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Alumni on Stage
Imelda Staunton (RADA) stars in Sondheim’s Follies at the National Theatre, opening on 22 August. Joining the cast are Fred Haig (LAMDA) and Adrian Grove (BOVTS).
Ben Whishaw (RADA) stars in Against at the Almeida Theatre, playing 12 August – 30 September. Joining the cast are Fehinti Balogun and Amanda Hale (RADA). Imogen Knight (NSCD & LCDS) is Movement Director.
Esh Alladi (LAMDA) stars in Lions and Tigers at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, playing from 23 August – 16 September.
Faye Marsay (BOVTS) and Mark Hadfield (RADA) appear in Road at the Royal Court, now playing until 9 September.
Joanna Ferguson (LAMDA) and Philippa Quinn (RADA) feature in Just To Get Married at the Finborough Theatre, now playing until 19 August.
John Leonard (BOVTS) is Sound Designer for The Stepmother at Chichester Festival Theatre, playing 11 August – 9 September. Macy Nyman (LAMDA) joins the cast.
Stephan Boyce (LAMDA) features in Dangling at the Southwark Playhouse, from 9 – 26 August.
Kevin McNally (RADA) stars as King Lear, opening at the Globe Theatre on 10 August. Joining the cast are Joshua James, Sirine Saba, Kenton Thomas (RADA) and Chris Nayak (BOVTS).
Sam Frenchum and Sinead Matthews (RADA) appear in Loot at the Park Theatre, playing from 17 August.
Matt Ryan (BOVTS) joins the cast of Knives in Hens at the Donmar Warehouse, from 17 August – 7 October. Christopher Schutt (BOVTS) provides Sound Design and Imogen Knight (NSCD & LCDS) is Movement Director.
Rambert presents Citizen of Nowhere, a miniature opera-ballet, from choreographer Dane Hurst (Rambert School & Central School of Ballet) at RADA Studios Theatre on 12 August.
Rambert presents a new site-specific piece by choreographer and dancer Julie Cunningham (Rambert School) on the roof of the Royal Festival Hall from 14 – 16 August.
Alumni at Edinburgh Fringe Festival
London Contemporary Dance School graduate Rosie Kay presents 5 Soldiers at Army @ The Fringe, 11 – 26 August. Dancers Shelley Eva Haden, Joao Maio (NSCD), Oliver Russell and Ryan Munroe (LCDS) perform.
NDCWales present Folk at ZOO Southside, performing from 20 – 25 August. The company features dancers Josef Perou (Central School of Ballet), Camille Giraudeau, Alexandra Pholien (LCDS), Franklyn Lee and Ed Myhill (Rambert School).
Barely Methodical Troupe (National Centre for Circus Arts) present Kin at Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows from 5 – 26 August, with graduates Beren D’Amico, Louis Gift, Charlie Wheeler, and Nikki and JD.
James Cousins Dance Company presents Rosalind, a reimagining of Shakespeare choreographed by LCDS graduate James Cousins and starring fellow graduate Chihiro Kawasaki, at Summerhall from 4 – 26 August.
James Wilton Dance Company presents Leviathan, choreographed by LCDS graduate James Wilton, at Dance Base from 4 – 13 August. The company features dancers Sarah Jane Taylor, Naomi Tadevossian, Michael Kelland, Harlan Rust (LCDS) and Roger Fernandez Cifuentes (NSCD).
Julie Cunningham (Rambert) presents To Be Me at Dance Base from 23 – 27 August.
Dance theatre company Gracefool Collective (NSCD – pictured) present This Really Is Too Much at Underbelly, Cowgate, 3 – 27 August.
Erin Doherty (BOVTS), Thusitha Jayasundera and Letty Thomas (RADA) feature in the world premiere of The Divide, a co-production between The Old Vic, Edinburgh International Festival, and Karl Sydow. Playing 8 – 20 August at King’s Theatre.
Adam Scott-Rowley (LAMDA) performs one-man show This Is Not Culturally Significant at the Gilded Balloon at the Museum, 4 – 26 August.
Lucy Pearman (LAMDA) presents her debut solo show Maid of Cabbage at Heroes @ Monkey Barrel, 3 – 27 August.
Sally O’Leary and Rhiannon Neads (LAMDA) present two shows: Adele Is Younger Than Us at the Pleasance Dome, 2 – 27 August, and By All Account Two Normal Girls at C Royal Studio 1, 13 – 28 August.
Prom Kween – The Musical, written by Rebecca Humphries (LAMDA) plays at Underbelly Cowgate from 3 – 27 August.
Naomi Sheldon (LAMDA) presents debut Good Girl at Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 3 – 27 August.
Asif Khan (RADA) stars in one-man play Love, Bombs and Apples at Summerhall, 3 – 27 August.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School student company Take Thou That bring family show Jason and the Argonauts to theSpace on Niddry St (Venue 9) from 4 – 19 August.
Alumni on screen
Mark Strong (BOVTS) stars in hostage action drama 6 Days, in cinemas from Friday 4 August.
Sally Hawkins (RADA) stars in Maudie, a biographical romantic drama about the life of artist Maud Lewis. In cinemas from Friday 4 August.
Ryan McKen (BOVTS) joins the cast of new Channel 4 drama The State, which follows the experiences of young British Muslims going to Syria.
Charlie Cox (BOVTS) returns as Matt Murdoch aka Daredevil in Marvel’s latest series The Defenders, launching on Netflix on 18 August.
[image, top: Gracefool Collective]