Alumni News: July Edition

01 July 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  

  • Katherine Parkinson read a moving and poignant letter about a man buried in Bayeux on 5 June as part of BBC One’s D-Day:80 commemorations.  
  • Lucy Jane Atkinson directed Radio as part of Burning Coal Theatre Company's Wait ‘Til You See This Second Stage Series, from 5 – 23 June in North Carolina. 
  • Kit Fowler is the Deputy Stage Manager for The Taming of the Shrew which runs at Shakespeare’s Globe from 6 June - 26 October.  
  • Adaline Waby stars in Miss Julie at The Park Theatre from 7 June - 6 July. 
  • Ken Bolden starred in Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera’s production West Side Story from 11 - 16 June. 
  • Nathaniel Parker and Susannah Wise star in Alma Mater at the Almeida Theatre from 11 June - 20 July, directed by Polly Findlay
  • Bert Seymour reprises his role for series 3 of Bridgerton, streaming on Netflix on 13 June. 
  • Soroosh Lavasani stars in The Bounds at The Royal Court until 13 July. 
  • John Selby has been cast in The Shawshank Redemption at Flat Rock Playhouse in North Carolina, playing until 30 June. 
  • Abubakar Salim and Fabien Frankel star in the second series of House Of The Dragon, premiering 16 June. 
  • On 19 June, Hanako Footman’s Mongrel was announced as one of the six shortlisted novels for The Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize 2024.  
  • On 24 June, Julian Bleach appeared at Criterion Theatre’s 150th Anniversary Gala performance. 
  • Conor Dumbrell stars in George at The Omnibus Theatre until 14 July.  
  • Joseph Quinn stars in A Quiet Place: Day One, released in cinemas 27 June. 
  • Lisa Rose’s Too Small To Tell plays on 28 and 30 June in Park Theatre London.  
  • Alexandra Faye Braithwaite is Sound Designer for Chariots of Fire, playing at Sheffield Theatre from 6 – 27 July.  
  • Brandon Cook stars in Skeleton Crew from 11 July - 24 August at the Donmar Warehouse. 
  • Ciarán Owens will star in Red Speedo at the Orange Tree Theatre from 13 July – 10 August.  
  • The Constituent plays at The Old Vic until 10 August, starring Anna Maxwell Martin.  
  • Iwan Rheon stars in the upcoming series Those About to Die, premiering on Peacock on 18 July. 
  • Tingying Dong is providing Sound Design for The Secret Garden, playing at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre until 20 July.  
  • Emmanuel Olusanya stars in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Pericles from 26 July – 21 September. 
  • Natalie Simpson stars in Visit from an Unknown Woman at Hampstead Theatre until 27 July.  
  • The UK tour of Player Kings stars David Shelley, with Mark Smith as Assistant Stage Manager, now playing until 27 July.   
  • The Disco Show, running in The Ling Hotel, Las Vegas Boulevard from 27 July will be Lighting Designed by Natasha Chivers. 
  • Dominic Cooper joins the cast of Suspect for its second series on Channel 4, scheduled to air this July. 
  • Richard III at Shakespeare’s Globe stars Sam Crerar, playing until 3 August.  
  • I’m Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire playing at Southwark Playhouse until 10 August features Holly Ellis as Lighting Designer.   
  • Much Ado About Nothing, starring Ryan Donaldson, Colm Gormley, Ekow Quartey and Adam Wadsworth, is showing at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre until 24 August.  
  • Matt Doyle is among the lineup of performers set for this year's Barrington Stage Summer Cabaret Series, running until 31 August at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center.   

Things to look forward to  

  • Things Between Heaven and Earth, written and performed by Jun Noh runs at the Camden Fringe from 3 – 6 August and, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 8 – 26 August. 
  • Bert Seymour stars in Antony & Cleopatra at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre from 4 August – 15 September. 
  • Vivian Allvin stars in Ulysses in Babel, her own thesis turned stage production, at C Alto Studio during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from August 12 - 18. The show is directed by Nick Bagnall who is a guest director at LAMDA. 
  • Elaine Redshaw is Stage Managing Show How It's Thespian at the Haldane Theatre (Surgeons Hall) as part of the Edinburgh Fringe from 20 – 24 August.   
  • The Real Thing at The Old Vic features Sound Designing by Alexandra Faye Braithwaite. 
  • Alexia Moyano stars in the film My Penguin Friend which will be released in August.  
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power returns for series two this August, starring Ben Daniels and Rory Kinnear.  
  • Alexandra Faye Braithwaite is Sound Designer for Abigail’s Party, which plays at Stratford East from 6 September – 5 October.  
  • Ken Bolden stars in the Pittsburgh Public's production of Dial M For Murder from 11 - 29 September. 
  • John Lithgow stars in Giant at The Royal Court Theatre from 20 September - 16 November, Sound Designed by Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in the next instalment of the Venom saga, Venom: The Last Dance, due for release in cinemas on 25 October.  
  • Justin Mayer’s clown show, Laugh Lab, has been accepted into the Theatre Crude Fringe Festival in Oklahoma City, to be performed 10 –19 October. 
  • Katherine Parkinson stars in Rivals on Disney+ later this year.  
  • Niamh Walsh stars in BBC’s Dead and Buried this autumn.  
  • Alexia Moyano stars in the Netflix series Caught which will be released in 2025.  
  • Harriet Walter to star in new Channel 4 drama series Brian and Margaret. 
  • John Light and Barney Fishwick to star in the second series of the BBC’s crime drama Showtrial. 
  • Emily Taaffe to star in Paramount+ UK & Ireland’s latest drama series, Little Disasters. 

Latest News: 

  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor announced as Raindance Icon Award 2024 recipient.