Mountview Alumni News November 2021

A host of alumni were announced in the cast of the Les Misérables UK Tour, with Nathania Ong as Eponine, Steven Hall as Grantaire, Barnaby Hughes as Enjolras joined by Rebecca Bolton, Emily Olive Boyd, Rebecca Ferrin, Emily Rose Owens and Dean Read.

Fallon Mondi is set to join Alan McHale, Rebecca Omogbehin and Carl Sanderson in The Lion King UK Tour.

More Mountview alumni will soon be hitting the stage, with Kit Esuruoso and Maia Tamrakar announced in the cast of Spring Awakening at The Almeida, and Rebecca Root joining the cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

Julie Atherton and Richard James-Neale were announced in the cast of The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage. 

Produced by Kate Maguire, My First Time was in a Car Park opened at The Golden Goose Theatre.

Jack Miles took the to the Iris Theatre stage for a one-night-only concert, with musical direction from Matt Herbert and fellow grad Marnie Yule in the cast.

Delme Thomas opened as Alberto Beddini in The Mill at Sonning’s production of Top Hat. 

The Jazz Section, presented by Rachel Nolan, Ryan Jacques and Laurence Stannard, told the story of the Czech jazz revolution at The Union Theatre.

Isabel Canning began touring the UK in the cast of White Christmas.

Jack Wolfe and Suzanne Nixon opened in the cast of The Magicians Elephant with The Royal Shakespeare Company.

A number of alumni appeared among the nominees for the Black British Theatre Awards; Tyrone Huntley for Best Male Actor in a Musical, Ola Ayofe for Best Supporting Male Actor in a Play and Sean Green who received a Recognition Award for a Body of Work.

Amy Trigg was awarded the 2022 Playwrights’ Scheme Bursary, winning £10,000 and a 12-month theatre placement with Kiln Theatre.

Artistic Director of Donmar Warehouse Michael Longhurst spoke to The Stage about recovering from lockdown and the lessons learned.

The Trick on BBC One featured Tara Divina and Rhashan Stone. 

Also on the small screen, Simon Bamford executive produced and acted in Dark Ditties, streaming on Amazon Prime.

Arian Nik appeared in Channel 4 Random Acts short BRUCE. Part of their Black To Front season, the film explores shark migration patterns during the slave trade.

Now playing at Theatre Royal Bath until 13 Nov, before heading out on tour, Giles Terera stars in Blue/Orange.

Coming up this month

Actor-musos Stephanie Cremona and Charlotte Grayson will be performing in A Christmas Carol at Dundee Rep from 27 Nov.

Written by Lucinda Coyle and with fellow grad Tazmyn May-Gebbett in the cast, Our Last First opens 16 Nov at The Union Theatre.

Creative Producing grad Alex Conder opens Beg For Me at The Pleasance on 4 Nov, a piece first performed as part of Mountview’s Catalyst Festival.

Ed Paget will be Assistant Stage Manager/Book Cover on A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic, from 13 Nov.

While we would love to mention every single alum’s latest work, the news doesn’t always reach us. If you are a Mountview graduate remember to let us know what you’re up to by emailing or tweeting @mountviewldn.