Mountview Alumni News May 2023

May proved to be another busy month for our graduates. Read on to find out more about their latest projects and achievements.

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On Stage

Eddie Elliott was cast in A Strange Loop at the Barbican.

It was announced that Alice Fearn will star as Alex Shaw in new musical Then, Now & Next at Southwark Playhouse Borough, with Julie Atherton as Director and Honor Halford-MacLeod as Musical Director. The show is co-written by Mountview’s Jon Robyns.

David King-Yombo was named as a new cast member in the West End production of Oklahoma!, playing the role of Mike.

Kit Esuruoso was revealed in the cast of The Land of Might-Have-Been, co-produced by the Buxton International Festival and Norwich Theatre.

Alum Sydney Spencer was cast in the role of Ayesha in Scouts! The Musical at The Other Palace.

It was announced that Mountview’s Louisa Harland will play Cathleen in a new West End production of Long Day’s Journey into Night.

Jade Kennedy was cast as Joan in Fun Home at the Gate Theatre, Dublin.

Aly Merali was named in the cast of new musical The Third Man at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Meanwhile, Fallon Mondlane was revealed as an alternate Annie Londonberry/Martha Smith in Southwark Playhouse Elephant’s upcoming production of Ride.

It was announced that alum Taya Ming will be appearing in Robin Hood: The Legend: Re-written at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in June.

Adrian Der Gregorian and Josh Patel-Foster were cast in Theatre Royal Bath’s upcoming production of Roman Holiday.

Joe Boyle was named in the cast of Annie Get Your Gun at the Lavender Theatre, with Debbi Clarke as Musical Director and Matthew Spalding as Musical Supervisor.

Sha Dessi and Alexander Zane were announced in the cast of Tarantino Live.

A number of Mountview alumni were cast in Crazy for You at the Gillian Lynne Theatre (Mathew Craig, Lucas Koch and Ryan Jupp).

Leigh Lothian has been performing in the role of Miss Casewell in the 70th Anniversary Tour of The Mousetrap.

Lewis Kennedy was revealed in the all-male cast of The Mikado at Wilton’s Music Hall.

It was announced that alum Manuel Pacific will be appearing as Oscar in In Dreams at Leeds Playhouse.

Abigail Matthews has been appearing as part of the company of Bleak Expectations at the Criterion Theatre.

Mountview alumni Jonathan David Dudley, Scott Armstrong and Jamie Jonathan were cast in Shrek the Musical (UK and Ireland Tour).

Tobi Sidiku co-starred in For a Brief Moment and Never Again Since at Greenwich Theatre.

Marissa Landy (in the role of Feste) has been preparing for Twelfth Night as part of Shakespeare in the Squares 2023.

Ted Bartram has been touring in Romeo and Juliet with The Lord Chamberlain’s Men.

Anna Soden performed in the special CBeebies adaption of Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe. The show will air on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer in 2024.

Meanwhile, Mountview’s Lauren Conroy and Minal Patel were revealed in the cast of The Sound of Music at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Stanton Wright starred as Pip in Great Expectations at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester.

Alumni Adam Colbeck-Dunn, Patrick Munday, Danny Whelan and Iverson Yabut were named in the cast of a new revival of Miss Saigon at Sheffield Theatres.


On Screen

Harvey Almond has featured in the recurring role of Prince Ernest in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story on Netflix.


Music and audio

Magnus Riise‘s debut album, UNTIL TOMORROW, was released, along with the accompanying music video.


Awards and nominations

At the BAFTAs, Mountview alum Nicôle Lecky‘s show Mood (BBC Three) picked up the awards for Mini-series and Original Music: Fiction.

There were nominations for Conor Glean (Henry VI Rebellion, Henry VI War of the Roses, Richard III, RSC) and Phoebe Horn (Much Ado About Nothing, National Theatre) in the Ian Charleson Awards 2023.

Rufus Love‘s show Speakers’ Corner – The Public Shaming of Rufus Love was nominated for an Offie.