JOHN O'MAHONY will appear in The Lizzie Play which runs as part of the RADA Festival from 1 - 8 July, directed by Nona Shepphard. The play is based on the short story The Fall River Axe Murderers by Angela Carter and is adapted by Deirdre Strath.
JESSICA BAGLOW will be appearing in First Words - A Season of New Writing at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton from 23 June to 8 July, in which she will perform Blue written by Charlotte Josephine. Jessica is again working with the Octagon's Artistic Director Elizabeth Newman as well as director Ben Occhipinti.
We're thrilled that MARCUS GRIFFITHS has been nominated for the Ian Charleson Awards for his performance as Laertes in Hamlet at the RSC. The Awards, which are presented by the Sunday Times and National Theatre, reward the best classical performances by actors under the age of 30. The winners will be announced in a ceremony at the National Theatre on Monday 5 June.
JOANNA KIRKLAND has begun rehearsals for Committee... (A New Musical) which will run at the Donmar Warehouse from 23 June to 12 August. The show will feature music by Tom Deering and lyrics edited by Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke from the transcript of the evidence session on Whitehall's relationship with Kids Company. Adam Penford will direct.
SOLOMON ISRAEL has started rehearsing for The Pulverised, which will run at the Arcola from 2 to 27 May and then at York Theatre Royal from 31 May to 10 June. The play by Alexandra Badea arrives in the UK in an English translation following its premier at the Strasbourg National Theatre where it won the prestigious Grand Prix de la Littérature.
Having just completed three episodes of the BBC's Porridge reboot, CAOLAN BYRNE is now working on all three episodes of The Miniaturist, playing the role of Arnaud. The serial is adapted from the best selling novel by Jessie Burton set in 17th century Amsterdam, and is directed by Guillem Morales for BBC One.
MARCUS GRIFFITHS will appear in The Cardinal at Southwark Playhouse between 26 April and 27 May. James Shirley's tragic play will feature Stephen Boxer in the title role and will be directed by Justin Audibert.
Look out for SEAN KINGSLEY playing Alan in the musical film London Road which can be seen on BBC iPlayer at present. The film is based on the National Theatre production which was also directed by Rufus Norris. Playwright Alecky Blythe worked with composer Adam Cork after recording interviews with residents of Ipswich who had been affected by a series of murders in 2006.
We're thrilled that MELISSA ALLAN has been nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role along with the rest of the cast of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour. The National Theatre of Scotland production originally opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015 where it won several awards. It went on to tour the UK and run at the National Theatre of Great Britain in 2016.
ADRIAN IRVINE is currently in rehearsals for One Love: The Bob Marley Musical in which he will play the role of Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley. The musical will tell the story of a dramatic period of Bob Marley's life and will bring his catalogue to the stage for the first time. Kwame Kwei-Armah will direct the show which will run at Birmingham Rep from 10 March to 8 April.
JOHN OMOLE will be appearing in #Hashtag Lightie at the Arcola between 31 January and 4 February. Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair and written by Lynette Linton, the play is a heartwarming and hilarious exploration of the conflicting ideas of what it means to be mixed race in Britain today.