June/July Graduate News
Summer is well and truly upon us, but the scorching weather hasn’t slowed our graduates down as June has kept them very busy.
We kick things off with our Acting alumni and this month has been big for TV. Channel 4’s new series of Ackley Bridge includes Beth Hunter, Lindsey Coulson stars in Sky 1’s Bulletproof and Tuwaine Barrett has just finished filming a new series of Silent Witness for the BBC. Joining them on the small screen was Joseph Passafaro in The Double Life of George Michael and Megan Llyn in Hidden. Finally, Jim Howick is in the process of developing Ghosts, a new comedy series with his collaborators from Horrible Histories. On the stage, Calvin Dean will be touring with Kneehigh and their show FUP and Christopher York will do the same with his show Build a Rocket. In London, Robert Heard is performing in David Haig’s Pressure and Olivia Valler-Feltham will be in Breathe at the Tristan Bates Theatre. In Leicester this September, Hareet Deol stars in Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual at the Curve Theatre.
Onto our Musical Theatre graduates and we start with the new cast of Les Miserables in the West End, which includes Anthony Hansen, Barnaby Hughes and Sophie-May Feek whilst at The Other Palace, Andy Coxon, Lucy Penrose and Simbi Akande performed in QU4RTER. Also in London at the Arts Theatre Oliver Savile and Rebecca Bainbridge will feature in Knights of the Rose, Lauren Drew is in Heathers: The Musical at The Other Palace and Seyi Omooba will star in Little Shop of Horrors at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. The Menier Chocolate Factory will host two productions with Mountview interest, as James Hameed will be in Spamilton and Laura Pitt-Pulford is currently in The Gronholm Method. Last but not least in London, Siwan Henderson will appear in It Happened in Key West at Charing Cross Theatre. Away from the capital, Rebecca Trehearn and Carl Sanderson will star in Sweet Charity at Nottingham Playhouse, Andrew Dennis featured in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at Sheffield Crucible and Adam Colbeck-Dunn will be in The Wizard of Oz at Cork Opera House. Touring the UK will be Natasha Cottriall in The Lovely Bones and Laura Johnson and Victoria Boden in Madagascar: The Musical, which has Production Arts alumna Ella Wheway as ASM Book Cover.
In Musical Direction news, Sarah Burrell has been appointed Assistant MD on the UK tour of Jersey Boys and current student Elise Santa will become the Resident MD at Duluth Playhouse in Minnesota after she leaves us.
Finally, Production Arts alumna Llinos Lloyd was Wardrobe Assistant on Britain’s Best Home Cook for the BBC.
Keep an eye on our website for more graduate news coming soon.