Alumni news: February edition
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).
- 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.
- 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.