Alumni news: November edition

05 November 2019

On stage

  • Mary Alexandra Stiefvater is starring in Truthiness at Oh My Ribs! Theatre in Santa Monica from 7 November, as part of the SkyPilot Theatre Company One Act Festival: Future Shock.
  • Gilbert Kyem Jr (2019) stars in Lest We Forget at Greenwich Theatre from 8 November.
  • Ethan Moorhouse (2019) is playing the role of Trevor in Mischief Theatre’s Peter Pan Goes Wrong tour from 19 November.
  • Martin Hutson (1996) will star in Candida at the Orange Tree Theatre showing from 22 November.
  • Paterson Joseph stars as Ebenezer Scrooge, alongside Fred Haig (2016) in A Christmas Carol, playing at the Old Vic this winter from 23 November.
  • Rhiannon Neads (2014) and Jamie Wilkes (2013) will star in The Winds of Heaven from 26 November at the Finborough Theatre.
  • On 26 November Julie Hesmondhalgh begins performances of The Greatest Play in the History of the World at Trafalgar Studios.
  • Matthew Needham stars in Fairview at the Young Vic from 28 November.
  • Robert Emms, Solomon Israel (2011) and Gary Shelford star in Ravens: Spassky vs Fischer at Hampstead Theatre from 29 November.
  • The Robin Hood Pantomime will be showing at Salisbury Playhouse from Saturday 30 November with Leonard Cook (2013).

Screen & audio

  • Paradise Hills will be released on Video-on demand (VOD) on 1 November, starring Jeremy Irvine (2009).
  • His Dark Materials premiered on 3 November on BBC One, starring Robert Emms, Simon Manyonda (2010), Harry Melling (2010) David Suchet and Ruth Wilson.
  • Sam Claflin (2009) stars in Charlie’s Angels, released on 15 November in the US.
  • The Report starring Sarah Goldberg is due to be released in cinemas 15 November and then will stream on Amazon Prime from 29 November.
  • Ben Daniels stars in the first episode of The Crown, released on 17 November.
  • Gary Carr is playing Hawk in the upcoming film 21 Bridges which will be released on 22 November.

Self-created work

  • Poisoned Polluted, a new play written by and starring Kathryn O'Reilly has its first performance on 5 November at the Old Red Lion Theatre.
  • Madame Ovary written and performed by Rosa Hesmondhalgh (2017) will be showing at Pleasance Theatre Trust from 8 November.
  • On 20 November Ryan Philpott’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol begins its UK Tour at Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth.
  • Tom Morton-Smith’s latest play Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer debuts at Hampstead Theatre on 29 November.

Behind the scenes

  • Eminence Hill produced by Mem Ferda is due to be released 1 November in the US.
  • Alysha Brady is directing Final Assignment as part of the SkyPilot Theatre Company One Act Festival: Future Shock at Oh My Ribs! Theatre in Santa Monica from 7 November.
  • Tinuke Craig directs Cinderella at Lyric Hammersmith from 16 November.
  • Rajiv Pattani (2014) is the Lighting Designer for Hunger showing at Arcola Theatre from 20 November.
  • Mark Doubleday is the lighting technician for Candida at the Orange Tree Theatre showing from 22 November.

Make sure you don’t miss

  • Imran Momen (2015) in Much Ado About Nothing at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol until 9 November.
  • Light Falls directed by Sarah Frankcom and with lighting design from Alexandra Braithwaite at the Manchester Royal Exchange until 16 November. It also stars Mercedes Assad (2019), David Moorst (2014) and Freddie Gaminara (2017).
  • Vassa at The Almeida directed by Tinuke Craig and starring Sophie Wu, Kayla Meikle, running until 23 November.
  • JQ Cole had a guest star role on WUTANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA currently streaming/airing on HULU.  

Latest news

  • There was awards success for Esh Alladi who won Best Supporting Performance at the Theatre Awards on 27 October, for Hobson’s Choice at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
  • Richard Armitage, Anna Calder-Marshall and Rosalind Eleazar (2015) will all star in Uncle Vanya at The Pinter Theatre, opening 14 January 2020.
  • David Oyelowo will star in upcoming showtime drama series The President is Missing.
  • Congratulations to Abubakar Salim (2014) who has been selected as one of this year’s BAFTA Breakthrough Brits.
  • Shout out to Grace Molony (2017) who has been shortlisted for the Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award for The Watsons.

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