Alumni News - July edition

From the latest TV drama, digital theatre, livestream performance to the sharing of self-created work, here are just a few highlights of where you can catch our alumni this month.  

What’s new this month 

  • An online production of Birdsong is being streamed for 72 hours from 7pm on 1 July, starring Olivia Bernstone and Madeleine Knight. Tristan Shepherd edited the film which will be available to watch on the Birdsong Online website.   
  • David Moorst stars in A Midsummer Night’s Dream which is being streamed as part of National Theatre at home on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel until 2 July.  
  • Alexandra Faye Braithwaite and Annie May Fletcher have designed the sound for an online version of Toast by Nigel Slater. Visit the Lawrence Batley Theatre’s website to watch from 5 July. 
  • ​​​Jemma Redgrave stars in Mood Music, an Old Vic archive production streaming on The Old Vic's website from 7pm on Wed 8 July until 7pm on 14 July.  
  • LAMDA Graduate Dame Harriet Walter performs Soldiering On as part of Alan Bennett’s monologue collection, Talking Heads available on BBC iPlayer. Director of LAMDA Sarah Frankcom has directed Maxine Peake in the monologue Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet. It will be broadcast on 8 July on BBC1 and is also available on BBC iPlayer. 
  • On 10 July The Old Guard will be released on Netflix starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Harry Melling. 
  • The Deep Blue Sea is being streamed as part of National Theatre at home from 9 to 16 July, starring Yolanda Kettle. ​​​​​​
  • Nicholas Gerard-Martin and LAMDA Exams alum Karla Crome star in Amadeus, another National Theatre at Home broadcast, streaming from 16 to 23 July. 
  • Victor Ade and Lara Rossi star in I May Destroy You, available on BBC iPlayer.  
  • Julia Romano recorded the voiceover for St Helens Borough’s Covid-19 crisis response video.
  • Jonathan Sayer was interviewed for episode 3 of the Comics’ Books podcast. Listen to it here. 
  • Anthony Lau co-directed WeRNotVirus, a series of 10 short dramas by Moongate Productions and Omnibus theatre about the racism experienced by Britain’s East and South-East Asian communities as a result of the coronavirus crisis.  The series is available to watch on Omnibus Theatre’s YouTube channel. 
  • Shakespeare’s Globe have released their latest production of Macbeth on YouTube, starring Ekow Quartey in the title role. The production was created especially for young people and will be available to stream until secondary schools reopen.  
  • Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge stars in Make Me Famous now available on BBC iPlayer. 
  • Three of our final year MFA students performed Shakespeare sonnets on Twitter for Jermyn Street Theatre. Watch Naomi Asaturyan’s rendition of Sonnet 7, Tom Claxton’s performance of Sonnet 91 and Adam Wadsworth’s interpretation of Sonnet 97.  
  • Aaron Pierre performed Black by Roy Williams for the Bush Theatre on Twitter as part of their expressions of protest in support of Black Lives Matter.  
  • MyAnna Buring stars in The Salisbury Poisonings on BBC iPlayer.  
  • Sion Efion stars in season 2 of Hidden on Acorn TV.
  • ​​​​Lucy Eaton and LAMDA short course alum Anna Lundberg, appear in Staged, on BBC iPlayer, a new comedy made-in-lockdown. 

Latest news 

  • Lighting Designer and LAMDA alum Natasha Chivers has just been announced as The Old Vic’s appointment for the Freelance Task Force established in response to the Covid-19 crisis. 
  • Yolanda Ovide has been cast in online project Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage. 
  • Foundation, a new Apple TV+ series to be released in 2021 will star Leah Harvey.  
  • Natasha Houghton is co-creator and presenter of the new backstage podcast Production Meetings, which has just topped 1,000 downloads. 
  • David Oyelowo is one of the 50 filmmakers and actors chosen as Ambassadors for the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, set to take place this September.  
  • The cast and crew of Talking Heads, including Dame Harriet Walter, have donated their fees to NHS Charities Together raising over £1 million.  
  • Richard Armitage is set to take the lead in upcoming feature film Now & Then, adapted from William Corlett’s award-winning novel. 
  • Alexander Siddig is one of the artists who has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2020. 

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