Mountview Alumni News February 2024

More exciting updates from our graduates! Read on to find out more about their latest projects and achievements.

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On Stage and Screen

It was announced that Samuel Winner‘s play My Friend Travis will be heading to the Camden Fringe this summer.


Dan Phillips was named as the Director of PONTYPOOL at Wales Millennium Centre.

Hope Dawe was cast as Sandy in the UK and Ireland tour of Grease: The Musical.

Meanwhile, Nick Barclay was cast as standby Sam Nash / Jesse Kiplinger / Roy Hubley in Plaza Suite at the Savoy Theatre.

Joe Beighton was confirmed as Musical Supervisor and Vocal Arranger on the upcoming West End production of Why Am I So Single?, with Noah Thomas joining the cast.

Renegade Nell

At the Golden Goose Theatre, Charlotte Eyres, Beckett Gray, Niamh Callan, Jacob Grunberger, Aaron Rooney, Ben Watts, Elizabete Pauliūtė, Rhiannon Lucy Bird, Harmony Daniel, Eliza Ammann, Matt Cox, Lucas Hopgood, Nikil Inaya, Neetika Knight, Rachel Galvin, Alex Morgan-Edwards, Michael Stafford-Wells, Ailsa Dann, Isla Fairfield, Andrew Atha and Alexis Sakellaris all presented shows at the Kaleidoscope Festival: an annual theatre festival showcasing the work of recent Mountview MA Performance graduates.

Iskandar Eaton and Sarita Gabony were cast in Love’s Labour’s Lost at the RSC, with fellow alum Ben McQuigg named as Musical Director.

Tara Noonan has been working as the Associate Director of Songs For a New World at Upstairs at the Gatehouse.

Jordan Luke Gage, Haroun Al Jeddal, Claudia Kariuki and Jack Ofrecio were announced in the cast of Bare at the London Palladium.

Renegade Nell, starring Mountview alum Louisa Harland, landed on Disney+.

Jack Wolfe’s WhatsOnStage Awards win


Awards and Nominations

Grace Hodgett Young’s WhatsOnStage Awards win

At The Stage Awards, Hannah Jayne Leonard presented the Unsung Hero Award on behalf of Kindred.

In the 24th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, Mountview’s Grace Hodgett Young and Jack Wolfe picked up the awards for Best Professional Debut Performance (Sunset Boulevard) and Best Supporting Performer in a Musical (Next to Normal) respectively. There were also nominations for fellow graduates Amy Trigg (Best Supporting Performer in a Musical, The Little Big Things) and Will Close (Best Supporting Performer in a Play, Dear England).