Alumni News - January 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

  • Megan Cusack stars in the new series of Call The Midwife, showing on Sundays on BBC One.
  • Kaleidoscope, starring Rosaline Elbay, is now streaming internationally on Netflix.
  • Carys Bowkett stars in the latest series of Strike, now available on BBC iPlayer.
  • The Almeida’s revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Rebecca Frecknall, is now showing until 4 February.
  • Ruth Wilson returns to His Dark Materials on BBC One. Catch up on the series now on BBC iPlayer.
  • Now streaming on Netflix, catch Ozioma Whenu starring in The Witcher: Blood Origin.
  • Watch On The Rhine, with sound design by Tingying Dong and starring Patricia Hodge and John Light, is now showing at Donmar Warehouse until 4 February.
  • Listen to GUTS, a new series of audio pilots created by Conor Dumbrell and Lucy Havard's Seagull Productions. The episodes feature the work of a number of recent graduates including Joe Sefton, Caroline Letelier, Ned Costello, Saroja Lily Ratnavel, and Ross McShane, with Production & Technical Arts graduate Luca Panetta as Technical Producer.
  • Thriller series The Light in the Hall, starring Iwan Rheon, begins on Channel 4 on 4 January.
  • David Caves returns for series 26 of Silent Witness, now airing on BBC One and BBC iPlayer,.
  • Catch Amit Shah in the third series of BBC’s Happy Valley.
  • Holly Ellis is providing lighting design for On The Ropes at Park Theatre from 6 January – 4 February.
  • Harry Melling stars in The Pale Blue Eye, streaming on Netflix from 6 January.
  • Empire Of Light, featuring Tom Brooke, will be released in UK cinemas from 9 January.
  • Cynefin, starring Lucy Havard, is showing at the Bread & Roses Theatre from 10 – 14 January.
  • From 12 – 21 January, Olivia Le Andersen and Antony Eden will star in Relatively Speaking at Theatre Royal Bath.
  • Mischief Theatre’s Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle, based on the character created for Magic Goes Wrong, will begin in the West End and touring the UK this January, with a script by Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Lewis.
  • Action thriller film Plane, starring Tony Goldwyn, will be released in US cinemas on 13 January.
  • Bank of Dave, starring Rory Kinnear, will be released on Netflix on 16 January.
  • From 26 January – 11 February, Alexandra Faye Braithwaite is providing Composition & Sound Design for How Not To Drown, playing at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
  • Aoife Kennan will star in Scratches at the Vault Festival in 2023, showing from 31 January – 5 February.

Things to look forward to

  • Obsession, starring Richard Armitage, will be released on Netflix in 2023.
  • Ben Daniels has joined the cast of the Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power for season 2.
  • Henry V, which is currently showing at Shakespeare’s Globe and features Helena Lymbery, is heading on tour from February 2023. 
  • I Hate It Here – first devised at LAMDA as part of our 2021 MA Directing season – is showing at Pleasance Theatre from 28 February – 11 March 2023. The show is directed by Jess Haygarth, and stars Angela Jones, Conor Dumbrell, Kathrine Payne, Jude Mack and Sarah Farrell.
  • Scrapper, featuring Carys Bowkett, will be premiering at Sundance in 2023.
  • Limited series Biafra, produced by David Oyelowo, is in development with the BBC.
  • Jo Griffin is performing People Person at Soho Theatre on 22 February.
  • Brian Cox is returning to the West End to star in upcoming production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
  • Insides, created by Lucy Havard and Conor Dumbrell, is showing at Pleasance Theatre from 3 – 8 April.

Latest news

  • Congratulations to Aoife Kennan, who has been selected as one of the Sky Comedy Rep Writers for 2023.
  • Amanda Humphries – Stage Management and Technical Theatre graduate of 2017 – has recently begun a new role as Theatre Manager at the Stahl Theatre in Oundle near Peterborough.
  • Crackers, which starred Sera Mustafa, has been nominated at the Offies for Performance (Production for Young People).
  • Annie May Fletcher has been nominated for Best Sound Design at the What’s On Stage Awards for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which played at Leeds Playhouse and HOME Manchester.

Published 4 January 2023