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Nathan Carter-Dale wins Laurence Olivier Bursary

School of Theatre student says the bursary is a ‘tremendous help’
19 Sep 2016

Left to right: Actor Henry Goodman, students Barney Healy-Smith and Johnny Byrom, and composer Gerard McBurney

Acting students perform with Hallé orchestra

Audience praise “fantastic” and “enlightening” show
10 May 2016

Holocaust commemorated at museum

Acting students will perform scenes from play
21 Jan 2014

Shameless star 'humbled' by MMU degree

David Threlfall's advice to young graduates
15 Jul 2013

Student scoops Olivier bursary

Life changing award for actress
03 Jul 2013

Acting students impress at the Globe

Pair appear as part of annual theatre festival
12 Apr 2013

Lucas Smith in rehearsal at The Bridgewater Hall (pic: Paul Heyes)

Magical performance for graduate actors

Halle collaboration on Shakespeare classic
27 Feb 2013

Student's 'fabulous' debut role

Acting student takes on Lumley role
04 Dec 2012

Acting graduate is cheeky Corrie newcomer

Soap role turned her life around
30 Oct 2012

Graduate's theatre debut in life of Brian

Will has major role in Beatles manager drama
03 Oct 2012

Elliot's Sinbad breaks hearts and records

Acting student is Sunday night TV star
09 Jul 2012

Graduate Victoria stars in Dark Shadows

MMU trained actress films with Depp and Pfeiffer
11 May 2012

Lucas Smith and Lowenna Melrose with Carl Davis at the piano

Carl Davis and MMU's tale of heartbreak

Acting students chosen for new production
19 Apr 2012

Elliot lives out fantasy role!

Student cast as Sinbad for Sky1
20 Jun 2011

George thrills at London park

Burnage actor's performance is 'astonishing'
08 Jun 2011

Carleton Hobbs Competition

Manchester School of Theatre Success
28 Mar 2011

Shakespeare, Polish style!

First UK tour for MMU staff and students
26 Oct 2010

Drama students dazzle

Royal Exchange and more….
29 Sep 2010

Graduate to star in blockbuster

John lands part in Game of Thrones
05 Jul 2010

An Awards Hat-trick for the School of Theatre

Another successful year for acting students
21 Jun 2010

Claire Harry and John Bradley-West

Manchester School of Theatre Student Successes

Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award
15 Mar 2010

Alumni News

Annie Wallace (2004) has joined Hollyoaks as a regular cast member playing Headteacher Sally St Claire.

Kate Dobson is currently in rehearsals for 'The Funfair' by Simon Stephens at HOME. Kate is playing Maria.

George Bukhari can be seen on TV in 'Ordinary Lives' playing Jason. Before that George was in Russell T Davies 'Banana' playing Jonjo and in 'Happy Valley'.

Zora Bishop is about to play Martin Freeman's Wife in 'The Eichmann Show' for the BBC.

Elliot Knight has just finished filming 'Take Down' as well as an untitled Richard LaGravenese project with Rufus Sewell and Katie Holmes.

Victoria Bewick (2010) has been playing Mayella Ewell in To Kill A Mockingbird at Regent's Park.

Séan Aydon (2012) is currently appearing as Tucky in 'Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo at The Mercury Theatre.

Katie Norris (2012) is in rep at the Theatre by the Lake in 'Comedy of Errors' 'Dracula' and 'Rookery Nook'.

Kate Dobson (2012) will soon be appearing alongside Michael Palin and Mark Addy in a BBC drama 'Remember me' and Sky comedy 'Give out Girls'.

Helen Aluko (2012) is appearing at Stratford East in 'Beauty and the Beast' as Belle as their Christmas show.

Laura Mould (2012) played Jane Henshaw in 'Coronation Street', Caitlin in 'The Lives and Loves of Vera Dymond' 24:7 Festival and is currently playing Sharon, Michelle and Job Club Employee in the UK Tour of 'The Full Monty'.

Neal Craig (2008) will be appearing as Claudius in Hamlet at The Watermill Newbury. Recently Neal played Katherine in Henry V for Propeller and was directed by Tom Morris in Swallows and Amazons.

Elliot Knight (2011) has just finished playing Charlie in By Any Means.

Dominic Vulliamy (2010) is about to start shooting for Emmerdale.

Susie Potter (2011) is currently playing Amy in My Mad Fat Diary.

Zora Bishop (2011) is playing Kate Hall in Artificial Horizon (Megatopia Films)

Luke Jerdy (2011) is currently playing Sebastian in Twelfth Night at the Liverpool Everyman

Samuel Coulson (2012) is currently playing Patrick in Babylon directed by Danny Boyle

Sean Aydon (2012) has just finished filming Doctors playing Ryan Jones.

Amanda Clapham (2012) is is playing Holly Cunningham a regular role on Hollyoaks for Lime Pictures at Channel 4.

Georgia Neville (2013) is currently appearing in a Bill Kenwright tour of Agatha Christie's 'Go Back for Murder'.

Lucas Smith (2012) is currently featuring in 'Brief Lives' with David Schofield on BBC Radio 4 playing Paul Hendricks. Lucas will also be appearing in 'Fresh Meat' series 3 as Lord Hugo.

2013 Graduate Georgia Neville has been cast in the Agatha Christie thriller Go Back for Murder, which is currently on a national tour and will be at the Manchester Opera House between the 14th and 19th October 2013.

Following her roles as Danila Kovic in 13 Steps Down and as Isabel in Hummingbird with Jason Statham, Victoria Bewick (2010) will next be seen in The Christmas Candle playing Ruth.

Neal Craig (2008) has been confirmed to play Bassanio in Propeller's production of 'Merchant of Venice'.

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