Alumni Spread Festive Cheer in Bristol & Bath

Published on:
21st December 2023

From lighting design to stage management, technicians and title roles, our alumni have been spreading festive cheer across the region to audiences young and old. If you’re lucky, you might still be able to grab a ticket for performances well into the new year!  Without further ado, here’s what you’ve been up to…

Oliver Twist at Tobacco Factory Theatres
Lydia Cook – Assistant Director – MA Directing, 2023
Chris Swain – Lighting Designer – Two-year Stage Management, 2006
Robert Turton – TFT Technician – FdA Stage Management, 2018
Tom Pitcher – TFT Technician – BA Stage Management, 2018

Peter Pan at Hippodrome
Victoria Rose – SM Team – FdA Production Arts (Stage), 2020
Miranda Sellers – Stage LX – BA Production Arts, 2022
Jacob Clear – Stage Crew – BA Production Arts, 2024

Arabian Nights at Bristol Old Vic
Samuel Wilde – Puppetry Designer – MA Design, 2015 (also at Wardrobe Theatre)
Kimberley Towler – Company Stage Manager – BA Professional Stage Management, 2011
Summer York – Costume Team – FdA Costume, 2021
Angelica Robinson – Costume Team – BA Costume, 2023
Current BOVTS students Joe Collins, Blue Harrison and Tom Barge

Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles by Red Rope Theatre, at Arnos Vale Cemetry
Matt Grinter – Adapter and Writer – MA Drama Directing, 2011
Danann McAleer – Cast – FdA Professional Acting, 2016
Patrick McAndrew – Cast – BA Professional Acting, 2022 (pictured above)
Elliot Chapman – Cast – FdA Professional Acting, 2012 (pictured above)
Rhiannon Binnington – Designer – MA Performance Design, 2023
Abigail Manard – Assistant Designer – MA Performance Design, 2023
Roisin McCay-Hines – Director – MA Drama Directing, 2023
Lydia Morgan – Technician – BA Production Arts, 2023

Wendy: A Peter Pan Story at The Egg (Theatre Royal Bath)
Anisha Fields – Designer – MA Performance Design, 2017
Charlotte Cook – Associate Designer – MA Performance Design, 2017

Midnight Mole, and Snow Mouse, both at The Egg (Theatre Royal Bath)
Nik Partridge – Director – MA Directing, 2013

Bristol Beacon’s reopening, Trip the Light Fantastic by Paraorchestra
Jen Roxburgh – Lighting Designer – BA Stage Management, 2014

Have we missed anyone? Get in touch by dropping us a line at [email protected].

Photo credit: Red Rope Theatre / Craig Fuller (BA Acting, 2014)
One of my favourite parts about BOVTS is that it feels ‘homegrown’. From the set to the costume, lighting, acting and sound, every single aspect of a theatre production or film is down to the students. The location of Clifton is so serene and the School being so small everyone knows each other and it feels so personal and special. Violet Morris, BA Professional Acting Student