Mountview Alumni News November & December 2022

As we enter the new year, we’re looking back at what our alumni were getting up to in the last months of 2022. Read on to find out more.

Jack Ofrecio and Jonathan Bentley opened in From Here to Eternity at Charing Cross Theatre.

Joe Boyle opened in Top Hat at Mill at Sonning.

Daniel Zielke boarded the NCL Encore in Florida to join the cast of Choir of Man.

From Here to Eternity | photo by Alex Brenner

Elsewhere, Tonny Shim opened in The Borrowers at Theatre by the Lake.

Jodie Beth Mayer, Tim Mahendran and Jordan Luke Gage performed in The Light in the Piazza concert at The Alexandra Palace Theatre.

In Sheffield, Rachael Louise Miller and Consuela Rolle opened in Standing at The Sky’s Edge at the Crucible Theatre, which will come to the National Theatre from 9 February.

The new cast of Wicked in the West End was announced in November, featuring Joshua Clemetson, Kate Leiper and Natalie Spriggs who will begin performances in early March.

Opening early this year, Mina Anwar was announced in the cast of Spring and Port Wine at Octagon in Bolton.

Meanwhile, Charlotte Scott was announced amongst the cast of Guys and Dolls, opening at The Bridge.

A number of graduates have been filming for the small screen recently. Maia Tamrakar for BBC’s Strike, Tashinga Bepete for ITV’s Emigration and Phoebe Horn for several episodes of Call the Midwife.

Discussing her journey to being cast as Eponine in Les Miserables, Nathania Ong was interviewed for Vogue Singapore.

The Crucible | photo by Johan Persson

The Stage revealed their Top 50 Shows of 2022 both in London and around the UK, highlighting a variety of productions starring Mountview graduates, including For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy (Kaine Lawrence), The Crucible (Gracie McGonigal, Joy Tan, Raphael Bushay) Rock/Paper/Scissors (Maia Tamrakar) and more.

The What’s on Stage Awards nominations were revealed early in December, with a host of Mountview alumni amongst the names; Lauren Drew for Best Supporting Performer in a Musical, Sharon Small for Best Supporting Performer in a Play, Ben Joyce for Best Takeover Performance, Jordan Luke Gage for Best Performer in a Musical and producers Piers Cottee-Jones and Jamie Chapman Dixon for Best Concert.

Coming Up in January

Natalie Kimmerling is set to open in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Tempest on 26 January.

Jess Michelmore and Sarah Earnshaw set off on the Mamma Mia! UK and International Tour, kicking off in Wolverhampton on 17 January, with Assistant Stage Manager/Book Cover Nancy O’melia and Second Assistant Musical Director Ashley Jacobs. 

Head Over Heels opens for previews at Hope Mill Theatre on 26 January, starring Luke Bayer, Julie Stark and Timo Tatzber, with Musical Direction from Arlene McNaught. 

Giles Terera continues in the role of Othello at National Theatre until 21 January.

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