Mountview Alumni News April 2023

April was bursting with exciting updates from our graduates. Read on to learn more about their latest projects and achievements.

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On Stage

Jamie-Rose Monk was announced as Claire in the cast of Greatest Days, on tour from 6 May.

Harry Giubileo has been starring in Witness For the Prosecution at London County Hall.

The Meaning of Zong, written, co-directed by and starring Mountview’s very own Giles Terera MBE, played at the Barbican.

Catriona Faint was named in the cast of Dracula: Mina’s Reckoning with the National Theatre of Scotland.

Meanwhile, Grace Kanyamibwa was cast as Miss Jones in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at Southwark Playhouse.

SPLINTERED played at the Soho Theatre, written and directed by Emily Aboud, produced by Grace Dickson and featuring Charlotte Dowding.

Richard James-Neale and Noah Thomas performed in The Secret Life of Bees at the Almedia Theatre.

Michael Cullen was announced as the Assistant Musical Director on Aspects of Love.

Richard J. Hunt played Mr Krabs in The Spongebob Musical (UK and Ireland Tour).

David Burilin was cast in the ensemble of the West End’s We Will Rock You.

It was announced that Mountview alumni Raphael Bushay, Gracie McGonigal, Joy Tan and Chyna-Rose Frederick will be reprising their roles in The Crucible, transferring to the West End from the National Theatre (with Resident Director Sophie Dillion Moniram).

Jack Wolfe was named amongst the performers in Theatrical Consequences at the Savoy Theatre on 15 May 2023, to raise funds for ATG’s Playwright’s Prize.

George Dyer was announced as Musical Director and Supervisor of The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium.

Rufus Love‘s show Speakers’ Corner: The Public Shaming of Rufus Love was announced at the Hope Theatre.

Meanwhile, Phoebe Horn was in rehearsals for The Motive and the Cue at the National Theatre.

Louisa Harland starred in Dancing at Lughnasa at the National Theatre.

Séimí Campbell was named as Associate Director of The Witches at the National Theatre, with fellow alum Sarah Morrison as Children’s and Assistant Music Director.

It was announced that Mountview’s Simbi Akande will be joining the West End cast of Hamilton.

Amy Revelle was cast as Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre.

Efe Agwele was named in the cast of Thrown at the National Theatre of Scotland.

Alum Beverley Klein was cast as Fraulein Schneider in the West End production of Cabaret.

Nick Holder was revealed in the cast of Assassins at Chichester Festival Theatre, with fellow alum Jo Cichonska as Musical Director.



On Screen

Ariel Butwyna has been appearing in Hollyoaks as Juan.

Mountview’s Amy Trigg featured in Luther: The Fallen Sun on Netflix.

It was announced that Yali Margalith will be appearing in a recurring role in Sky’s The Tattooist of Auschwitz.


On Radio

Sharon Small starred in Kira on BBC Radio 4.


Awards, Nominations and Competition Successes

Mother Goose, with Mountview alumni Simbi Akande and Oscar Conlon-Morrey, won the award for Best Pantomime (500-900 seats) in The Pantomime Awards 2023.

Lauren Akosia became one of the ten finalists in the Africa Monologue Challenge, and will be performing at the National Theatre of Ghana in May.

In the Offies 2023 Awards, Mountview’s Luke Bayer picked up the award for Lead Performance (Musical) (Diva: Live from Hell, Turbine Theatre), with Olivia Thompson taking home the award for New Musical (La Maupin, Lion and Unicorn Theatre). There was also a nomination for fellow alum Ash Weir in the Supporting Performance (Musical) category (But I’m a Cheerleader, Turbine Theatre).

Ngar Lai Cheung was nominated as Performer of the Year by The International Association of Theatre Critics in Hong Kong for her solo show DOTS.