Julie's Historical Documentary Nominated for a BAFTA!

Congratulations to Alpha's Julie Neubert who's historical documentary 'Elizabeth I's Secret Agents' has been nominated for a BAFTA! 

The series which aired on BBC2 has been nominated in the Specialist Factual category, more information can be found here. 

Julie played Queen Elizabeth I in the production which investigates the world's first secret service run by her spymasters Robert and William Cecil. 

We're all crossing our fingers for the BAFTA Awards on Sunday 22nd April! 

 

Jess plays Cleopatra at the Rialto Theatre

We're pleased to announce that Alpha's Jess Flood will be appearing in Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra as part of Brighton Fringe Festival. 

The production by company Unmasked Theatre is set in the 1960s and inspired by the scandalous Profumo Affair. Jess plays Cleopatra in the style of model and cabaret star Christine Keeler.  

Anthony and Cleopatra will be at the Rialto Theatre on the following dates:

Tuesday 8 May 8pm

Wednesday 9 May 8pm

Thursday 17 May 7.45

Friday 18 May 7.45

Saturday 19 May 7.45

Sunday 20 May 7.45

For more information and tickets please click here.

Adam in thriller short film to be shown at the London Independent Film Festival

Congratulations to Alpha's Adam Seigel who stars in Spiral, as it has just been announced that the short film is an official selection for this year's London Independent Film Festival

The details about Spiral remain secret until it's official premiere at the festival, but we can tell you that it is an intense thriller, and features innovative one-take shots. 

The Festival runs from April 13th-23rd and is held at the Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel. We can't wait to see Adam in action!

 

Julie in Award-Winning BBC Documentary

Congratulations to Julie Neubert who's historical documentary 'Elizabeth I's Secret Agents' has won an award!

At last night's Royal Television Society's ceremony, the program won an award in the History category. 

Julie played Queen Elizabeth I in the series which aired on BBC2 in November 2017. It investigates the secret network behind the Queen's 40-year reign and the world's first secret service run by her spymasters Robert and William Cecil. 

 

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Nic in dark comedy at VAULT Festival

Nic Lamont will be appearing in her dark comedy duo The Twins Macabre with their new show Slay at the VAULT Festival. 

In Slay, the sinister ten-year-olds siblings have been found guilty of hundreds of unimaginable murders… yet instead of being locked up, they have skyrocketted to an insane level of fame and celebrity! The duo bring their creepiness to the world of social media, reality TV and tiny handbag dogs. 
The Twins have previously featured on BBC3 and BBC R4, and been described by the Telegraph as ‘Delightfully freaky.’ 

The Twins Macabre: Slay will be at VAULT Festival on 9th and 10th March. Tickets can be found here

 

Olivia in Angels with Dirty Accents

Olivia is bringing her Northern soul to Angels with Dirty Accents at the Cockpit Theatre. 

The black comedy produced by RKID Productions which uses live music looks at the state of homelessness in our modern society.

In it, the angels are penniless, hopeless, sleeping rough in our city centres, ignored by passers-by, and waiting for their chance to get into heaven.

The production runs until February 14th. More information and tickets can be found here.

 

 

 

Jess in Arnika at the Bridewell Theatre

'Break a leg' to our Jess Flood and the cast of Arnika which opened last weekend. 

The production by Theatre Voliere is set in 1950's Alsace and uses inventive physicality and mask work. 

In it, a small rural community comes to terms with its dark years under Nazi annexation. The villagers are unsettled when a Commissaire arrives from Paris to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a young resistance fighter, and the unity of the village slowly begins to unravel.

Arnika is playing at the Bridewell Theatre until March 3rd. You can find out more information and tickets here

David's 'This Story of Yours' finishes. Reviews and pictures.

David Sayers' production of 'This Story of Yours' finished at the White Bear Theatre on Saturday. Although a gritty, dark and difficult play the reviews were excellent for all the performances and David's direction. Here are a few:

The Stage‘Sayers’ concise direction maintains pace and tension and a faintly disturbing soundtrack of period pop fused with police radio broadcasts lends an eerie sense of foreboding to an already dark piece of theatre.’

Reviews Gate: ‘David Sayers, who also directs the production, is perhaps the most brilliant player of the night. In his fear and his psychological manipulation, he manages to be pitiable, fascinating, and somehow a contender in the long mind-game between him and Johnson despite his victimhood.’

London Theatre 1: ‘Overall, a very entertaining, if at times slightly overwhelming play that held me spellbound throughout.’

London Pub Theatres: 'David Sayers (also the director) skillfully played the unctuous Kenneth Baxter, moving quickly between panicky victim to psychological manipulator.'

Londonist: 'David Sayers (Kenneth Baxter) portrays submissiveness and assertiveness in equally convincing proportions.'