Alumni News - July 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 

  • Bella Kear (Sound Designer), Laura Howard (Lighting Designer) and Ruth Burgon (Production Manager) are currently working on Invisible, running at the Bush Theatre until 16 July.  
  • From 3 – 19 June, Rajiv Pattani provided lighting design for Mog – The Forgetful Cat, which played at Royal & Derngate in Northampton. 
  • Ned Costello recently featured in Britannicus, which played at the Lyric Hammersmith until 25 June. 
  • Tatty Hennessy is co-directing We Should Definitely Have More Dancing at Oldham Coliseum, playing until 2 July. 
  • A Letter to Harvey Milk, starring Josselyn Ryder, is currently playing at Waterloo East Theatre until 3 July. 
  • Listen to Paterson Joseph in Severus, available on BBC Sounds from 4 July. 
  • Sasha Wilson is starring in Shakespeare in the Squares’ production of The Tempest, which is now showing at various locations until 8 July. 
  • Sam Crerar is currently starring in Rapture, playing at the Pleasance Theatre until 17 July. 
  • Catch up with Sherwood, starring Adam Hugill and Charles Dale, on BBC iPlayer. 
  • Renu Brindle is currently starring in Favour at the Bush Theatre. The production features Tabitha Piggott as Production Manager and Ola Przytuła as Production Electrician. 
  • Waverley Moran is currently the Stage Manager for A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Iris Theatre, which stars Melissa Parker and runs until 13 August. 
  • The Old Man, starring John Lithgow, is now airing on FX in the US. The show is set to air on Disney+ in the UK. 
  • Ann Ogbomo and Ryan Donaldson are currently starring in the Globe Theatre’s production of King Lear playing until 24 July, which also features Joseph Reed as Fight Associate. 
  • My Fair Lady, which stars Harry Hadden-Paton, is now running at the London Coliseum until 27 August. 
  • The second half of Stranger Things season 4, starring Joseph Quinn, is streaming on Netflix from 1 July. 
  • Dominic Cooper can be seen in The Princess, available on Hulu in the US and Disney+ in the UK from 1 July. Watch the trailer now
  • From 2 July, Jack Absolute Flies Again is playing at the National Theatre, which will star James Corrigan, Natalie Simpson, Laurie Davidson and George Kemp. 
  • 2022 graduating actor Zoë Birkbeck stars in I Can’t Hear You at Theatre503 from 4 – 7 July. 
  • On 6 and 7 July, Lucy Jane Atkinson will be directing New Views 2022 winning play, Barrier(s), at the National Theatre. 
  • Katherine Parkinson and Celeste Dodwell are starring in the National Theatre’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, playing from 7 July. 
  • The Baby, featuring 2022 graduating actor Amber Grappy, is available in the UK on Sky Atlantic from 7 July. 
  • Mrs Green, starring 2021 graduates Julia Messina and Victor Ciri, is playing in Kingston on 10 July, before opening in Camden on 24-25 August. 
  • From 12 July – 28 August, Eric Stroud will be starring in 101 Dalmatians: The Musical at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. 
  • Olivia Le Andersen and Ellie Sager will feature in Bad Jews, playing at Arts Theatre from 14 July – 25 September. 
  • Netflix’s new adaptation of Persuasion, starring Nikki Amuka-Bird and Yolanda Kettle, will be streaming from 15 July. 
  • Saroja-Lily Ratnavel can be seen in Chasing Hares at the Young Vic, which runs from 16 July – 13 August. 
  • Amelia Donkor is starring in The Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s production of Little Women, playing from 21 July – 29 September. 
  • From 26 July – 7 August, Lucy Jane Atkinson is directing the Canadian premiere of Girls and Boys in Ontario, which will star fellow alum Fiona Mongillo. The production will be produced by Fiona’s theatre company, Here For Now. 
  • All Of Us, starring Bryan Dick, is showing at The National Theatre from 27 July. 

Things to look forward to 

  • From 10 August, Amelia Donkor is appearing in Under Another Sky, showing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre. 
  • Ahmed Elhaj has been cast in the upcoming film adaptation of Red, White & Royal Blue.  
  • Netflix have set a 5 August release date for The Sandman, which will feature Niamh Walsh. Watch the first trailer. 
  • This August, Mischief Comedy will be performing three shows at Edinburgh Fringe. Charlie Russell Aims to Please is playing at Pleasance Below, Mischief Movie Night is at Pentland Theatre, and Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle runs at Pleasance Beyond. 
  • Sarah Goldberg and Susan Stanley will write and star in Sisters, an upcoming dark comedy series. 
  • Emily Beecham has joined the cast of My Mother’s Wedding. 
  • Coming up at the Bush Theatre, Bella Kear will be providing sound design, Laura Howard will provide lighting design and Ruth Burgon will be the Production Manager for Clutch (19 September – 8 October) and Elephant (24 October – 12 November). 
  • Gianna Khiel is producing Us, which returns to The White Bear Theatre from 16 August – 3 September. 
  • The Clothes They Stood Up In is opening at Nottingham Playhouse in September and will star Ned Costello. 
  • Following its run in the West End, Leopoldstadt will open on Broadway from 14 September, featuring Arty Froushan. 
  • Bella Kear will be the Associate Sound Designer for Newsies, which opens at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on 29 November and runs until 19 February 2023. 
  • Filming for The Old Guard 2, which will star Chiwetel Ejiofor, has begun. 
  • Amir El-Masry has been cast in the fifth season of The Crown. 
  • Geneva, the debut fiction novel from Richard Armitage, will be released through Audible Original this November. 
  • Brian Cox has joined the cast of animated film Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, which is set to be released in 2024. 

Latest news  

  • Congratulations to Matt Doyle, who has won the Best Featured Actor in a Musical award for Company at the 2022 Tony Awards, and to Gabby Beans, who was nominated in the Best Leading Actress category for The Skin of Our Teeth. 


Published 01 July 2022