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Alumna nominated for Best Actress at BAFTA Scotland

Hollyoaks star Annie Wallace makes history
11 Oct 2016

Students rehearsing for Brutopia, an autumn term 2015 production

Manchester School of Theatre tops drama school rankings

The School is achieves highest student satisfaction for the second year running
28 Sep 2016

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

Alumni News

Lowenna Melrose (2012) recently played Norma in 'Kenny Morgan' at the Arcola Theatre.

Congratulations to Graeme Hawley for his performance in 'National Treasure'. Graeme is currently playing Joe in 'Jumpers For Goalposts' at Oldham Coliseum.

Catriona McFarlane (2016) plays the Adoption Officer in BBC Radio's 'Journey to Pakistan'.

Manchester School of Theatre would like to congratulate our alumni Julie Walters on a superb and mesmerising performance in ‘National Treasure’ currently on Channel 4.

Fresh from her stunning performance in 'The Maids' at Trafalgar Studios watch out for Zawe Ashton (2006) who will shortly be seen in Tom Ford’s 'Nocturnal Animals'.

Elliot Knight (2011) will shortly be appearing as Brady Ross in new 13-part series 'American Gothic' for CBS Television.

John Bradley-West (2010) will be appearing as Scooter in Patient Zero, currently in post production.

Congratulations to Laura Harding (2008) for her role as Hippolyta in 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' at the RSC and to both Laura and Neal Craig (2008) who are appearing in Lost Lending Library for PunchDrunk

Helen Aluko (2012) is currently appearing in Harry Potter The Play

Sam Lupton (2011) is on tour playing Seymour in 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Congratulations to Amy Cameron (2012) for her role as Esther O’Leary in 'Homefront' on BBC Radio 4.

Congratulations to Alice Proctor (2015) for her role in 'The Kitchen Sink' at the New Vic Theatre

Catriona McFarlane (2016) played Heidi O'Neill in the BBC Radio 3 production 'Sound Frontiers: The Present Experiment' celebrating 70 years of the third programme.

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

Kate Dobson (2012) is currently in rehearsals for 'The Funfair' by Simon Stephens at HOME. Kate is playing Maria.

George Bukhari (2011) 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 (2011) is about to play Martin Freeman's Wife in 'The Eichmann Show' for the BBC.

Elliot Knight (2011) 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.

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