CAOLAN BYRNE plays Culhane in three episodes of the reboot of the comedy series Porridge, currently showing on BBC One on Friday evenings. Caolan's episodes air from Friday 27 October and all episodes are currently available on BBC iPlayer.
JASPER JACOB is shortly going to be playing the Worshipful Master of the Masons, Bruce, in two episodes of White Gold. The BBC Two comedy, which is also on Netflix, is produced by Phil Gilbert and directed by Damon Beesley.
COLIN RYAN is currently in rehearsals for The Secret Theatre by Anders Lustgarten which will run at the Sam Wanamaker Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe from 16 November to 16 December. Directed by Matthew Dunster, the play centres on spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham and the surveillance network he ran from the heart of Elizabeth I's court.
CONNOR HUGHES is now in rehearsals for the European premiere of Little Women, a musical based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott with a score by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland. Connor will play the part of Laurie at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre from 9 November to 9 December.
It has just been announced that MELISSA ALLAN will play Little Fan in A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic, in a cast that includes Rhys Ifans. Matthew Warchus will direct a new version of the story by Jack Thorne which will run from 20 November to 20 January.
PATRICK ROMER is now in rehearsals for the RSC's Imperium: The Cicero Plays, Mike Poulter's new version of Robert Harris' bestselling Cicero series. The event will be staged as six plays in two performances and will be directed by Gregory Doran. Imperium Part I: Conspirator will run from 16 November to 10 February and Imperium Part II: Dictator will run from 23 November to 10 February.
KIRSTY OSWALD will reprise the role of Rosie in Things I Know to Be True which is going back on tour for Frantic Assembly from 27 September before a run at Lyric Hammersmith from 11 January to 3 February.
Having just shot an episode of the long running series Vera in Newcastle, ADRIAN IRVINE is now in rehearsals for Pride and Prejudice which will run at Nottingham Playhouse from 15 to 30 September and York Theatre Royal from 4 to 14 October. The new comic adaptation by stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe will be directed by Susannah Tresilian with original music by Emmy the Great.
MARCUS GRIFFITHS, having recently played an American golfer in Father Brown, is now playing fictional political activist Marcus X in an episode of the fifth series of Endeavour. The story is being directed by Robert Quinn, with Neil Duncan producing for Mammoth Screen.
GINA ISAAC will play Blanche DuBois in Rapture Theatre's production of A Streetcar Named Desire. The show opens at the Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock on 2 September and tours Scotland, closing at the Kings in Edinburgh on 7 October.
PIOTR BAUMANN will soon be appearing in Ragroof Player's production Bridges y Puentes which will appear in Hull, London and Dover through September. The promenade production is about migration and the search for home, using several different languages - spoken, sung, played and danced.
JASPER JACOB is in rehearsals for Dangling at Southwark Playhouse which will run from 7 to 26 August. The contemporary play by Abigail Hood follows two families left dangling after two teenage girls inexplicably disappear.
SOLOMON ISRAEL is currently in rehearsals for Kingdom Come which will run from 7 to 30 September as part of the RSC's Mischief Festival at the Other Place. The piece will be devised in a collaboration between the cast and creators Gemma Brockis and Wendy Hubbard, and will be set in 1640 on the brink of civil war.
SEAN KINGSLEY is currently rehearsing for Jesus Christ Superstar which returns to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre this summer following a sell-out run last year which earned the production an Oliver Award for Best Musical Revival. He will again be playing Annas in the show which will run from 11 August to 23 September.
Welsh actress LOIS MELERI-JONES will be playing the semi-regular part of Lowri in the dual language series Craith. The thriller is being filmed in North Wales and Cardiff and is being directed by Gareth Bryn for Fiction Factory who produced the successful detective series Hinterland.
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.