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Remembering an inspirational acting and voice teacher at the School of Theatre

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Manchester School of Art launches annual degree show celebrating the achievements and talents of graduating students

‘Falling Into Place’ celebrates work and achievements of graduating students

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Gina Jamieson

Congratulations to Gina Jamieson (2020) who is currently touring the country in TWELFTH NIGHT WITH THE THREE INCH FOOLS.

Laura Ferries

Laura Ferries (2016) has just finished filming SUMMIT FEVER (Haymarket Films).

Zak Ford-Williams

Zak Ford-Williams (2020) is to feature in new BBC One crime drama BETTER coming out next year, Zak plays the character Owen.

Alexa Morden

Congratulations to Alexa Morden (2013) whose narration of the audio book HIDDEN DEPTHS by Araminta Hall is currently available. Morden writes “it is an incredible insight into women's lives at the time and highlights issues that we are unfortunately still having to deal with today.”

Assad Zaman

Assad Zaman (2013) is set to play Rashid in the new AMC seven-episode series INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, adaptated from Anne Rice’s book.

Ashley Gerlach

Ashley Gerlach (2009) is currently playing Roger Shears in the acclaimed national theatre production of CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on its 10th anniversary tour, traveling all around the UK.

Look out for Burn Gorman as he takes on the role of Charles Bluhdorn in Paramount Plus’s new THE OFFER.

Caitlin Kaur

Congratulations to Caitlin Kaur (2020) who plays Diane Green in the BBC series SISTER BONIFACE MYSTERIES, in the episode Crimes and Miss Demeanors. Caitlin is currently performing in CALVINO NIGHTS at the Minack Theatre from 1-19th May. Directed by Mike Shepherd, his first show since Kneehigh.

Elliot Knight

Make sure to catch Elliot Knight (2011) in the new horror thriller YOUR LUCKY DAY, keep your eyes peeled because it’s coming soon.

George Bukhari

George Bukhari (2011) has just finished filming RIDLEY (ITV), playing DC Darren Lakhan and Mr Shah in BIFF, CHIP AND KIPPER (BBC). George is soon to start rehearsals playing Nibs in PETER PAN at Regent’s Park.

John Bradley

John Bradley (2010) is currently appearing as KC Houseman in the new film MOONFALL.

Luke Jerdy

Luke Jerdy (2011) is currently working on his play Y’MAM, produced at the Soho Theatre in London.

No Sebert

Amazing to see Noé Sebert performing in Speakbeat Collectives Pillowtalk Sessions titled LOVE LETTERS at The Bush Theatre.

Sarah Amankwah

Keep a look out for Sarah Amankwah (2008), playing En Sentec in The Halloween Apocalypse episode of DOCTOR WHO (BBC).

Tommy Garside

Tommy Garside (2020) appears in the new TV series THE RISING (SKY) and is currently working on THE METHODISTS where he plays the character Daz.

Yasmin Mwanza

Keep a good look out for Yasmin Mwanza (2017) with voice roles in both DYING LIGHT 2: STAY HUMAN and EXPEDITIONS: ROME.

Congratulations to Zawe Ashton (2006) as she plays Julia in the new film MR MALCOM’S LIST (Dreamscape). Zawe is also working on the new film THE MARVELS, which is set to come out in 2023.

Zora Bishop

Watch out for Zora Bishop (2011) as she plays Anoushka Shah in the TV series THE BAY. She also landed herself a role in the well-known BBC series DOCTORS as Sergeant Gemma Ramjee.

Dylan Brady

Dylan Brady (2019) is currently filming in THE DIPLOMAT (World Productions / Alibi) in Barcelona playing Carl. He recently finished RALPH AND KATIE (BBC 1) playing Danny and his episode of THE FUCKIT BUCKET (Netflix) is currently shooting in London.

Manchester School of Theatre's recent production of Linda was was the jury's selection at the Encounter Festival in the Czech Republic in March 2022, where Frankie Lipman was winner of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts’ Marta Award for Outstanding Actress of the Festival.

Research project Freelancers in the Dark has investigated the impact of the pandemic on freelance creatives in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Findings will help inform positive changes to the theatre industry

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The new home for Arts and Humanities is in the running for the 2022 RIBA North West Award

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Mother Courage is first chance for public to see inside 180-seater theatre auditorium

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Gina Jamieson

Gina Jamieson (2020) is playing Bobby in THE RAILWAY CHILDREN (directed by Hull Truck Artistic Director, Mark Babych).

Graeme Hawley (1996) will be appearing in ITV's new detective drama RIDLEY.

Amelia Isaac Jones

Amelia Isaac Jones (2021) is playing Corbie in THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART at the Manchester Royal Exchange.

Zora Bishop

Zora Bishop (2011) has recently been seen as Nasrin in ANGELA BLACK and as Sabeen Habeeb in CORONATION STREET.

Sam Black

Sam Black (2019) will be appearing as Randall in the new EXPENDABLES 4 film, directed by Scott Waugh. Sam will also returning to CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Harold Pinter Theatre in January 2022. The show will then run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.

Ashley Gerlach

Ashley Gerlach (2009) has recently been playing Pete in Hope Theatre's production of FEVER PITCH.

Helen Aluko

Helen Aluko (2012) is appearing as Christine Dakers in DALGLEISH (New Pictures / Channel 5).

Zawe Ashton (2006) can be seen as Oona in THE HANDMAID'S TALE (MGM), Julia in MR MALCOLM'S LIST (Dreamscape) and in THE MARVELS (Marvel Studios).

Sarah Amankwah

Sarah Amankwah (2008) can soon be seen in Paramount's new DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS film and a new SciFi drama for the BBC.

Zora Bishop

Zora Bishop (2011) is playing Sabeen Habeeb in CORONATION STREET (ITV) and also appeared as Nasrin in ANGELA BLACK (ITV).

John Bradley

Most recently John Bradley (2010) has played Colin Calloway in MARRY ME (Universal Pictures) with Owen Wilson and Sarah Silverman, also KC Houseman in MOONFALL (Centropolis) with Halle Berry and Donald Sutherland.

Dylan Brady

Dylan Brady (2019) is appearing as Sam in Netflix's THE A LIST .

Oliver Devoti

Oliver Devoti (2011) has recently appeared as Sam in LILY (Fenrir Films) and John Lyons in DIXIES (New Hart Films).

Caitlin Drabble

Caitlin Drabble (2014) is appearing as Rochelle Reigner in CASUALTY (BBC) and Carly in SEX EDUCATION 3 (Eleven Films/Netflix).

Alice May Feetham

Alice May Feetham (2014) has recently appeared as Deborah in I AM (Channel 4) with Gemma Chan and Vicky McClure and as Beth in BOILING POINT (Ascendant Films) with Stephen Graham.

Zak Ford-Williams

Zak Ford-Williams (2020) is appearing as Tyler in Sky's WOLFE with Babou Ceesay and is playing Young Jacob Marley and Tiny Tim in The Nottingham Playhouse's upcoming production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, which will also be moving to London in December.

Gina Fillingham

Gina Fillingham (2016) has recently appeared as Emie Hamzel in DOCTORS (BBC), Susan in season three of THE BAY (ITV) and Carol Baker in TOO CLOSE (Snowed-in Productions)

Graeme Hawley has recently played Graham in FINDING ALICE (ITV), Alan Bull in THE MALLORCA FILES (BBC), Tricky in STEPHEN (ITV) and Peter Hollins in LEATHERBIRD (Bright Pictures)

Elliot Knight

Elliot Knight (2011) will be appearing as Rizal in the film JUMP OUT from Silent D Pictures.

Alexa Morden

Alexa Morden (2013) is playing Margaret in THE WAR BELOW, a film from Vital Pictures.

Yasmin Mwanza

Yasmin Mwanza (2017) will be appearing as Fidda in Enlightened Kingdom's THE LADY OF HEAVEN, a historical drama film directed by Eli King. She has also recently appeared as Georgina Lawrence in ITV's STEPHEN.

Ntombizodwa Ndlovu

Ntombizodwa Ndlovu (2021) is playing Camae in THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall, directed by Artistic Director Roy Alexander Weise at the Manchester Royal Exchange.

Jordan Turk

Jordan Turk (2014) is appearing as Belgae in Sky's BRITTANIA.

Assad Zaman

Assad Zaman (2013) is appearing as Anish Sengupta in HOTEL PORTOFINO with Anna Chancellor, an Eagle Eye Drama for PBS/ITV1.

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New research is most detailed study of religious life during the pandemic

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Impact of COVID-19 has seen freelancers developing new skills and support networks

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Drama lecturer Dr Joshua Edelman part of team investigating effects on UK theatre

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