Mountview Alumni News August 2023

From the small screen to the West End stage, August has been bursting with exciting updates from our graduates. Check out some of their latest projects and achievements below!

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On Stage and Screen

Jordan Luke Gage was cast as Edgar in Bat Boy: The Musical, playing for a one-night Halloween special at the London Palladium.

Daniel Walford performed in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

Kinky Boots.

Alum Nicholas McLean starred as Lola in Kinky Boots at the VillaGaiety.

#fit played at the Cockpit Theatre and was produced by Emily Rennie.

It was announced that Tyrone Huntley will star as Che in the Curve’s upcoming production of Evita.

Alan McHale, Carl Sanderson, Michael Jeremiah and Alex Bloomer were cast in The Lion King (UK and Ireland Tour).

The trailer was released for Sky HISTORY’s upcoming series, Sex: A Bonkers History, with Mountview alum Amanda Holden.

Dominic Price was named in the cast of The Woman in Black (UK Tour).

Heartstopper returned to Netflix, featuring Rebecca Root.

The cast of The Red Lion at New Wolsey Theatre was announced, with Olatunji Ayofe starring as Jordan.

It was confirmed that Dear England, with Mountview’s Tashinga Bepete and Nick Barclay, will be transferring to the West End.

The new series of Good Omens was released on Amazon Prime, with Tim Downie in the role of Mr Brown.

The full cast was confirmed for Next to Normal at the Donmar Warehouse, with Lucy Munden and Ben Morris joining as cover Natalie and cover Dan/Dr Madden/Dr Fine, respectively.

Rosa Lennox, Molly-Grace Cutler and Matthew Ganley have been performing in The Great Gatsby at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

Lucy Penrose played Rizzo Secret Cinema’s GREASE: The Live Experience.

Two Mountview grads have been playing Miss Casewell in The Mousetrap simultaneously – Felicity Cant in the West End production and Leigh Lothian in the touring production.

Sunset Boulevard.

Grace Hodgett Young, Tyler Davis and Lara Denning were announced in the cast of Sunset Boulevard, playing Betty Schaefer, Sheldrake and Standby Norma, respectively. Fellow alum Huw Evans was named as Associate Musical Director.

Mountview’s Giles Terera was revealed in the cast of Clyde’s at the Donmar Warehouse.

Meanwhile, Tim Jasper and Rebecca Demmer performed their original musical, Speak Soon, at the Camden Fringe.

It was announced that Jean-Luke Worrell, Matthew Howell, Jamie Birkett and Consuela Rolle will be heading on tour with Peter Pan Goes Wrong.

Hannah-Jane Fox and Sydney Spencer were cast in Close Up: The Twiggy Musical.

Ophelia Charlesworth‘s show You Are African First Before Anything returned for a second run at Omnibus Theatre.

Sarita Gabony was named in the cast of That Face at Orange Tree Theatre.

The Way Old Friends Do, starring Mountview’s Ian Hallard and Anton Tweedale, began its run at Criterion Theatre.

It was revealed that Matthew Harvey’s debut album, Whatever Happens Next, with eight different tracks from five new musicals, will feature the vocal talents of alumni Tyrone Huntley, Emma Kingston and Nicholas McLean.

Noah Thomas was cast in a ticketed workshop presentation of Why Am I So Single? at Sadler’s Wells, with fellow alum Joe Beighton named as the Orchestrator, Vocal Arranger and Musical Supervisor.

Death Note.

Death Note announced a second run at the Lyric Theatre, with Katy Richardson as Musical Supervisor, Justin Williams as Designer and Dean John-Wilson and Patrick Munday in the cast. The show is produced by Carter Dixon McGill Productions and Indie Theatrical, featuring fellow alum Stephen McGill.

Alum Amy Trigg was named as one of 13 writers in Burnt at the Stake or The Whole of the Truth at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Jacob Young (in the role of Haydn Parry) and Stewart J Charlesworth (Set Designer) have been preparing for the upcoming production of For Tonight at Adelphi Theatre.

Meanwhile, it was revealed that Timo Tatzber will be heading on tour with Jesus Christ Superstar.

The creative team for Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch was announced, with Mountview’s Arlene McNaught named as Musical Director.

Isabel Canning was cast in Sister Act (UK Tour), with fellow alum Victoria Gimby confirmed as Associate Director.

The BBC announced a new six-part mystery thriller, written by Mountview’s Nicôle Lecky.

Lydia Hunt and Joe Feeney were cast in Peter Pan at the Kenneth More Theatre, in the roles of Tinkerbell and Auntie Agatha, respectively.


Sean Green was named as Musical Director of new musical Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) at Kiln Theatre.

Mountview alumni Amy Trigg, Gracie McGonigal and Cleve September were confirmed in the cast of The Little Big Things at @sohoplace, with fellow alum Catherine Benson as Assistant Musical Director.

Who is Erin Carter? was released on Netflix, with Douglas Henshall in the role of Daniel Lang.

The new series of Screw landed on Channel 4, with Laura Checkley as Jackie Stokes.

It was confirmed that movement for She Stoops to Conquer will be provided by Julia Cave.

Denise Welch was cast in the lead role of Corral in new play, The Gap, at Hope Mill Theatre.

Following its run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it was announced that Police Cops: The Musical, with alum Natassia Bustamante, will be transferring to Southwark Playhouse in September.

Odelia Dizel-Cubuca, Harry Goodson-Bevan, Tonny Shim and Maia Tamrakar joined the West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, with fellow alum Thomas Aldridge continuing in the role of Ron Weasley.

The Stage Debut Awards 2023: Nominations for Best Director.


Awards and Nominations

Mountview alum Chris Bewsher was nominated for the Finnish Musiikkiteatterifestivaali Musical Theatre Creator of the Year Award 2023.

The nominations for The Stage Debut Awards 2023 were revealed, with Daniel Blake (Bones) and Denzel Westley-Sanderson (The Importance of Being Earnest) both up for Best Director.

Four Felons and a Funeral, produced by alum Lowri Spear, was named as one of The Stage critics’ best shows of the Fringe.