Mountview Alumni News August 2022

August was yet another month full of exciting news from our graduates. Catch up on all things Edinburgh Fringe in our special feature here, or read on to find out what else our alumni were getting up to last month.

Hiba Elchikhe, Tim Mahendran and Benjamin Purkiss were announced in the cast of The Time Traveller’s Wife, opening next month at Storyhouse.

Charlotte Kennedy, Tom Liggins and Jordan Crouch will be among the company of My Fair Lady heading out on tour in September, it was announced this month.

Meanwhile Jack Gardner, Troy Alexander, Iskandar Eaton and Henry Maynard were revealed amongst the new cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

New casting was announced for Les Misérables in the West End, featuring Nathania Ong who moves from the touring production to play Eponine at Sondheim Theatre. Joining Nathania is Sophie Gant-Feek, Melad Hamidi, Yazmin King, Adam Robert Lewis and Jo Stephenson.

Joining the musical on its UK and Ireland tour are Siobhan O’Driscoll who takes over as Eponine, and Lauren Drew in the role of Fantine. 

Arian Nik was announced in the title role of ITVX’s comedy series Count Abdulla.

Gracie McGonigal, Joy Tan and Raphael Bushay were announced in the cast of National Theatre’s The Crucible.

Directed by Michael Longhurst, Emma Kingston and Yali Margalith were revealed in the cast announcement of Donmar Warehouse’s The Band’s Visit.

The shortlist of The Stage Debut Awards

featured Kaine Lawrence for Best Performer in a Play, Alice Fitzgerald for Best Director and Ben Joyce for Best Performer in a Musical and Best West End Debut Performer.

Sophia Hirsch and Heather O’Sullivan launched their new multidisciplinary production company Discoland. Check out our interview with them here.

Zoë Athena and Sharon Small opened in the cast of The Trials at Donmar Warehouse.

At the Apollo Theatre, Cruise entered its final week of performances, with Aaron Douglas as Understudy/Cover Jack.

Earlier in the month, Jordan Luke Gage won Best Performer in a West End Show at the West End Wilma Awards for his performance in Bonnie and Clyde.

Opening at Leeds Playhouse in September, it was revealed that Denzel Westley-Sanderson will direct The Importance of Being Earnest, assistant directed by Becca Chadder.

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