What are our Alumni up to?
Bronwyn James in Hangmen
ALRA Alumna Bronwyn James was signed with Tim Scott Personal Management immediately after finishing training – within 1 month of being signed, she landed a role in the Royal Court production of Hangmen with other critically acclaimed actors such as Reece Shearsmith, Simon Rouse, John Hodgkinson and Sally Rogers.
After only one fantastically successful month at the Royal Court, the show including Bronwyn transferred to the West End and Wyndham’s Theatre where it is still currently running and continuing to garner four and five star reviews. Read the reviews here
Ryan Gilmartin in A Christmas Carol and Sleeping Beauty
Ryan was recently touring two T.I.E plays around primary and secondary schools in the Greater Manchester area with The Manchester Actors Company, namely A Christmas Carol and Sleeping Beauty. He played Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol and Dame Shirley Bucket in their short pantomime Sleeping Beauty.
Grace Cordell in The Crucible
Grace signed with Avenue Literary and Talent Management straight from an ALRA Showcase. Within a month of being signed, Grace won a role in Manchester Royal Exchange’s production of The Crucible playing Abigail’s friend Susannah Walcott, who takes part in the trials by accusing others of witchcraft.
Grace is continuing her hard work at The Royal Exchange, Manchester as chaperone/understudy for a blind actress in their current production of Into the Woods.
Ryan Clayton in The Box of Tricks
Ryan went straight into working for Pagelight Productions on their tour of the play The Box of Tricks - co-written by Stephen M Hornby and Ric Brady and directed by Helen Parry. Read more about the show here
You’ve had a cast change. How has that affected the play?
I had the pleasure of seeing the excellent final year shows of the ALRA students. ALRA standards are very high and so everyone on stage was great, but a couple stood out, one of whom was Ryan Clayton. Ryan brings a whole new energy to the part and makes lots of different choices to those that the original Karl made.