Graduate News

Just a few examples of what our graduates are up to. To find out more about individual students please visit the Graduate Pages - clicking on their photos will link you to their Spotlight or Casting Call Pro pages.

Derek Horsham as Dr Scott in Emmerdale.

Josh Varty is in Stamp for Spun Glass Productions at Zoo Southside, Edinburgh Fringe
Javier Rasero is in the TV series 50 Ways to Kill Your Lover for Thumbs Up Productions and is in Edinburigh for the Festival 2016 in Bite-Size Plays sold out run at The Pleasance.
Sharon Drain brought her 5 star one woman show Hella Granger: Superstarto the Brighton Festival 2016 and is now in Edinburgh at Sweet Grassmarket.
Nick Moon is Del Boy & Uncle Albert in Only Fools and Three Courses touring the South and West of England
Claire-Maria Fox plays Mindy in the film The Domino Effect for Proportion Productions.
Alexi Parkin is in Julius Caesar for Witness Theatre at The Warren (Brighton Fringe 16)
Cerys Knighton is in Necessity for Broken Silence Theatre and also can be seen in the Suffragette Commercial for Ancestry.
Steve Chusak is playing Paraneffer in TUT
Teresa Husher has been touring in Tell Me You Love Me for Bittersweet Theatre

Rebecca Norris & David Tremaine have developed and star in The Wedding Reception a 2-hour piece of immersive, interactive and highly improvised comedy theatre from Interactive Theatre International. Playing Edinburgh Fringe 11-23 August 2015, then a UK Tour followed by a tour of Australia February-March 2016.


Allen Watts (Graduate 2014) is in Danny Champion of the World at the Brentwood Theatre for Christmas 2014.

Javier Rasero (Graduate 2013) is in King Lear with Simon Russell Beale at the National Theatre. The production is directed by Sam Mendes and runs till the end of March 2014


Ben Tiramani (Graduate 2013) is understudying in Mojo by Jez Butterworth at The Harold Pinter Theatre West End. The production stars Rupert Grint and Ben Wishaw and runs from 26th October 2013 to 8th February 2014.

Annie Jackson, Rebecca Norris & David Tremaine are on a 6 month tour of Australia until June 2014 with Bite-Size Comedies: A la Carte. Bite-Sized has created multi-award winning theatre short play events since 2003 in the UK in Brighton, Edinburgh and the West End as well as internationally. Other graduates to work with Bite-sized are: Tegen Hitchens, Louise Fairbrother, Nicole Ollivere, Stephen Forrest and Scott Virgo (Foundation Graduate).


Laura Mason (graduate 2013) has been touring in Sleeping Beauty for Rainbow Theatre.
Nick Moon (graduate 2013) appears in the feature film Further Edd for Jumpstart Productions.

Lin Clifton in Acceptance with Billy Murray, Leslie Grantham and Crissy Rock

Matt Weyland is in Passion Play with Zoe Wanamaker at the Duke of York's, West End. This follows a three month No1 tour playing Constable Noah Topping in Dandy Dick for ATG

Marcus Taylor is in the No1 tour of The Ladykillers for Fiery Angel.
Brad Glenn in Tales from the Old Bailey BBC
Ruby Karatziola in St. George's Day Feature Film
David Tremaine in Hanover The Musical and The Treason Show for Treason Productions
Karl Kennedy-Williams playing Viktor in Fifteen for Princess Films
Jessica Laity-Jones in Doctor Faustus. The Imaginarium for Tanglehead Productions.
Robin Hannagan playing Sebastian in Twelfth Night for the Festival Shakespeare Company.
Samantha Bolter playing Edith Thompson in Hangman for Two Bins Theatre.

Hydrocracker's The New World Order from ArtsAgenda on Vimeo.

Julia Asling, Tegen Hitchens, Annie Jackson, Tamar K. Karpas, Murray Simons, Louise Taylor and Matt Weyland have been performing in the hit of Brighton Festival 2011 in Hydrocracker's The New World Order. Five short plays by Harold Pinter at Brighton Town Hall 7th-29th May.

Amra Mallassi performing in The Container Chapter Arts Cardiff June 2011 Directed by Bridget Keehan
Sofia Sanz is playing Julie in Season 2 of Roomies for MVS Television 2011
Josh Lawton is in Get Carter Directed by James Weisz Brighton Festival 2011 www.getcarter2011.co.uk
Sadao Ueda playing Chuck in the feature film Gambit with Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz. CBS Directed by Michael Hoffman.
Claire Chard and Charles Church are in Macbeth at The Scoop at More London.
Marcus Taylor is in Eric & Ernie for the BBC.

Sarah Barfoot, Jessica Laity-Jones, Laurie Cannon, Tomislav Stojanovic (Foundation), Charles Church and Ellen Capron have all been performing in Tangled Head Productions of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest at The Happy Cell. Brighton Festival 2011.

LIN Piers Thompson from piers thompson on Vimeo.

Lin Clifton stars in the film short Lin written and directed by Piers Thompson for Hector Films. The film won Best International Short at Raindance 2010 and was nominated for Best Short at BAFTA 2011.

A number of the graduates have formed Big Pants Theatre Productions a newly established Brighton Based Theatre Company, producing contemporary plays for Brighton theatre goers. Residency: The Lectern Pub, Lewes Road, Brighton. Artistic Director: Alan Perrin Founders: Paula Reid, Tessa Cushan Stephen Forrest, Aidan Stephenson, Philip Willet, Annie Jackson, Tegen Hitchens, Jessica Laity-Jones, Robin Hannagan, Murray Simon, Sascha Harman.

Laurie Cannon is in Made in Dagenham for Number 9 Films directed by Nigel Cole
Derek Horsham is in "God Dont Live On A Council Estate" with Dudley Sutton by Dean Stalham Running at the Hot Tap Theatre in New Cross.
Matt Weyland is playing Harry Grout iin the No1 UK Tour of Porridge for Calibre Productions.
Tamar K Karpas has been playing Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest at The Courtyard Theatre, London Directed by James Tobias.
Murray Simon has been touring France and the UK playing Tom in The Essence of Love by Philip Ayckbourn.
Marcus Taylor playing Dan Craven in The Philanderer at Greenwich Playhouse.
Aidan Stephenson is in When The Lilac Blooms, My Love with Judy Cornwell at the Leicester Square Theatre 14th April - 1st May 2010.
Matthew Carrington is playing Inspector Miller in the No1 UK Tour of Fatal Encounter for Ian Dickens Productions Ltd

Anastasia Anisimova, Tessa Cushan, Ocean Isoaro and Francesco Calabretta (Foundation graduate) have been performing in Before I Sleep by Dreamthinkspeak for Brighton Festival 2010.Commissioned by The Brighton Festival and inspired by Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. At the Old Co-Op Building, London Road, Brighton. Before I Sleep was the biggest selling production in the history of the Brighton Festival. Due to overwhelming popular demand it became the first show to ever extend beyond the festival. dreamthinkspeak

Katie-Anna Whiting and Rebecca Kenny in a Hallmark.co.uk personalised cards advert 2010



ACT graduate Jos Lawton stars with Brian Capron in the new feature film AMBLETON DELIGHT. The film also includes ACT graduates; Kristina Anne Howell, Samantha Bolter, Sofia Sanchez, Sadao Ueda and Kieron James.


Visit the website - Ambelton Delight

Ambleton Delight Trailer #1 from parkesproductions on Vimeo.


THE BALLAD OF A THIN MAN
By Judy Upton
Drected by Kirrie Wratten

A comedy thriller: Ian, Carrie and Jade live on a ramshackle Sussex apple farm where they have converted a barn into a recording studio.  All three dream of fame and fortune. One day a mysterious stranger arrives unannounced.  He lets slip that he is a musician who has played with all the great names in rock music. The three friends are tempted by the opportunity to change their destinies, but the enigmatic newcomer has other ideas.

'The Ballad Of A Thin Man' marks the return of Shoreham playwright Judy Upton, after the sell-out success of 'Echoes and Shadows' at the Ropetackle Centre in January 2008

Featuring ACT Graduates Ashley Veit & Miranda Morris

21-23 May Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham by Sea
Doors 7.30 pm. Show 8.00 pm Tickets £10 (£8 concessions)



Graduate Matthew Weyland has been touring the UK with Birmingham Stage Company playing Baloo in THE JUNGLE BOOK. This is Matthew's second year with BSC.

"The quality of the show is as high as the jungle tree-tops, the sets are lush and the characters and costumes enchanting. This is a top class production, a tropical cocktail of intense and comical moments, shaken and stirred with heart-stopping dangers and surprises. Don't miss your chance to grab the vine and swing into the theatre"
Telegraph




ACT Graduate Jason Chan with Anthony Andrews in The Letter (National Tour and Wyndham's Theatre, West End 2007).