Mountview Alumni News - Coming Up in 2022

With the arrival of a new year, our graduates continue to flourish on and off stages across the UK and the world. So – what are Mountview alumni getting up to in 2022?

Following a previous appearance in The Witcher, Jack Wolfe takes on his second Netflix show as the next season of hit fantasy programme Shadow and Bone enters production this year, much to the delight of its worldwide fanbase.

On the big screen, popular period drama Downton Abbey returns with the sequel, Downton Abbey: A New Era, in which Mountview alum Brendan Coyle reprises the role of Mr Bates. The film will premiere mid-March.

Popular rock ‘n’ roll musical spectacular Bat Out of Hell began its UK tour this month, with Laura Johnson and Danny Whelan in the cast, and Conor Thornton on the lighting team. The tour will eventually make its way to Ireland and Australia.

Also touring the country from January, Lucy Munden plays Ariel in Footloose, joined by fellow grads Dan Miles and Philip Bulcock, with Sarah Spencer as Assistant Stage Manager.

Treading the boards overseas, Hiba Elchikhe and Gillian Ford star in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, at the Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

Ben Caton is set to join the lighting team behind We Will Rock You at Regent Theatre in Dunedin, New Zealand, opening in May.

Meanwhile back on home soil, Megan Jarvie, Nat Thomas and Charlotte Bloomsbury will perform in famed current affairs parody show NewsRevue, at the Canal Cafe Theatre.

Elsewhere in London, Sarita Gabony stars in Our Generation, a new verbatim play written by fellow grad Alecky Blythe, opening at the National Theatre from February to April.

Hitting the stage in February, Tom Page joins the cast of Small Island, also at the National Theatre.

MA Creative Producing grads Sarah Jordan Verghese and Sophie Kilgannon will present their new play how to build a wax figure at The Pleasance, as part of their Vault Festival Transfer Season.

Meanwhile, Shahbaaz Khan takes on the role of Malcolm in Macbeth at Leeds Playhouse.

In The Globe’s upcoming production of Macbeth, Beth Hinton-Lever will play one of the Witches in a piece created specifically for young theatregoers.

Gracie Adlington continues in her role as Assistant Stage Manager at Birmingham Royal Ballet, next tackling Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote.

Also working behind the scenes, Ed Paget heads into the new year as Assistant Stage Manager on The Lion King in the West End.

Are you a grad with something exciting coming up this year? Let us know! Get in touch on our socials or email