Alumni news: July edition

01 July 2021

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 

  • Tatty Hennessy’s adaptation of Animal Farm was performed last month by the National Youth Theatre. 
  • Ell Potter has narrated the audiobook of The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell. 
  • The Beast Must Die, featuring Nathaniel Parker, is now available to watch on BritBox. 
  • Douggie McMeekin can currently be seen in Bach & Sons, playing at the Bridge Theatre until 11 September. 
  • Watch the new trailer for The Duke, starring Jim Broadbent, which is set to be released in cinemas on 3 September.  
  • Antony Eden can currently be seen in the UK tour of The Woman in Black
  • Listen to Robert Emms in BBC Radio 4’s Hardy’s Women: Jude the Obscure, now available online
  • Robert Emms is also starring in season 2 of War of the Worlds, available in the UK on Disney+ from 16 July. 
  • Watch the trailer for Foundation, starring Leah Harvey, before its release on AppleTV+ this September. 
  • Mischief Theatre’s Magic Goes Wrong begins its UK tour this July, and will star LAMDA graduates Chloe TannenbaumKiefer Moriarty and Sam Hill
  • The Boy With The Bee Jar is playing at the Hope Theatre from 29 June – 17 July, with Holly Ellis providing lighting design and Amos Clarke as Stage Manager. 
  • Leanne Henlon is now starring in Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner at the Royal Court Theatre, playing until 27 July. 
  • Alexandra Faye Braithwaite is currently sound designer for Bloody Elle – A Gig Musical at the Royal Exchange Theatre, playing until 17 July. 
  • Joseph Prowen will appear in Piaf at Nottingham Playhouse between 2 – 17 July. 
  • The Three Seagulls, directed by Sally Cookson, is playing at the Bristol Old Vic from 3 – 10 July. ​​​​​​
  • Sasha Wilson has written and will star in Louisa & Jo (& Me) at Golden Goose Theatre from 6 – 17 July, featuring music by David Leopold and lighting by Holly Ellis
  • David Oyelowo’s directorial debut The Water Man arrives on Netflix in the UK on 9 July. 
  • Elinor Peregrin is starring in folk-inspired musical The Red Side of the Moon at the Iris Theatre between 12 – 17 July. 
  • From 9 July – 14 August, Sam Jenkins-Shaw will star in Home, I’m Darling at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre, which will also feature Alexandra Faye Braithwaite as sound designer. 
  • Watch the trailer for series 2 of This Way Up, written by and starring Aisling Bea. Catch it in the UK on Channel 4 from 14 July, and in the US on Hulu from 9 July. 
  • Saviour, written and performed by Helen Reuben, is playing at Jermyn Street Theatre from 20 – 25 July. 
  • M. Night Shyamalan’s Old, starring Nikki Amuka-Bird and Aaron Pierre, will be released on 23 July. 
  • Cassie Harrison is the Stage Manager for Outlier at the Bristol Old Vic, which will be available to stream online between 26 July – 8 August.
  • Ell Potter can be seen in back-to-back shows FITTER and HOTTER at Soho Theatre, playing from 26 July – 6 August. HOTTER also features Holly Ellis as lighting designer. 
  • BAFTA-nominated Limbo, starring Amir El-Masry, will be released in the UK on 30 July. 
  • 2018 graduate Eric Stroud has been cast in Baskerville! at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester, playing from 30 July – 22 August. 

Things to look forward to 

  • Jeremy Irvine has been cast in HBO Max’s Green Lantern series. 
  • Robert Emms has joined the cast of Star Wars: Rogue One spin-off series Andor, which is now filming for release on Disney+ in 2022. 
  • Production has begun on Netflix’s adaptation of Persuasion, featuring Nikki Amuka-Bird
  • Meg Salter is amongst the writers for Amazon Prime’s The Rig, which recently began filming. 
  • Ben Daniels, Henry Nott and Danny Lee Wynter will be part of the cast for The Normal Heart, playing at the National Theatre this September. 
  • Mischief Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong will return to off-Broadway's New World Stages this October. 
  • Harry Melling has been cast opposite Christian Bale in Netflix’s The Pale Blue Eye
  • Filming has begun for the third and final season of His Dark Materials, with Ruth Wilson and Simon Harrison set to star. 
  • Rory Kinnear has been cast in an adaptation of Force Majeure at Donmar Warehouse, running from 10 December 2021 – 5 February 2022. 

Latest announcements 

  • Congratulations to Ruth Wilson, who has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. 
  • Lekan Lawal has been announced as Associate Creative Director at HOME Manchester. 
  • Lucia Pupilli will lead the Junior Actors Company at the Wharf Theatre, a new youth theatre launching in Wiltshire this year.