Freddy Carter chosen as one of Decider’s 11 Rising Stars to Watch For in 2021

Freddy Carter has been picked as one of Decider’s 11 Rising Stars to Watch For in 2021. Freddy, who graduated in 2015, will be appearing in the eagerly anticipated upcoming Netflix series Shadow and Bone, playing Kaz Brekker. Shadow and Bone is based on the book series by Leigh Bardugo.  Read more about Decider’s 11 […]

Richard Gadd’s Baby Reindeer to be adapted in Netflix Series

Following his Olivier Award triumph, Richard Gadd’s Baby Reindeer will be made into a brand new Netflix series. The eight-episode series will be based on his experiences as a stalking victim and Richard will both star in and write the series.  The play had sell out-runs in Edinburgh and at the Bush Theatre and, prior […]

Multiple nominations for County Lines, produced by Victoria Bavister

County Lines, produced by graduate Victoria Bavister has received two nominations in the London Critics Circle Awards for British Breakthrough Director of the Year and Young British/Irish Performer – Conrad Khan.  Victoria herself is recognised on the BIFA New Talent longlist for Breakthrough Producer, alongside further nominations for the film in the Debut Director and […]

Georgina Sowerby Appointed as Head of Acting

The Oxford School of Drama is pleased to announce the appointment of Georgina Sowerby as the school’s Head of Acting. This is a new, senior artistic post and Georgina will lead the acting faculty as well as working alongside the Senior Management Team on the strategic development and management of the School. She will take […]

Chloe Lemonius to play Dorothy in Creation Theatre’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

2020 graduate Chloe Lemonius will make her professional acting debut in Creation Theatre’s Christmas show The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The award-winning Creation Theatre have become know for their technical theatre wizardry this year and will present an ambitious live version of the class that can be streamed around the world beginning on 19 Dec. […]

Richard Gadd’s Olivier Triumph

Richard Gadd triumphed at the 2020 Olivier Awards, winning Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre category for his one-man play Baby Reindeer. The play, which Richard also starred in, recounts his chilling experience as a victim of stalking. It had sell out-runs in Edinburgh and at the Bush Theatre and, prior to the pandemic, was due […]

Celyn Jones to make feature directorial debut

Celyn Jones will co-direct The Almond and The Seahorse with Oscar nominated cinematographer Tom Stern. Celyn has also co-written the screenplay and will reprise his role from the stage version. The film, which also stars Rebel Wilson and Janet McTeer, will follow two couples where one partner has survived a traumatic brain injury, exploring how […]

Tanya Reynolds unveiled as one of Screen International’s 2020 Stars of Tomorrow

Tanya Reynolds has been selected as one of Screen International’s 2020 Stars of Tomorrow, its annual eagerly anticipated talent showcase. Screen International has an excellent track record of spotting early talent with alumni including Jodie Comer, Daniel Kaluuya and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Tanya graduated from the One Year Acting Course in 2015 and is best know […]

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



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

a serial killers guide

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

Annabel Scholey

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.