Alumni News - March 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 

  • 2021 graduate Ciana Howlin has recently narrated the audiobook for Rock, Paper, Killers by Alexia Mason. 
  • Pirates, starring Jordan Peters and Elliot Edusah, is now available to stream on Netflix in the UK. 
  • Listen to Sam Stafford in Big Finish’s new audio drama, Survivors: New Dawn 2– available now. 
  • Production & Technical Arts graduate Gusta Matthews is currently working with English Touring Opera on their Spring 2022 programme, which began on 26 February. 
  • Princess Essex, featuring sound design by Hattie North and lighting by Ben Garcia, is currently touring the UK until 11 March. 
  • Elinor Peregrin and Colm Gleeson recently took part in the R&D of My Lover was a Salmon in the Climate Apocalypse. 
  • Our Generation, with Debbie Chazen and Stephanie Street, has recently opened at the National Theatre, and is playing until 9 April. 
  • On 21 February, Elinor Peregrin starred in Far Out, part of Omnibus Theatre’s Engine Room programme where theatre makers present new work. 
  • Catch up with the full series of Chloe, starring Jack Farthing, which is now available on BBC iPlayer. 
  • On 28 February, Sir David Suchet took part in Mimma the Musical alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra at Cadogan Hall. 
  • A new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, starring Matilda Bailes and Fred Fergus, is currently playing at the Rose Theatre in Kingston until 19 March, followed by runs at Alexandra Palace in April and Oxford Playhouse in May. 
  • Catch Sam Claflin in the final series of Peaky Blinders, now showing on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. 
  • Arni Larusson recently featured in Against the Ice, which is now available to stream on Netflix.
  • Imogen Doel is currently starring in Portia Coughlan at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, running until 16 March. 
  • Until 26 March, Nick Blood is starring in After The End at Stratford East, which also features Tingying Dong as the Sound Designer & Composer. 
  • The Evolution Festival kicks off at Lyric Hammersmith this month, featuring several of our graduates – including Tom Claxton in Kick (1 – 4 March), Joshua Rogers in The Importance of Being Earnest (1 and 3 March), Emma Cooney in Three Sisters (2 and 4 March), and Kieran Taylor-Ford in Yerma (2 and 4 March). 
  • Bacon, starring William Robinson, is playing at the Finborough Theatre from 1 – 26 March. 
  • From 3 – 26 March, Calum Finlay is starring in Bloody Difficult Women at Riverside Studios.
  • Jack Tarlton is reprising his Outlander role in the sixth season, airing from 6 March on Starz. 
  • Ashley Reyes has joined the cast of the CW’s Walker as a series regular, and will first appear in the episode airing in the US on 3 March. 
  • Ashley Reyes can also be seen in How I Met Your Father, now airing on Hulu in the US and beginning on Disney+ in the UK from 9 March. 
  • David Moorst and Harry Redding will feature in the stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, running at the Gielgud Theatre from 10 March. 
  • Orion Lee is lending his voice to Disney Pixar’s next animated film, Turning Red, released on Disney+ on 11 March. 
  • I Hate it Here, devised for our MA Directing showcase last year, is showing this month at Camden People’s Theatre (11 March) and Omnibus Theatre (12 – 13 March). The show is directed by Jess Haygarth, stars Angela Jones, Conor Dumbrell, Kathrine Payne, Jude Mack & Sarah Farrell, and features the work of Laura Howard (Lighting Designer), Hattie North (Sound Designer) andWaverley Moran (Stage Manager). 
  • Short film What Now? starring 2021 graduate Ned Costello will premiere at the Manchester Film Festival on 13 March. 
  • Katie Matsell has been announced amongst the cast of the Clybourne Parkrevival at Park Theatre, running from 16 March – 23 April. 
  • Ruth Wilson is appearing on stage in The Human Voice, playing from 17 March – 9 April at the Harold Pinter Theatre. 
  • Katherine Parkinson can next be seen in The Nan Movie, released in UK cinemas on 18 March. 
  • Horror film Followers, which stars Orion Lee, is set to be released on 18 March. 
  • Harry Hadden-Paton features in Downton Abbey: A New Era, released on 18 March, where he will reprise his role from the original TV series. 
  • The Fever Syndrome, starring Alex Waldmann and Alexandra Gilbreath, is playing at Hampstead Theatre from 19 March – 23 April. 
  • From 24 – 26 March, Georgina Duncan, Will Bishop and Colm Gleeson are writing, producing and performing in This Be The Verse, a trio of short plays at Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington. The show is a co-production between Crafted By Fools, the production company founded by Georgina, and Unrealistically Loud, founded by Will and Colm. 
  • Natascha McElhone is starring in the first season of Halo, which begins in the US on Paramount+ from 24 March. 

Things to look forward to 

  • Sam Jenkins-Shaw has joined the cast of Jane Eyre, playing at the Stephen Joseph Theatre this April. 
  • Watch the latest trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor, before its release in May.
  • Mischief Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong has extended its West End run, with tickets now available until April 2023. 
  • Rory Kinnear has joined the cast of upcoming Netflix film, The Bank of Dave. 
  • Benediction, starring Jeremy Irvine and Ben Daniels, is set to be released in the UK in May. Watch the new trailer
  • David Oyelowo’s production company Yoruba Saxon will be co-producing the upcoming Netflix film, Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun. 
  • Australian series The Newsreader, starring Sam Reid, is coming soon to the UK, where it is set to air on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.  
  • Harry Hadden-Paton will star in My Fair Lady when it opens at the London Coliseum in May, reprising his Tony-nominated role from the 2018 Broadway revival. 

Latest news 

  • Congratulations to Jack Sunderland, who has won the Company Ensemble Award at the Offies Awards 2022 for DJ Bazzer’s Year 6 Disco. 
  • Congratulations to Hugh Coles, who has won the award for Best Supporting Performer In A Male Identifying Role In A Musical at the WhatsOnStage Awards for Back to the Future the Musical. The show also won Best New Musical. 
  • Congratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch, who has been nominated in the Best Actor category at the BAFTAs and Oscars for his role in The Power of the Dog. 
  • Benedict Cumberbatch recently won the Actor of the Year Award at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards. Play It Safe, which stars Jonathan Ajayi, won the award for British/Irish Short Film. 


Published 01 March 2022