Alumni news: February edition

07 February 2020

VAULT Festival – Self-Created Work

  • Andrew Nolan performs his new show Andrew Nolan: Homewrecker on 5 & 6 February.
  • The 4th Country by Plain Heroines begins its run on 11 February with Aoife Kennan (2018) as cast member and writing partner.
  • On 11 February performances of The First begin at The Vaults with sound design from Tingying Dong (2019).
  • Elizabeth Benbow (2018) is producing The First, starring Daniel Ward (2011) at Vault Festival Theatre from 11 February.
  • Stiff & Kitsch (2016) host Cabaret Sauvignon And A Single Vault Whiskey on 14 February.
  • Rosa Hesmondhalgh (2017) brings her one woman show Madame Ovary to the Vaults from 18 February.
  • Joseph Reed (2017) stars in The Nobodies from 18 February.
  • Women’s Writes Festival begins performances on 23 February with Alex Critoph, Yolanda Ovide (2018), Amy Vicary-Smith (2019) and Melissa-Kelly Franklin (2012).

Behind The Scenes

  • Performances of Albion begin at The Almeida on 3 February with movement direction by Rebecca Frecknall (2010).
  • Annie May Fletcher (2017) designs the sound for In My Lungs The Ocean Swells at the Vaults from 4 February.
  • Júlia Levai (2019) is the Jerwood Assistant Director for Nora: A Doll's House at The Young Vic, beginning 5 February 2020.
  • Natasha Chivers is the lighting designer for Message In A Bottle, at Peacock Theatre from 6 February.
  • Sally Cookson directs A Monster Calls at Chichester Festival Theatre from 6 – 15 February.
  • Alexandra Braithwaite (2013) is the sound designer for Wuthering Heights at the Royal Exchange, running from 7 February.
  • Nathan Crossan-Smith (2014) directs The Orange Tree Theatre and schools tour of Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare Up Close with performances from 8 February.
  • Tinuke Craig (2010) directs Hamlet for the National Theatre, touring state schools from 10 February.
  • Richard Williamson is the lighting designer for The Cutting Edge running at Arcola Theatre from 13 February.
  • A Number directed by Polly Findlay begins its run at the Bridge Theatre on 14 February.
  • Rajiv Pattani (2014) is the lighting designer for Omelette at the Vaults from 18 February.
  • Brian Cox is directing SINNERS at the Playground Theatre Café Bar, running from 25 February.
  • Performances of Meat begin at Theatre 503 on 28 February directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson (2014), produced by Emily Carewe (2017) and with sound design from Annie May Fletcher (2017).

On Stage

  • Gabby Beans (2015) stars in Anatomy of a Suicide at Atlantic Theater Company, opening 1 February.
  • Tom McCall (2018) and Nicholas Gerard-Martin (2012) start performances of The Whip at RSC Stratford on 1 February.
  • Victoria Hamilton and Donal Finn (2018) star in Albion at The Almeida from 3 February.
  • Performances of Nora: A Doll’s House begin at The Young Vic on 5 February with Mark Arends and Natalie Klamar.
  • India Shaw-Smith (2017) stars in Gruesome Playground Injuries at The Cultch, Vancouver from 5 February.
  • Simon Manyonda (2010) begins performances of Far Away at the Donmar Warehouse on 6 February.
  • Paul Tinto (2010) is playing Macbeth at The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and on its national tour from 7 February.
  • The first preview of Upstart Crow at Gielgud Theatre is on 7 February starring Danielle Phillips (2014).
  • Jordan Scowen (2018) is performing in The History Boys at Wolverhampton Grand from 7 February.
  • Christine Gomes (2018) and Anton Cross (2015) start performances of Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare Up Close at The Orange Tree on 8 February.
  • On 8 February Nathan Ives-Moiba (2012) begins performances of Macbeth with the Guildford Shakespeare Company.
  • The following alumni will be involved in the Platform Presents Poetry Gala on 9 February: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harry Treadaway, Iwan Rheon, Jeremy Irvine and Patrick Kennedy.
  • Previews of Leopolstadt with Ed Stoppard start at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 12 February.
  • The Cutting Edge opens at Arcola Theatre on 18 February starring David Sturzaker.
  • Hugh Coles (2017) originates the role of George in Back to the Future: The Musical at Manchester Opera House from 20 February.
  • Sean Fox (2015) stars in Meat at Theatre 503 from 28 February.

Screen and Audio

  • Richard Armitage stars in The Lodge, due to be released 7 February 2020 in the US.
  • Dolittle is released in UK cinemas on 7 February with Jim Broadbent.
  • Amit Shah is in Ordinary Love, released on 14 February.
  • Emily Beecham and Alistair Petrie will star in Sulphur and White, which has its world premiere release on 27 February.

Latest News

  • Ned Bennett has been announced as a Director finalist for the OFFIES for Equus at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
  • Michael Stevenson was nominated for Best Drama Performance at The National Television Awards for his portrayal of Iain Dean in Casualty.
  • Daniel Ward (2011) won a Writers’ Guild Award (Best Play for Young Audiences) for The Canary and the Crow, open at the Arcola Theatre. It's also directed by Paul Smith (2011) and stars Laurie Jamieson (2011).
  • Audiobook Winter Dark, narrated by Ell Potter (2019) has been nominated in The Audie Awards.

Make Sure You Don’t Miss…

  • The Personal History of David Copperfield now in cinemas with Anna Maxwell Martin, Anthony Welsh, Rosalind Eleazar (2015) and Nikki Amuka-Bird.
  • Swive at Shakespeare’s Globe directed by Anthony Lau (2010), running until 15 February.
  • Faustus: That Damned Woman with cast members Katherine Carlton (2013), Danny Lee Wynter and Tim Samuels, and DSM Alex Burke at the Lyric Hammersmith until 22 February.
  • Clive Carter in Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre until 15 February.
  • The Goes Wrong Show (TV series) on BBC iPlayer, based on Mischief Theatre’s The Play that Goes Wrong.
  • Chloe Orrock (2016) on tour with An Inspector Calls.