Mountview Alumni News September 2023

From award nominations to an impressive range of stage, screen and radio projects, September has been full of exciting updates from our graduates. Read on to find out more.

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On Stage, Screen and Radio

Charles Quittner, Lili Fuller, Rachel Blaquière, Georgia Leia Stoller, Beth Graham and Tias Volker have been preparing for All the Fraudulent Horse Girls at The Glory.

Following its run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder! headed out on tour, with cast members Bronté Barbé and Imelda Warren-Green, Associate Musical Director Caitlin Morgan and Stage Manager Rosie Bannister.

Luke Bayer, Josh Clemetson, Alice Fearn and Hana Stewart have been preparing for The Roles We’ll Never Play at the Clapham Grand.

Lois Craig started the tour of Islander: The Musical at Theatre Royal Plymouth, before heading off to various locations in North America.

Lydia Holford has been working as DSM on Titanic the Musical and will shortly be travelling to China with the show for a month.

Meanwhile, Katy Reynard, George Stagnell and Julez Hamilton performed at the Wanstead Fringe in new musical Dark Isle, written by fellow alumni Katherine Tripp and Ralph Warman.

Also at this year’s Wanstead Fringe was All Girl Band, with MA Musical Theatre grads Cristina Jerney, Katherine Tripp, Josefin Tonnessen, Carys Wynn and Elisabeth Ellingsen

Dark Isle

The new music video for Magnus Tonning Riise‘s ‘Earthquake’ landed on YouTube.

Eliza Glock featured in T.I.M. on Netflix.

It was announced that How to Date Billy Walsh, starring Mountview alum Tim Downie, will be released on Amazon Prime Video next year.

Laura Pick and Conor O’Hara were confirmed in the cast of Wicked (UK Tour) in the roles of Elphaba and Ensemble respectively.

Estelle Denison-French joined the cast of The Dolce Vita at Tyne Theatre and Opera House.

The complete touring cast of Treason The Musical (UK Tour) was revealed, with Mountview alumni Oscar Conlon-Morrey (Robert Cecil) and Dan Gill (Ensemble) amongst the company.

Joseph Houston was named as Associate Director for the world premiere of To Wong Foo The Musical, with fellow alumni Pablo Gómez Jones, Lee Harris and Scott Hunter joining the cast.

Zack Guest and David King-Yombo were announced in the new West End cast of Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

Andrew Atha‘s show, Robot Penguin, played at the Wanstead Fringe, with stage management and tech provided by Beckett Gray.

The Room Upstairs, composed, produced and directed by Marissa Landy and featuring fellow alum Lani Calvert, also featured in this year’s Wanstead Fringe.


The trailer for the final series of Ghosts landed, co-written by and starring Mountview’s Jim Howick.

It was announced that Noah Thomas will be featuring in Netflix’s Everything Now.

Zachary Pang was named in the cast of Snow White at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, with Mountview President Dame Judi Dench providing the voice of The Magic Mirror.

Georgie Staight was confirmed as Director for The Wizard of Oz at The Watermill Theatre, with Bethany Jefferies as Deputy Stage Manager and Signe Larsson cast as Glenda.

It was announced that Scott Paige will feature in Sleeping Beauty at The Hawth Crawley.

Mathilda Bonnevier has been performing as Jenny in Havet (The Sea) in Norway.

Meanwhile, Lexi Clare has been in rehearsal for Mycelial at Northern Stage.

Dustin Conrad began as Musical Director for The Drifters Girl (UK and Ireland Tour).

It was confirmed that Virginia Sirolli will be performing in Italian Cabaret in late October.

Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award winner Josh Bryant-Jones featured in the first BBC radio drama of his contract, Come Closer Now.

Richard David-Caine was cast as Dad in The Witches musical at The National Theatre.

Georgia Rawlins was named as Musical Director for Trompe L’Oeil at The Other Palace, with Laurence Stannard as Associate Musical Supervisor and general management provided by Carter Dixon McGill (Stephen McGill).

Come Closer Now

It was confirmed that Katy Richardson will serve as Musical Supervisor on Bonnie & Clyde (UK Tour).

Full casting was announced for the concert premiere of Diana the Musical, with Mountview’s Alice Fearn and Andy Coxon in the roles of Camilla Parker-Bowles and Prince Charles respectively.

Yanexi Enriquez performed as Maya in The Invincibles at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.

Natasha Guzel was named as Deputy Stage Manager for Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Exchange Theatre.

It was revealed that Mountview grads Keir Ogilvy and Aimee McGoldrick will feature in the cast of The Ocean at the End of the Lane at the Noël Coward Theatre, with fellow alum Bill Willden providing stage management.

Andrea Gatchalian was cast in Ikaria at Park Theatre.

It was announced that Fiesta at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch will be produced by Rachael Nolan.

Charlotte Grayson has been in rehearsal for Sunshine on Leith at Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

It was confirmed that Bronté Barbé will be appearing at Musical Con, the West End’s Official Musical Theatre Fan Convention, with fellow alumni Alice Fearn and Jon Robyns serving as Ambassadors.

Emma Kingston and Adam Robert Lewis were cast in Kin at Theatro Technis @ 26 Crowndale, with Associate Director Daniel Slade and Set Designer Justin Williams.

Rebecca Trehearn was cast as Mrs Cratchit in Mark Gatiss’ adaptation of A Christmas Carol at Nottingham Playhouse and Alexandra Palace Theatre.

The trailer landed for Netflix’s Fair Play, featuring Eddie Marsan.

Phoebe Rowell John was announced as Director for The Intricate Art of Actually Caring at The Hope Theatre, with fellow grads Tobin Smith and Sofia Newton Urlich joining the cast.

Awards and Nominations

In the Black British Theatre Awards 2023, there were nominations for Mountview’s Denzel Westley-Sanderson (Best Director, The Importance of Being Earnest), Becca Chadder (Best Production – Play, The Importance of Being Earnest), Sean Green (Best Musical Director, Sylvia), Claudia Kariuki (LGBTQIA+ Champion and Best Non-Binary Performer in a Musical, Six) and Rhashan Stone (Best Production – Play, Tambo & Bones).

Meanwhile, the Offies OffFest nominees were announced for their work at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and include Mountview grads James Hall (Chopped Liver & Unions), Andrew Ewart (Boys in the Buff; Love is Blue), Rebecca Lyle (A Manchester Anthem), Alistair Rowley (Burning Down the Horse), Kathryn Pridgeon (Burning Down the Horse), Lowri Spear (Four Felons and a Funeral; Actually, Love), Georgia Rawlins (Jingle Street), Don Cotter (Love is Blue), Darrel Bailey (Yippee-Ki-Yay), Jen McGregor (The Real William Shakespeare… as told by Christopher Marlowe!), Ben Newman (Moderation), Ben Fleming (Moderation), Courtenay Johnson (When We Died), Michaela Murphy (We’ll Have Nun of It) and Colm McCready (Scaredy Fat).

There was also an Offie nomination for Keith Ramsay‘s Eve, All About Her at Soho Theatre.