Durham Student Theatre has had some amazing alumni who have gone on to flourish in the theatre and arts industry.

Check out just some of our fantastic alumni, and see what they’re up to now!


Nish Kumar

Stand-up comedian, actor, radio presenter and internationally famed meme, Nish Kumar is host of The Mash Report on BBC Two and appeared in a number of other shows such as Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You and QI. He’s performed his critically acclaimed shows all over the world, and he co-hosted a Netflix series with comedian Joel Dommett Joel & Nish vs The World.

Charlotte Riley

A Durham local and graduate, Charlotte Riley is a screen and stage actor. Her credits include Peaky Blinders, London Has Fallen, King Charles III, and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

Nick Mohammed

Nick Mohammed is a comedian, writer and actor. His latest credits include the voice of ‘Piglet’ in Christopher Robin, and appeared in The Job Lot and Uncle. His latest Edinburgh Fringe show Mr Swallow and The Vanishing Elephant received 5 stars and critical acclaim.

Tom Neenan

Tom Neenan is a comedian, writer, performer and actor. He wrote and performed the Edinburgh Fringe show It’s Always Infinity. He is also a writer for The Mash Report, The News Quiz, The Last Leg and more.

Ed Gamble

A stand-up comedian, actor and writer, Ed Gamble has appeared on Mock The Week and starred in Almost Royal. He also co-presents the podcast The Peacock and Gamble Podcast.

Stevie Martin

A journalist and lifestyle writer, comedian and podcast co-host, Stevie Martin is a DST alumni with an impressive resume. She’s been published in The Guardian, Elle and Cosmopolitan amongst other publications. A part of the sketch comedy troupe Massive Dad, she had her first Edinburgh Fringe show, Stevie Martin: Vol. 1, in 2018.

Jeremy Vine

Jeremy Vine is a broadcaster, presenter and journalist with his own BBC Radio 2 show. He’s also the presenter of Eggheads and his own talk show on Channel 5.

Matt Barber

Matt Barber is an actor who is known for being on Downton Abbey on the small screen, and a prolific stage presence. His credits include Pygmalion at The Old Vic, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the Haymarket Theatre.

Alex Macqueen

Alex Macqueen is an actor, whose most notable roles include The Inbetweeners, Holby City, The Thick Of It, Peep Show and Peaky Blinders. He has also voiced a number of characters in Doctor Who audio stories by Big Finish.

Other Alumni

Hannah Azuonye                                                                  Actor in Girl from the North Country, Thick Skin, Things I Will Not Miss.

Howard Stableford
Television and radio presenter.

Catrin Powell
Theatre consultant & venue designer

Kirsten Buckmaster
Deputy stage manager, assistant stage manager.

Ellie Gauge
Director, assistant producer.

Olivia Race
Theatre-maker, director, actor, producer.

Arthur Bostrom
Actor, voiceover artist, life coach, geographer.