Alumni News: October edition

04 October 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

  • Following its Edinburgh Fringe run earlier this year, The Brief Life & Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria, written by Sasha Wilson and starring Sasha and David Leopold, is now showing at the Arcola Theatre until 21 October.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch stars in The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, now streaming on Netflix.
  • The Book of Clarence, starring David Oyelowo and Benedict Cumberbatch, is set to have its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival this October, followed by a wide release in January 2024.
  • In Camera, starring Amir El-Masry, is showing the BFI London Film Festival this October.
  • Aaron Pierre stars in Foe, showing this month at BFI London Film Festival, before being released in the UK on 20 October.
  • Matt Doyle is currently appearing in the title role of Sinatra: The Musical at the Birmingham Rep, playing until 28 October. 
  • Anthropology, staring MyAnna Buring, is currently running at the Hampstead Theatre until 14 October.
  • All Creatures Great and Small returns to Channel 5 from 5 October for its fourth series, starring Patricia Hodge.
  • Robert Emms stars in The Reckoning, airing on BBC One from 9 October.
  • Dominique Hamilton is providing Hair & Make-Up for the Yard Theatre’s production of The Flea, showing from 11 October - 18 November.
  • Following its Edinburgh Fringe run, Pieces of Us is showing at Rosemary Branch Theatre from 11 – 18 October. The production was developed by Jessica Munna & Amy Garner Buchanan.
  • Jerome Yates is starring in the UK tour of Driftwood from 12 October.
  • Alistair Nwachukwu features in Choir Boy, playing at Bristol Old Vic from 12 October – 11 November.
  • Geneva, written by Richard Armitage, will be published on 12 October.
  • From 14 October – 18 November, 2023 graduate Lee Braithwaite is starring in Cowbois at RSC.
  • Tingying Dong is providing sound design for Lyonesse at Harold Pinter Theatre from 17 October – 23 December.
  • Angela Jones and Nadine Ivy Barr star in the Roundhouse’s production of Trueman and the Arsonists from 18 October – 8 November. 
  • Clara Courty-Zanca is starring in and producing Rachel at the White Bear Theatre on 27 and 28 October, which will also feature Conor Dumbrell

Things to look forward to

  • From 3 November – 9 December, Olivia Le Andersen and David Sturzaker will be starring in Nineteen Gardens at Hampstead Theatre.
  • Scratches, written by and starring Aoife Kennan, is showing at the Arcola Theatre from 6 – 11 November.
  • Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen, starring Samuel Barnett, opens at the Bush Theatre from 10 November.
  • Mind Mangler: A Night of Tragic Illusion, with Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer, heads to New York this November, showing at New World Stages from 10 November. 
  • Holly Ellis will be the Associate Lighting Designer on A Sherlock Carol at Marylebone Theatre from 24 November – 7 January.
  • Robert Emms will star in The Homecoming at the Young Vic from 27 November – 27 January.
  • Peace Oseyenum will be starring in Northern Stage’s production of Cinderella: A Fairytale from 2 December – 6 January in Newcastle.
  • Debbie Chazen stars in Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Pig at JW3 from 10 December – 7 January.
  • Taneetrah Porter appears as Rose-Granger Weasley in Harry Potter and The Cursed Child when the new cast starts its run at the Palace Theatre from 17 October. 
  • Harriet Walter will appear in The House of Bernard Alba at The National Theatre from 16 November 2023 – 6 January 2024, directed by Rebecca Frecknall
  • Rithvik Andugula will appear in new Welsh-language musical Branwen: Dadeni, touring Wales from 8 – 25 November.  

Latest news

  • Congratulations to Whitton Frank who was recently awarded a ‘Tartans on the Rise’ Award from Carnegie Mellon.
  • Congratulations to Bryony Corrigan and Antony Eden who have both been nominated at the UK Theatre Awards 2023 for Best Supporting Performance (in a Musical or Play).
  • Congratulations to Isobel Thom (Foundation programme) for winning Best Performer in a Play, and Tingying Dong (Production & Technical Arts) for winning Best Creative West End Debut at the Stage Debut Awards 2023.