 on 4 January.
  • David Caves returns for series 26 of Silent Witness, now airing on BBC One and BBC iPlayer,.
  • Catch Amit Shah in the third series of BBC’s Happy Valley.
  • Holly Ellis is providing lighting design for On The Ropes at Park Theatre from 6 January – 4 February.
  • Harry Melling stars in The Pale Blue Eye, streaming on Netflix from 6 January.
  • Empire Of Light, featuring Tom Brooke, will be released in UK cinemas from 9 January.
  • Cynefin, starring Lucy Havard, is showing at the Bread & Roses Theatre from 10 – 14 January.
  • From 12 – 21 January, Olivia Le Andersen and Antony Eden will star in Relatively Speaking at Theatre Royal Bath.
  • Mischief Theatre’s Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle, based on the character created for Magic Goes Wrong, will begin in the West End and touring the UK this January, with a script by Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Lewis.
  • Action thriller film Plane, starring Tony Goldwyn, will be released in US cinemas on 13 January.
  • Bank of Dave, starring Rory Kinnear, will be released on Netflix on 16 January.
  • From 26 January – 11 February, Alexandra Faye Braithwaite is providing Composition & Sound Design for How Not To Drown, playing at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
  • Aoife Kennan will star in Scratches at the Vault Festival in 2023, showing from 31 January – 5 February.

Things to look forward to

  • Obsession, starring Richard Armitage, will be released on Netflix in 2023.
  • Ben Daniels has joined the cast of the Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power for season 2.
  • Henry V, which is currently showing at Shakespeare’s Globe and features Helena Lymbery, is heading on tour from February 2023. 
  • I Hate It Here – first devised at LAMDA as part of our 2021 MA Directing season – is showing at Pleasance Theatre from 28 February – 11 March 2023. The show is directed by Jess Haygarth, and stars Angela Jones, Conor Dumbrell, Kathrine Payne, Jude Mack and Sarah Farrell.
  • Scrapper, featuring Carys Bowkett, will be premiering at Sundance in 2023.
  • Limited series Biafra, produced by David Oyelowo, is in development with the BBC.
  • Jo Griffin is performing People Person at Soho Theatre on 22 February.
  • Brian Cox is returning to the West End to star in upcoming production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
  • Insides, created by Lucy Havard and Conor Dumbrell, is showing at Pleasance Theatre from 3 – 8 April.

Latest news

  • Congratulations to Aoife Kennan, who has been selected as one of the Sky Comedy Rep Writers for 2023.
  • Amanda Humphries – Stage Management and Technical Theatre graduate of 2017 – has recently begun a new role as Theatre Manager at the Stahl Theatre in Oundle near Peterborough.
  • Crackers, which starred Sera Mustafa, has been nominated at the Offies for Performance (Production for Young People).
  • Annie May Fletcher has been nominated for Best Sound Design at the What’s On Stage Awards for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which played at Leeds Playhouse and HOME Manchester.