Mountview Alumni News January 2023

The first month of 2023 was full of exciting news from our graduates. Read on to find out what they’ve been up to.

Jess Michelmore and Sarah Earnshore opened in Mamma Mia! (UK and International Tour) in the roles of Sophie and Tanya respectively. The show’s creative team features Nancy O’melia as Assistant Stage Manager and Ashley Jacobs as Second Assistant Musical Director/Keyboard 2.

Amy Trigg has been cast in Medea, opening at @sohoplace in February.

A number of alumni were cast in Head Over Heels at Hope Mill Theatre (Timo Tatzber; Luke Bayer; Julie Stark; Betty Smith), with Arlene McNaught announced as Musical Director.

Yali Margalith was cast in Faustus: That Damned Woman at Storyhouse Theatre.

Meanwhile, Robert Heard opened in Pressure at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto.

Tom Xander will appear in Seneca: On the Creation of Earthquakes alongside John Malkovich.

It was also announced that Andrew Berlin and Raphael Bushay will be appearing in the West End’s rival transfer of the recent Young Vic’s production of Oklahoma!

Amy Revelle will perform in a new touring production of The Time Machine.

Flabbergast Theatre, with Artistic Director Henry Maynard, announced their new production of Macbeth at Southwark Playhouse.

Mountview alumni Andrea Gatchalian, Kaia Hickson, Alexandra Clare, Catherine Elizabeth Mave, Natalie Bates, Sadie Whitlow, Grace Ladley, Lydia Kirton and Madison Lazarus will be appearing in their revival of The Wolves at The Space, with Gwenan Bain as Director.

Elsewhere, AJ Jenks, Stephanie Cremona and Josh Haberfield will be touring in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story as Buddy Holly, Vi Petty and Jerry Allison respectively.

Jodon Moxon has been touring the UK with original music for his ‘Caught in the Rain’ tour.

Samuel Brenton was cast in Newsrevue.

Mountview graduates Jon Robyns, Greg Castiglioni, Lily De-La-Haye, James Gant and Lizzie Wofford have been cast in The Phantom of the Opera.

Writer and actor India Wilson performed You Can’t Understand This at the Jack Studio Theatre.

Ewan Grant started rehearsals for Too Much World at Once at HOME, Manchester (before its UK tour).

Alfred Clay was announced as the lead in Nottingham Playhouse’s production of The Beekeeper of Aleppo.

Two alumni, Gavin Wilkinson and Jenny Fitzpatrick, were announced in the cast of new musical Berlusconi at Southwark Playhouse’s new venue, The Elephant.

On the small screen, Lewis Conway will appear in Channel 5’s Blindspot, alongside Ross Kemp.

Julie Atherton was announced in the cast Precipice at The Other Palace.

Meanwhile, it was announced that Next to Normal at the Donmar Warehouse will be directed by Michael Longhurst.

The much-anticipated West End return of Bonnie and Clyde will feature Jordan Luke Gage, Cleve September and Kit Esuruoso.

Troy Alexander appeared in Extraordinary on Disney +.

Numerous Mountview alum had shows announced at the 2023 VAULT Festival (Lewis Bradley with Grey AreaStephanie Noblet and Millie Thorne with QUENCH and Zoe Morris with The Phase).

Finally, at the start of the month, The Guardian published its list of ‘stage sensations to watch out for in 2023’, with Mountview alum Alex Howarth featuring among them.

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