Mountview Grads Shine in Lockdown

In spite of lockdown, our graduates are busy appearing in and creating shows both online and off. Hiba Elchikhe has produced new musical theatre web series Out of the Darkness Into the Spotlight  in collaboration with Nimax and The Theatre Café featuring fellow alumni Tim Mahendran, Emma Kingston, Maisey Bawden, Paul Bradshaw, Scott Paige and Noah Thomas. The first episode premiered on 18 November, with the next two going live on 25 November and 9 December.

Hit musical Fiver returns to Southwark Playhouse for virtual viewers on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 November with a matinee on the Saturday. The show, which follows the journey of a humble five pound note is co-written and co-directed by Mountview alum Alex James Ellison who also stars alongside fellow grads Daniel Buckley, Hiba Elchikhe and Luke Bayer with set design from Justin Williams.

Tyrone Huntley and Nicholas McLean will both appear in West End Acoustic, an evening of live musical theatre performances at Riverside Studios on 8 December.

Mina Anwar is appearing in The Understudy, based on the best-selling novel by David Nicholls, on 7 and 8 December at the Palace Theatre.

Cleve September and Laura Checkley are both in Dick Whittington at National Theatre with Denzel Westley-Sanderson as Associate Director, from 11 December to 23 January.

Oscar Conlon-Morrey and Scott Paige are both in ‘deliciously naughty’ Cinderella: The Socially Distanced Ball at the Turbine Theatre from 2 to 23 December.

Jordan Luke Cage and Luke Bayer are both in Hair at Southampton Mayflower on the 14 and 15 January and then London Palladium for one night only for two performances on 16 January.

There’s a whole host of grads involved in Rewrites: A Mother’s Song as part of the Lowry’s annual mini-musical theatre festival on 25 February, including Rebecca Trehearn, Ellena Vincent, Ayesha Quigley and Minal Patel. The showcase is directed by Tania Azevedo with musical direction from Dan Jarvis.

Our MA Creative Producing grads Kate Maguire, Jennifer Jones and Lawryn LaCroix make up the producing team for Scranton Scratch Night 2021. They are adapting the “Scratch Night” tradition to offer four playwrights an online platform. This is an international opportunity for emerging, unrepresented writers to have their work performed in The Scranton Shakespeare Festival 2021. Submissions are open until 27 November!