Alumni news: October edition
Here are just a few highlights of where you can catch our alumni this month.
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- Tingying Dong is currently the sound designer for We Like to Move it, Move it, touring between 28 September – 16 October.
- Four-part thriller Hollington Drive, starring Anna Maxwell Martin, began airing on ITV on 29 September. Catch up on ITV Hub now.
- Katherine Parkinson is part of the cast for comedy series Hitmen: Reloaded, which recently began airing its second series on Sky.
- Toby Gordon is currently starring in Small Change at the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham, showing until 2 October.
- Patricia Hodge and Callum Woodhouse are starring in All Creatures Great and Small, currently airing on Channel 5.
- Alexandra Faye Braithwaite is providing sound design for Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks, playing at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin from 30 September – 16 October.
- Watch Jim Broadbent in the new trailer for A Boy Called Christmas before its release this November.
- Comedy duo Stiff & Kitsch (Sally O’Leary and Rhiannon Neads), are performing their new show Bricking It at Soho Theatre from 30 September until 2 October. Fellow alum Janine Harouni is directing the show.
- Playing until 2 October, Stephanie Street is starring in Deciphering at the New Diorama Theatre.
- Anna Maxwell Martin’s performance in Constellations, staged earlier this year by Donmar Warehouse, will be streamed online this October. Laura Howard was assistant lighting designer during its West End run.
- Kristin Atherton has recently narrated the audiobook for Pat Barker’s The Women of Troy.
- Harry Melling can be seen in The Tragedy of Macbeth, showing at the London Film Festival this October before its release later this year. Watch the trailer now.
- Limbo, starring Amir El-Masry, is now available to stream on MUBI in the UK and Ireland.
- Mary Alexandra Stiefvater is starring in new comedy series Virtually Single. Watch the trailer here.
- Mischief Theatre’s The Goes Wrong Show has returned to BBC One for a second series. Catch up with the series now on BBC iPlayer.
- Rory Kinnear is starring in Ridley Road, beginning 3 October on BBC One.
- Emma Kaas Andersen is Stage Manager for The Friday Freedom Fighters, showing with Etcetera Theatre from 5 – 16 October.
- Salvatore D'Aquila and James Wallwork’s new play Fritz & Matlock is playing at the Pleasance Theatre in London between 5 – 17 October.
- From 5 October – 13 November, Polly Findlay is directing White Noise at the Bridge Theatre, starring James Corrigan.
- Following its Edinburgh Fringe run earlier this year, Piccolo Theatre – which includes George Rexstrew as Co-Artistic Director – is staging its show Screen 9 at the Pleasance Theatre on 12 and 13 October.
- Catch Dave Perry in Broken Lad, playing at the Arcola Theatre between 13 October – 6 November.
- The Last Duel, featuring Harriet Walter, Nathaniel Parker and Željko Ivanek, is set to be released in cinemas on 15 October.
- Tinuke Craig is directing JITNEY between 16 October – 6 November at Leeds Playhouse. The production will also star Leanne Henlon.
- Brian Cox will star in the third season of Succession, premiering on 17 October. The show is released on HBO in the US and on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV a day later in the UK.
- The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role, is set to be released in US cinemas from 22 October, followed by a release on Amazon Prime on 5 November. Watch the new trailer.
- Between 26 October – 20 November, Adeline Waby will be starring in the King’s Head Theatre’s revival of Tender Napalm.
- The UK tour of Private Lives, starring Patricia Hodge, begins on 28 October at Theatre Royal Bath.
Things to look forward to
- John Lithgow has joined the cast of Apple Original Films and A24 thriller Sharper.
- Stephan Boyce will star in this year's Christmas pantomime, Aladdin, playing at the Lyric Hammersmith from 17 November – 2 January 2022.
- David Suchet’s solo show Poirot and Me will move to the West End in January, playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre between 4 – 22 January 2022.
- Tinuke Craig will be curating For the Culture: Celebrations of Blackness at the Lyric Hammersmith in January, launching the theatre’s 2022 season.
- Rosaline Elbay is currently filming Netflix drama series Jigsaw.
- Dónal Finn has been cast in the second season of Amazon’s The Wheel of Time.
- Naomi Sheldon has joined the cast of RSC’s The Comedy of Errors, sharing the role of Adrianne.
- The Queen’s Gambit, which featured Harry Melling, recently won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series.
- 2021 graduate Emma Cooney has been selected as part of the Royal Court’s Introduction to Playwrighting Group.
- The short film Play It Safe, starring Jonathan Ajayi, won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW.