Paul Hilliar to appear as the lead in The Mousetrap

Paul Hilliar, graduate of the Three Year Acting Course, will appear as Detective Sergeant Trotter in one of the 2 alternating casts of The Mousetrap. Agatha Christie’s whodunnit returns to play to socially-distanced audiences on the 23rd October 2020. The 2 casts will be kept separate, in COVID-secure bubbles so that if one company has […]

Isobel Eadie joins The Crown

Isobel Eadie, graduate of the One Year Acting Course joins the cast of The Crown Series 4 on Netflix as Lady Sarah Spencer. Isobel graduated in 2017 and her current credits include Amy in short film ‘The Other Side’, Caroline in ‘The Morning After Etiquette’ and the lead Olivia in short improvised film ‘A Tale […]

The Wedding

2, 3, 4 September 5pm  5 September 1.30pm & 5pm Running Time: Max 2 Hours The Oxford School of Drama would like to invite you to an outdoor performance of a newly commissioned play, The Wedding, performed by the One-Year Acting Course graduating students. The guests gather. The vows are made. The champagne glasses are raised. But […]

Circle Game available to view on-demand until 14th August

Following three live streams last week, we have made a recording of Circle Game, performed by our graduating 3rd-year students available to view on our YouTube Channel until the 14th August. Twelve addicts are in recovery at a rehabilitation centre. From drugs to gambling, sex to exercise, the residents and the staff must navigate these complex […]

Maimuna Memon to reprise role of Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert

2015 graduate Maimuna Memon will return to Regent’s Park Open Air theatre to reprise her role as Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert. With 9 performances a week, the roles of Jesus, Judas and Mary are double-cast, and Maimuna will share the role with returning cast member Anoushka Lucas.  Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert runs from […]

OSD Graduates to perform in The Secret Love Life of Ophelia

Oxford School of Drama graduates Joe Swift and Shaofan Wilson will perform with Dame Helen Mirren in Greenwich Theatre’s online premiere of Steven Berkoff’s The Secret Love Life of Ophelia. In direct response to the current closure of theatres, this unique premiere seeks to fill in the gaps of Ophelia and Hamlet’s burgeoning love affair and […]

Circle Game

The Oxford School of Drama invites you to a live online rehearsed reading of a newly commissioned play, Circle Game, performed by their graduating 3-year acting course students. Twelve addicts are in recovery at a rehabilitation centre. From drugs to gambling, sex to exercise, the residents and the staff must navigate these complex recoveries together. […]

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Aoibhéann McCann wins the Irish Times best actress award

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The winners of this year’s Irish Times Theatre Awards were announced online this year, after the cancellation of the awards ceremony due to the Covid-19 crisis. Aoibhéann McCann has won the Irish Times best actress award for her portrayal of Blanche Dubois in the Lyric Theatre production.

A Serial Killers Guide To Life Produced By Charity Wakefield

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a serial killers guide

The Oxford School of Drama graduate Charity Wakefield has produced A Serial Killers Guide to Life. It is a female led, jet black comedy film.  Three other Oxford School of Drama graduates feature – Carys Lewis, Will Strange and Frances Millar.

Annabel Scholey returns as Nina in season 2 of BBC’s The Split

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Annabel Scholey

Annabel returns to the BBC hit drama The Split on Tuesday 11 February alongside Nicola Walker, Fiona Button, Deborah Findlay and Stephen Mangan.  The drama is set in a family legal firm specialising in divorce.  You may recognise Annabel in a very different role – as Amena in Sky’s Britannia.

Arita Sadiku in Gangs of London

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Arita Sadiku, an Oxford School of Drama graduate, has just landed a role on Radio 4’s Turnanby and is playing Leonora in Gangs of London which is going to be released this year on HBO and Sky Atlantic.

Dipo Ola is king of Monday night TV!

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Dipo Ola

Dipo starred in both ITV’s Baghdad Central and BBC2’s Inside No.9 on Monday evening at 10pm.  Baghdad Central is a new drama set in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Catherine Steadman’s new novel, Mr Nobody, is published

Catherine Steadman

Catherine Steadman

As well as being an Olivier Award-nominated actor, Catherine is forging a reputation as a best selling writer.  Following on from her debut, Something in the Water, Catherine’s latest novel is Mr Nobody, a gripping psychological thriller.  The novel is published by Penguin Random House. 

Ella Bruccoleri returns to play Sister Frances in Season 9 of Call the Midwife

Ella Bruccoleri

Ella Bruccoleri

Ella returns for a second season of the BBC’s Call the Midwife as the novice at Nonnatus House, Sister Frances. Ella, from North Yorkshire, graduated from the One Year Acting Course in 2017.  Her other professional screen roles have been in the Emmy-nominated series Genius: Picasso for National Geographic and The Last Kingdom for Netflix.

Ella Bruccoleri stars in Call the Midwife Christmas special

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Ella returns as Sister Frances in the Christmas special of BBC One’s Call the Midwife which will be broadcast at 7pm on Christmas Day. Ella joined the cast in the last season as a novice nun who makes up in enthusiasm for what she lacks in experience.