May/June Graduate News

May has been a jam-packed month for news, updates and even award wins from our students and graduates.

Third year Musical Theatre student Ryan Kopel has been named Young Scottish Musical Theatre Performer of the Year whilst alumnus Craig Parkinson’s Two Shot Podcast won Best Culture Podcast at the British Podcast Awards.

Acting alumni first, starting with two appearances in major blockbusters. Eddie Marsan can currently be seen in cinemas in Deadpool 2 and Joseph Gatt will star in next year’s live action remake of Dumbo. Ellie Goffe stars in Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley on BBC One, a documentary drama exploring the actions of the radical suffrage movement. On the stage, third year student Conor Glean will go straight from finishing his third year at Mountview to appearing in Maxine Peake’s new play Queens of the Coal Age at Manchester Royal Exchange. Mountview graduates will be a regular fixture at The Bunker Theatre as Amy Doyle stars in Weird and Jon Tozzi and Esmé Patey-Ford appear in Section 2, directed by fellow graduate Georgie Staight with set design by Justin Williams and Johnny Rust. Finally, Matt Barkley is in Blueberry Toast at the Soho Theatre, Anna Soden features in The Tales of Beatrix Potter at Castle Howard York, Richard Clothier is in Witness for the Prosecution at County Hall and Prince Plockey can currently be seen in H.R Haitch at the Union Theatre, with musical direction from OIi Rew.

Onto our Musical Theatre alumni and the new cast of Wicked brings with it even more Mountview graduates. Joining Alice Fearn, Laura Pick and Jack Lansbury will be Maggie Lynne and Jonathan Dudley. In Manchester, Joseph Houston’s Hope Mill Theatre has announced its cast of Aspects of Love including both Kelly Price and Minal Patel, after the latter just finished on Words Are Not Enough with Ayesha Quigley, director Tania Azevedo and Musical Director Dan Jarvis. Set and Costume design on Aspects of Love is by graduate Jason Denvir. MA Musical Theatre alumna Witney White is set for a busy summer, appearing in both A Monster Calls at Bristol Old Vic and Sylvia at the Young Vic. Tyrone Huntley is currently in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Watermill Theatre. Last but not least, on your TV screens this month Rebecca Eastham appeared in Hollyoaks and Lindsey Coulson starred in Sky One’s Bulletproof.

In Actor Musician news, after finishing their third year in Made in Dagenham, a whole host of our third year students have gone straight on to work on external shows. Alexander Zane will appear in the cast of the 30th Anniversary tour of Fame, Ross McKenna and Rosa Lennox are involved with San Domino at the Tristan Bates Theatre and Joe Mason will be in NewsRevue at the Canal Café with Musical Theatre alumna Thea Constance, Director Tim Gutteridge and Musical Director Arlene McNaught.

Keep your eye on our website for more graduate news coming soon.

If you are a Mountview graduate, please keep us updated with what you’re up to by emailing or tweeting us @mountviewldn.

Photo Credit: BBC