Mountview Alumni News October 2022

October was once again a busy month for our alumni. From picking up awards across theatre and TV, to joining casts of touring and West End productions, Mountview graduates continue to shine on and off stage and screen.

Hannah Baker, Will Hamilton, Jared Leathwood and Elizabeth Rowe were all announced in the cast of Goldilocks and the Three Bears at New Wolsey Theatre.

Amy McGoldrick and Keir Ogilvey were announced in the cast of The Ocean at the End of the Lane UK and Ireland tour.

Opening in November, Ryan Jupp was announced in the cast of Elf the Musical. 

At The Old Vic, Ellena Vincent was revealed to be starring alongside Beverley Knight in Sylvia, opening early next year with Sean Green as Musical Director.

Elsewhere, Zack Guest, Ryan Kopel and Bronté Barbé were revealed amongst the cast of Newsies.

Bronté Barbé and Michael Ahomka-Lindsay in Newsies | Photo by Seamus Ryan

Alum and Deputy Chair Giles Terera was awarded Best Performance in a Play at the UK Theatre Awards for The Meaning of Zong, a Bristol Old Vic production.

Meanwhile, Aled ap Steffan and Laura Checkley were amongst the cast of In My Skin who picked up an award in the Television Drama category of BAFTA Cymru.

At the National Television Awards, Eric Shango joined Vicky McClure in collecting the award for Best Drama for Trigger Point.

In further award news, Sean Green won the Best Musical Director Award for Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical at Black British Theatre Awards, where Kaine Lawrence also accepted an award in the ensemble of For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy.

Summer Priest joined Sean in the company of Get Up Stand Up recently – catch up on our Alumni Spotlight from this month.

Oscar Conlon-Morrey returned to Mountview to host the Mountview Prize and put questions to this year’s winner Michael Cashman. Catch up here.

It was also announced this month that Oscar will join Ian McKellen in Mother Goose on tour, alongside fellow grad Simbi Akande.

In further panto news, Matthew Montfort was announced in the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk at Castle Theatre.

Meanwhile, Minal Patel and Richard J Hunt are set to appear in Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Southbank Centre, with Freddy Sherwood as LX 1.

At Leicester’s Curve, Steve Griffin starred in A Final Act of Friendship, directed by Natalya Micic.

Innocent Means Not Guilty at Theatre Peckham | photo by Jeremiah Towolawi

Written and performed by India Wilson and starring Taya Ming, Innocent Means Not Guilty opened at Theatre Peckham as part of their Young, Gifted and Black season and received a brilliant review in The Stage.

Directed by Charles Quittner and featuring fellow grads Lili Fuller, Georgia Stoller, Rachel Blaquière, Beth Graham, and Tias Volker, All the Fraudulent Horse Girls premiered at The Glory.

Georgia Louise opened in Tammy Faye at the Almeida.

Strictly Ballroom: The Musical headed out on tour this month, with Quin Patrick amongst the cast and Dustin Conrad and Catherine Benson in the music team.

Amy Liptrott was appointed Director of Aberdeen Arts Centre.

On the small screen, Tashinga Bepete starred in an episode of Doctors.

Coming up in November

The Make Mine a Double season kicks off at Park Theatre, including Anything with a Pulse starring Rufus Love and Pickle directed by Kayla Feldman and produced by Tanya Truman. 

Tanya Bridgeman and Mabli Gwynne will join the cast of Peaky Blinders The Rise from 9 November.

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