Mountview Alumni News July 2022

Ben Joyce, Back to the Future | photo Matt Crockett

Ben Joyce was announced as the new Marty McFly in Back to the Future, with Tyler Davis also joining the cast.

In further casting news, alum and Deputy Chair Giles Terera was announced to play Othello in the National Theatre production this November.

Ellie Jane Grant, Charlotte Scott and Nikhil Singh Rai were announced in the cast of South Pacific, touring the UK and transferring to Sadlers Wells this summer. Anna Jenkins will also be joining as Assistant Stage Manager.

Meanwhile, Sharon Small was announced in the cast of Good at Harold Pinter Theatre, alongside Elliot Levey and David Tennant.

Directed by Tim Jackson, fellow grad Anna Soden was announced in the cast of the first UK revival of Kinky Boots opening in September.

Also heading out on tour this September, Maceo Cortezz was cast in An Inspector Calls. 

Conor O’Hara and Rachel Denning were announced in the cast of Royal Shakespeare Company’s A Christmas Carol.

Melissa Kiplagat, Country Queen | Netflix

Rachel Causer’s play Please, Feel Free to Share was published by Methuen Drama, ahead of performances at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe starring Róisín Bevan.

Written and directed by Mark Rannoch, political family drama It’s Always Sunny in Dundee featured Rujenne Green and ran at Golden Goose Theatre.

Released on Netflix this month, Kenyan series Country Queen stars Melissa Kiplagat. 

Also on the small screen, Don Gilet starred in the BBC’s Sherwood. 

Charlotte Kennedy debuted in the role of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady in the West End.

To round off July, Jordan Luke Gage won Best Performer in a West End Show at the West End Wilma Awards.

Coming up

Written, directed and produced by Josh Glen, four-part comedy series Michael premieres at Peckham Levels on 5 Aug, starring Albert Graver and Lisa Frisby.

At Edinburgh Fringe, Eve Dickson will star in Speed Dial, an explosively physical comedy-thriller from Spies Like Us.

New cabaret venue Wonderville opens in August, designed by Justin Williams and with a producing team of Mountview graduates.