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Your monthly update of shows, student and alumni news.
Our third years are braving the blizzards and mid-way through their year of shows and showcases. Read on for how to book and news of what some of our grads are up to...
OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD
By Timberlake Wertenbaker | Based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally |
Directed by Steve Grihault
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of this ground-breaking British play which follows the first group of British convicts transported to the Australian coast in the late 18th Century. Timberlake Wertenbaker explores the brutality of humanity and the transformative power of theatre, as a new British colony is formed. Read more
VenueBridewell Theatre Performances 17 - 21 March Tickets£14 (£10 concessions) To Book020 8881 2201 The box office is open Mon-Fri 9.30-6
Friends and family should liaise with the cast to arrange tickets.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
By Harper Lee | Adapted by Christopher Sergel | Directed by Anthony Lau
In the Deep South, in a town fractured by prejudice, a black man stands accused of crime he didn’t commit. When Atticus Finch swears to defend him he becomes a pariah. To Kill a Mockingbird is a timeless classic, needling the heart of a community built on morals but steeped in hypocrisy.Read more
VenueBridewell Theatre Performances 28 - 31 March Tickets£14 (£10 concessions) To Book020 8881 2201 The box office is open Mon-Fri 9.30-6
Nathan Lorainey-Dineen is leaving us early to join the cast of Motown: The Musical. Our alumni had a successful night at the recent WhatsOnStage Awards with awards going to four productions with Mountview connections. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie directed by Jonathan Butterell and starring Mina Anwar and Luke Bayer walked away with Best New Musical, whilst Hair, produced by Hope Mill Theatre founder Joseph Houston and starring Andy Coxon, Laura Johnson, Jessie May and Kirsten Wright scooped Best Off West End Production. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child starring Thomas Aldridge and boasting Adam King as Associate Lighting Designer won Best West End Show and The Ferryman starring Justin Edwards walked away with Best New Play and Best Direction.
Maisie Greenwood stars in two-hander Winter at the Young Vic, whilst Rujenne Green will star in The Dog Beneath the Skin at Jermyn Street Theatre. Maisie Brooker has written and stars in Shanter at the Old Red Lion and away from London Roanna Lewis performs in The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair at Cardiff Millennium Centre and Sharon Small leads Still Alice at West Yorkshire Playhouse. On your TV screens Brendan Coyle is in acclaimed BBC TV series Requiem and Stanton Wright has been going down a storm as part of All or Nothing: The Mod Musical which has transferred to The Arts Theatre. New musical Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus opens at The Other Palace in March and stars Laura Johnson, Richard Carson and Damien Walsh whilst Rachel-Lea Gray and Jodie Beth Mayer feature in another new musical, Carmen 1808 at the Union Theatre. Samuel Thomas and Jean-Luke Worrall are in the new cast of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery at the Criterion and Jordan Luke Gage and Rob Copeland are in the company for the return of Bat Out of Hell at the Dominion with Julie Stark and Christopher Cameron. Maisey Bawden will be in An Officer and a Gentleman at the Curve Theatre. Back in the West End, Jessica Stent will join the cast of 42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Lara Denning appears in Ruthless! The Musical at the Arts Theatre.
Musical Directors Dustin Conrad will soon start work on the UK tour of Fame. MDs Dan Glover and Alex Bellamy on The Sound of Music and Flashdance respectively. Damien Stanton is currently Assistant Stage Manager for the National Theatre’s Pinocchio and Ella Wheway will be taking on the same role for Kindertransport at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.