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.
LOUISE MARDENBOROUGH is currently in rehearsals for In the Motherhood which will tour for theatre company Outer Circle Arts from 6 to 21 February. The show is directed by Tom Saunders and is a sharply accurate and wickedly funny portrayal of the perils of modern parenting.
Catch PEPTER LUNKUSE in the BBC daytime drama Father Brown on Tuesday 17 January. The episode will air at 2.45pm on BBC One and is called The Tanganyika Green.
Pepter will soon be going on tour with Nell Gwynn, a co-production between Shakespeare's Globe and English Touring Theatre which follows the show's runs at the Globe and in the West End. Pepter will be playing Rose Gwynn in the tour which opens at the Lowry in Salford in February and closes with a two week run at the Globe in May.
COLIN RYAN is currently in rehearsals for Snow in Midsummer which will be playing in the RSC's Swan Theatre from 23 February to 25 March. Justin Audibert is directing Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's contemporary re-imagining of the Classical Chinese drama by Guan Hanquin.
DOUG RAO is currently working on The Lower Depths at the Arcola. Doug will play Vaska in the production directed by Helena Kaut-Howson which forms part of the Arcola's Revolution season and runs from 11 January to 11 February.
GINA ISAAC is now in rehearsals for Made in India, a co-production between Tamasha, Coventry's Belgrade Theatre and Pilot Theatre which will tour from 24 January. Written by Satinder Chohan and directed by Katie Posner, the play will run at Soho Theatre from 8 to 25 March.
PEPTER LUNKUSE can be seen on Christmas Day playing Cordelia in the filmed version of King Lear originally staged at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre. The production airs at 7pm on BBC Four and stars Don Warrington.
JESSICA BAGLOW is in rehearsals for Educating Rita at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton. The show is directed by the Octagon's Artistic Director Elizabeth Newman and will run from 19 January to 11 February before a run at Derby Theatre.
AMIE BURNS WALKER will play Daisy Buchanan in an immersive production of The Great Gatsby as part of VAULT Festival at The Vaults in Waterloo. The show will run from 25 January to 5 March and is produced by The Guild of Misrule and The Immersive Ensemble.
JAMES RIGBY is now in rehearsals for The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus which will run at the Finborough Theatre from 3 to 28 January. The play by Tony Harrison, which rediscovers the Greek satyr play, was originally written for a one off performance in the ancient stadium of Delphi in 1988 and then ran at the National Theatre in 1990. This will be its first production in London for nearly 30 years.