Alumni News - October 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 

  • Tingying Dong is currently the sound designer for We Like to Move it, Move it, touring between 28 September – 16 October. 
  • Four-part thriller Hollington Drive, starring Anna Maxwell Martin, began airing on ITV on 29 September. Catch up on ITV Hub now. 
  • Katherine Parkinson is part of the cast for comedy series Hitmen: Reloaded, which recently began airing its second series on Sky. 
  • Toby Gordon is currently starring in Small Change at the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham, showing until 2 October. 
  • Patricia Hodge and Callum Woodhouse are starring in All Creatures Great and Small, currently airing on Channel 5. 
  • Alexandra Faye Braithwaite is providing sound design for Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks, playing at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin from 30 September – 16 October. 
  • Watch Jim Broadbent in the new trailer for A Boy Called Christmas before its release this November. 
  • Comedy duo Stiff & Kitsch (Sally O’Leary and Rhiannon Neads), are performing their new show Bricking It at Soho Theatre from 30 September until 2 October. Fellow alum Janine Harouni is directing the show. 
  • Playing until 2 October, Stephanie Street is starring in Deciphering at the New Diorama Theatre.  
  • Anna Maxwell Martin’s performance in Constellations, staged earlier this year by Donmar Warehouse, will be streamed online this October. Laura Howard was assistant lighting designer during its West End run. 
  • Kristin Atherton has recently narrated the audiobook for Pat Barker’s The Women of Troy. 
  • Harry Melling can be seen in The Tragedy of Macbeth, showing at the London Film Festival this October before its release later this year. Watch the trailer now.
  • Limbo, starring Amir El-Masry, is now available to stream on MUBI in the UK and Ireland. 
  • Mary Alexandra Stiefvater is starring in new comedy series Virtually Single. Watch the trailer here.
  • Mischief Theatre’s The Goes Wrong Show has returned to BBC One for a second series. Catch up with the series now on BBC iPlayer. 
  • Rory Kinnear is starring in Ridley Road, beginning 3 October on BBC One. 
  • Emma Kaas Andersen is Stage Manager for The Friday Freedom Fighters, showing with Etcetera Theatre from 5 – 16 October. 
  • Salvatore D'Aquila and James Wallwork’s new play Fritz & Matlock is playing at the Pleasance Theatre in London between 5 – 17 October. 
  • From 5 October – 13 November, Polly Findlay is directing White Noise at the Bridge Theatre, starring James Corrigan. 
  • Following its Edinburgh Fringe run earlier this year, Piccolo Theatre – which includes George Rexstrew as Co-Artistic Director – is staging its show Screen 9 at the Pleasance Theatre on 12 and 13 October. 
  • Catch Dave Perry in Broken Lad, playing at the Arcola Theatre between 13 October – 6 November. 
  • The Last Duel, featuring Harriet Walter, Nathaniel Parker and Željko Ivanek, is set to be released in cinemas on 15 October. 
  • Tinuke Craig is directing JITNEY between 16 October – 6 November at Leeds Playhouse. The production will also star Leanne Henlon. 
  • Brian Cox will star in the third season of Succession, premiering on 17 October. The show is released on HBO in the US and on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV a day later in the UK. 
  • The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role, is set to be released in US cinemas from 22 October, followed by a release on Amazon Prime on 5 November. Watch the new trailer.
  • Between 26 October – 20 November, Adeline Waby will be starring in the King’s Head Theatre’s revival of Tender Napalm. 
  • The UK tour of Private Lives, starring Patricia Hodge, begins on 28 October at Theatre Royal Bath. 

Things to look forward to 

  • John Lithgow has joined the cast of Apple Original Films and A24 thriller Sharper. 
  • Stephan Boyce will star in this year's Christmas pantomime, Aladdin, playing at the Lyric Hammersmith from 17 November – 2 January 2022. 
  • David Suchet’s solo show Poirot and Me will move to the West End in January, playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre between 4 – 22 January 2022. 
  • Tinuke Craig will be curating For the Culture: Celebrations of Blackness at the Lyric Hammersmith in January, launching the theatre’s 2022 season. 
  • Rosaline Elbay is currently filming Netflix drama series Jigsaw. 
  • Dónal Finn has been cast in the second season of Amazon’s The Wheel of Time. 
  • Naomi Sheldon has joined the cast of RSC’s The Comedy of Errors, sharing the role of Adrianne. 

Latest news 

  • The Queen’s Gambit, which featured Harry Melling, recently won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. 
  • 2021 graduate Emma Cooney has been selected as part of the Royal Court’s Introduction to Playwrighting Group. 
  • The short film Play It Safe, starring Jonathan Ajayi, won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW. 


Published 01 October 2021