Mountview Alumni News April 2020

While staying indoors this month, you could do worse than catch up on some of the creative offerings available on television and online featuring our talented grads. While many of our alumni will sadly have had upcoming productions postponed due to Covid-19, here’s where you can see a few of them in action this April.

First up,  be sure to get your tickets for Leave A Light On, a series of live streamed exclusive concerts produced by Lambert Jackson and The Theatre Café to keep you entertained through lockdown, featuring Six‘s Lauren DrewCome From Away‘s Alice Fearn and &Juliet‘s Tim Mahendran.

National Theatre are streaming a free play every Thursday night under the banner of National Theatre at Home. Don’t miss Ellena Vincent in Jane Eyre this week.

You can hear Megan Jarvie as Joni in Radio Elusia, a new audio drama set in the sprawling fictional city of Elusia. This weekly podcast about transmission and revolution is produced by Boundless Theatre.

Amanda Shodeko is in Big Finish’s audio drama Class, based on the television series created by Patrick Ness. She plays Agen in The Soer’s Ditch.

On BBC iPlayer, there’s still time to catch Michael Patrick‘s My Left Nut, based on his teenage years in Belfast. You can read an interview with Michael about how he came to write the show here.

Also on iPlayer, see Bridget Benstead in Trigonometry, a modern romance following three Londoners in a love triangle.

Jonathan Halliwell is in Bafta-winning series Last Tango in Halifax as Rick and the classic soap Doctors as Owen Wilson. Both shows are on BBC1 and iPlayer.

Samantha Hopkins also appears in Doctors, playing PC Jac Heyward, on Thursday 23 April.

Hareet Deol makes a guest lead appearance in an episode of beloved hospital drama Casualty on 25 April.

Aled ap Steffan is in new coming-of-age drama series In My Skin on BBC1 every Wednesday or available to binge watch on iPlayer now. Aled also appears in gritty new HBO/Sky Atlantic series Gangs of London, released later this month.

Lastly, luckily for Derry Girls fans, Louisa Harland and co-star Saoirse Jackson live together and so were able to put together a hilarious clip for Twitter. Enjoy!

Top image: Louisa Harland in Derry Girls (credit: Channel 4).