Alumni news: December edition

05 December 2019

Behind the scenes

  • The Duchess of Malfi, directed by Rebecca Frecknall, opened at The Almeida on 2 December.​​​​​
  • Julia Levai (2019) directs The Prince of Homburg at The Space Theatre from 10 December with Anna Short (2019) as stage manager.
  • Performances of A Christmas Carol at Theatr Clwyd begin on 13 December with sound design by Alexandra Braithwaite.

On stage

  • Ciaran Owens (2011) stars in The Duchess of Malfi at The Almeida from 2 December.​​​​​​
  • Performances of Three Sisters began at the National Theatre on 3 December with Jonathan Ajayi (2018), Natalie Simpson (2015) and Offue Okegbe (2010).
  • Liam King (2019) and Stephanie Payne (2019) will perform in Pinocchio at the Citizens Theatre from 7 December.
  • 2019 graduates Will Bishop, Esme Scarborough and Sam Stafford star in The Prince of Homburg from 10 December.

Screen & audio

  • On 6 December The Last Right starring Brian Cox will be released in the UK.
  • The Witcher premieres on Netflix UK on 20 December. The cast includes MyAnna Buring, Anya Chalotra (2014), Donal Finn (2018) and Amit Shah.
  • The BBC mini-series adaptation of A Christmas Carol will air over Christmas with alumni Jason Flemyng and Charlotte Riley.
  • Colm Gleeson (2019) features in BBC Radio 4 drama Puckoon, released on 28 December.

Self-created work

  • The first performance of 2019 graduate Ell Potter’s new show FITTER runs at the Soho Theatre Upstairs throughout the month.  
  • Mischief Theatre’s new show Magic Goes Wrong runs at Vaudeville Theatre from 14 December. Their new TV series The Goes Wrong Show: The Spirit of Christmas will air on BBC1 from 23 December.

Latest news

  • Congratulations to alum Haluk Bilginer who won best performance by an actor at the International Emmys.
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor was honoured on 2 December at the Celebration of Black Cinema presented by the Critics Choice Association (formerly known as the Broadcast Film Critics Association).
  • Congratulations to Tingying Dong (2019) on her Offie Award nomination for Best Sound Design for Jerker at the Kings Head Theatre.
  • Congratulations to Kathryn O’Reilly who has been nominated for the Offie Award for best female performance in a play for her role in Poisoned Polluted.

Make sure you don’t miss…

  • His Dark Materials airs on BBC1 every Sunday starring Robert Emms, Simon Manyonda (2010), Harry Melling (2009), David Suchet and Ruth Wilson.
  • Paterson Joseph as Ebenezer Scrooge alongside Fred Haig (2016) in A Christmas Carol, playing at the Old Vic until 18 January.
  • Catch Nikki-Amuka Bird in Gold Digger on BBC iPlayer. 
  • Cinderella directed by Tinuke Craig (2010) plays at Lyric Hammersmith until 5 January 2020.
  • Simon-Anthony Rhoden (2009) who joined the cast of Hamilton in the West End as Aaron Burr on 18 November.
  • Scarlett Courtney (2019) in The Pallisers and Middlemarch with Joe Quinn (2015), both available on BBC Radio 4.

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