Alumni News - February edition

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 

  • Catch four of our graduates - Jack Collard, John Light, Olivia Le Andersenand Sky Yang in The Book of Dust, currently playing at the Bridge Theatre. 
  • Listen to Rhiannon Neads in audio drama Vital Signs, now available on BBC Sounds.
  • Living, featuring Barney Fishwick, recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. 
  • Watch the first trailer for The Man Who Fell To Earth, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. The series will be released on Showtime in 2022.
  • The Winston Machine, starring Nathaniel Christian, with Segen Yosef as Associate Director, is currently playing at the New Diorama Theatre until 19 February. 
  • Catch up with Rules of the Game, featuring Charles Dale and Kate Lamb, out now on BBC iPlayer. 
  • Vikki Hill is currently Sound No. 1 on The Ocean at the End of the Lane, running at the Duke of York’s Theatre until 14 May. 
  • MyAnna Buring features in The Responder, now available to watch on BBC iPlayer. 
  • Gianna Kiehl is producing Us, a new play running at White Bear Theatre from 1 – 19 February. 
  • Abubakar Salim, Selina Jones and James Harkness are starring in the second season of Raised By Wolves. US viewers can catch it on HBO Max from 3 February, with a UK air date still to be announced. 
  • Donald Sutherland’s latest film Moonfall will be released on 4 February. 
  • Between 4 – 26 February, Esh Alladi will be starring in Octagon Theatre’s An Adventure, with sound design by Annie May Fletcher. 
  • From 4 February, Claire Litton will be the Deputy Stage Manager for Northern Broadside Theatre’s UK tour of As You Like It. 
  • Anthony Lau is directing Anna Karenina at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield from 5 – 26 February. The show will star Douggie McMeekin and Solomon Israel, with sound design by Alexandra Faye Braithwaite. 
  • Toby Stephens is starring in The Forest, running at Hampstead Theatre from 5 February – 12 March. 
  • The Chelsea Detectives, starring Lucy Phelps, begins on 7 February on Acorn TV. 
  • Tingying Dong is sound designing ENG-ER-LAND on its UK tour from 8 February. 
  • Alice Orr-Ewing and Harriet Walter can be seen in BBC comedy This Is Going to Hurt, coming to BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 8 February. Watch the trailer now
  • Lucy Jane Atkinson is directing Joshua (and Me) at the Hope Theatre, playing from 8 – 19 February. 
  • Lewis Bruniges will be part of the cast for Whoddunnit [Unrehearsed] 2, playing at Park Theatre from 9 February – 12 March. 
  • Holly Ellis is providing lighting design for Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon, playing at Southwark Playhouse from 9 February – 5 March. 
  • All My Sons, starring Nathan Ives-Moiba, is running at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch from 10 February – 5 March. 
  • Death on the Nile will be released in cinemas on 11 February, starring Tom Bateman and Rose Leslie. 
  • From 12 February – 12 March, Selina Jones will be starring in An Unfinished Manat the Yard Theatre. 
  • The second series of Traces, featuring Jack Tarlton, begins airing on Alibi on 15 February. 
  • Tabitha Piggott is the Production Manager on Red Pitch at the Bush Theatre, playing from 16 February – 26 March. 
  • Kieran Knowles and Laurie Jamieson are starring in 71 Coltman Street, showing at Hull Truck Theatre from 17 February – 12 March. 
  • The Animal Kingdom is playing at Hampstead Theatre from 18 February – 26 March, and features sound design by Bella Kear and lighting by Holly Ellis. 
  • 2021 MFA Professional Acting graduates Julia Messina and Victor Ciri are starring in multilingual production Mrs Green, playing on 19 February at the Alma Theatre in Bristol and 27 – 28 February at the Hope Theatre in London.
  • Sam Stafford will appear in Vikings: Valhalla, released on Netflix on 25 February. 
  • Jim Broadbent and Anna Maxwell Martin are starring in The Duke, set to be released in UK cinemas from 25 February. 
  • Nikki Amuka-Bird can be seen in The Outfit, scheduled for release on 25 February. 
  • Jessica Baglow will be playing Lady Macbeth in Leeds Playhouse’s Macbeth, showing from 26 February – 19 March. 

Things to look forward to 

  • Ahmed Elhaj has been cast in Apple TV+ series Bad Monkey. 
  • The short film What Now? starring 2021 graduate Ned Costello will premiere at the Manchester Film Festival on 13 March. Watch the trailer now. 
  • All Creatures Great and Small, which stars Callum Woodhouse and Patricia Hodge, has been renewed for a third and fourth series by Channel 5. 
  • Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast in Netflix’s upcoming Roald Dahl adaptation, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. 
  • Next month, David Moorst and Harry Redding will appear in To Kill A Mockingbird, playing at the Gielgud Theatre from 10 March. 
  • 2021 graduate Sophia Papadopoulos will be part of the cast for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s upcoming productions of Henry VI: Rebellion and Wars of the Roses, running from 1 April – 4 June. 
  • Jason Flemyng and Daniel Sharman have joined the cast of A Town Called Malice, which is due to air on Sky Max and Now TV next year. 
  • Tony Goldwyn has been announced amongst the cast of Netflix’s Murder Mystery 2. 

Latest news 

  • Lekan Lawal has been appointed Artistic Director at the Eclipse Theatre. 
  • Nathan Crossan-Smith has become a Trustee of Graeae Theatre. 
  • LAMDA Directing graduate Anthony Lau spoke to The Stage ahead of Anna Karenina’s opening at the Crucible Theatre this month. Read more here
  • Lucy Jane Atkinson has won Best Direction Of A Streaming Play Or Musical at the 2021 Broadway World Off/Off-Off Broadway Awards for directing Testament.  
  • Gianna Kiehl and Laoise Sweeney have announced they are collaborating to produce projects through ‘Kiehl & Sweeney’. 
  • Benedict Salter has been named an Off West End Finalist in the Supporting Performance category for his role in Lone Flyer. 
  • Benedict Cumberbatch and Brian Cox have received nominations at the SAG Awards 2022 for their roles in The Power of the Dog and Succession. 
  • Mischief Theatre’s The Goes Wrong Show has been nominated for Best Returning TV Sitcom at the Awards. 
  • King Richard, featuring Tony Goldwyn, has been nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. 


Published 1 February 2022