Alumni News: June edition

01 June 2022

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 stars in Here We Go. Catch up with the series now on BBC iPlayer. 
  • Daniel Crespin and Emmanuel Olusanya recently performed in ChewFest 2022, which took place at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre from 22 – 28 May. 
  • Series 25 of Silent Witness, starring David Caves, is now airing on BBC One. Catch up with the series so far on BBC iPlayer. 
  • Brandon Boruch, Feride Morçay and David Abécassis recently starred in Hayfever at Theatre Packham, which ran from 27 - 28 May. 
  • Ryan Philpott and Dave Keeling recently starred in the UK tour of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, which Ryan also wrote. The production was from Dickens Theatre Company, where Ryan is Artistic Director. 
  • Benton Jennings recently appeared in HBO Max’s Our Flag Means Death
  • Christopher Grove appears in the final season of This Is Us, which airs on Disney+ in the UK. 
  • We Started to Sing, which features Hayley Bowman as Stage Manager and Emily Compton as Assistant Stage Manager, is now playing at the Arcola Theatre until 18 June. 
  • In The Weeds, starring Jamie Zubairi, is currently touring until 23 June. 
  • Small Want, written by Milly Roberts and starring Milly and Georgina Duncan, is showing at Bread and Roses Theatre on 4 June. An extract of the show was part of the LAMDA MishMash Festival earlier this year. 
  • The second series of The Outlaws, starring Charles Babalola, begins on BBC One and iPlayer on 5 June. 
  • Tinuke Craig is directing JITNEY at the Old Vic from 9 June – 9 July. The show will star Leanne Henlon, Solomon Israel and Yolanda Ovide, and features Anna Hunscott as the Deputy Stage Manager. 
  • Matthew Bulgo has written Blood Harmony, a new play opening at The Lowry on 10 June. 
  • Four Samosas, starring Meera Simhan, is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival on 10 June. 
  • Belle Bao will be directing VOID as part of Theatre Deli's SHIFT+SPACE programme, showing on 10 and 11 June. 
  • Alexandra Gilbreath will appear in Becoming Elizabeth from 12 June on Starz. 
  • This New Ground, founded and led by Nathalie Carrington, will be in residency at Riverside Studios from 17 – 26 June.
  • Amelia Donkor will be starring in Private Lives, showing at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre from 17 June – 30 September. 
  • From 23 June - 8 October, Jamie Wilkes, Claire Benedict and Thom Petty will be starring in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Richard III
  • Daniel Crespin can be seen in the Duke’s Theatre Company’s tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, playing from 23 June – 28 August. 
  • Niamh Gaffney is currently working on sound for Peaky Blinders: The Rise, the immersive theatre show opening on 24 June. Megan Shandley has been announced as part of the cast. 
  • Favour, starring Renu Brindle, is playing at the Bush Theatre from 24 June – 6 August. 

Things to look forward to 

  • Filming has begun for Michelle Bonnard on series 5 of Unforgotten
  • Ciana Howlin will be starring in The Crucible, which is screening at the BFI in July. 
  • Sam Claflin is set to star in supernatural thriller, Bagman
  • This August, Samuel Barnett will be appearing in Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen when it plays at Edinburgh Fringe from 3 – 28 August. 
  • Tingying Dong has been announced as the Sound Designer for the National Theatre’s forthcoming production of The Crucible.   
  • Catherine McNally will appear in an upcoming episode of Accused, which begins filming this month. 
  • The Wonderful World of Dissocia is showing at Stratford East from 16 September, featuring Tramaine Reindorf as Assistant Director and Alexandra Faye Braithwaite providing Sound & Composition. 
  • Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in upcoming period drama film, The Hood
  • Coming soon from Dickens Theatre Company, where Ryan Philpott is Artistic Director, is a new UK tour of Macbeth and A Christmas Carol, followed by a new production in 2023 of Fagin, Sikes and Nancy
  • Thom Petty, Jamie Wilkes and Claire Benedict will appear in RSC’s production of All’s Well That Ends Well, playing from 16 August – 8 October. Júlia Levai will be the Assistant Director.

Latest news 

  • Lucas Hare has been nominated as Best Supporting Actor in the Off West End Awards for his performance in SAD at the Omnibus Theatre. 
  • Rajiv Pattani has been nominated at the Off West End Awards in the Best Lighting Design category for Statements After An Arrest Under The Immorality Act, which ran at the Orange Tree Theatre. 
  • Gabby Beans has been nominated at the Tony Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, for The Skin Of Our Teeth
  • At the Midlands Movie Awards, Edward Crook has been nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the short film Finger Prick
  • Lori Vega recently featured in Target Margin Theater’s adaptation of One Thousand and One Nights
  • Children of the Night, the project created by Danielle Phillips, has received funding from Arts Council England.