Meet The Players

Meet The Players

Meet our fabulously talented cast and crew members…

ROY MOORE : Chairman, Actor, Director, Stage & Lighting Design

ROY MOORE

Chairman, Actor, Director, Stage & Lighting Design

Roy combines acting with directing, stage and lighting design. He is incredibly proud of the range of productions the Players have put on in recent years and the critical acclaim many of them have received.

ROY HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • My Sister In This House - Director
  • The Killing Of Sister George - Director
  • Daisy Pulls It Off - Director
  • Dangerous Corner - 'Charles Stanton'
  • Neville's Island - 'Neville'
  • Enchanted April - 'Mellersh Wilton'
  • Private Fears In Public Places - 'Stewart'
  • Daisy Pulls It Off - Director
  • Pack of Lies - 'Peter Kroger'
  • Good Things - 'Archie'
  • Sleeping Beauty - Director
  • The Essence of Love - 'Abdul'
JANET SWEET : Actress, Backstage Management, Group Publicity

JANET SWEET

Actress, Backstage Management, Group Publicity

Janet joined The Alexandra Players in 1978 and has played many roles, from junior heroines through middle-aged matrons to mischievous grannies. In 2012, Janet gave an outstanding and almost frighteningly life-like performance as Queen Mary in The Players' production of 'Crown Matrimonial'.  She is a valuable and much appreciated member of the group having provided Back Stage Management and support to the group over the years as well as taking responsibility for all of the groups publicity.

JANET HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Way Upstream
  • Play On
  • Haywire - 'Phoebe'
  • Dick Turpin
  • Crown Matrimonial - 'Queen Mary'
  • Daisy Pulls It Off - 'Miss Granville'
  • Good Things - 'Well dressed Woman'
  • Sleeping Beauty - 'Queen Semolina'
  • A Foot In The Door - 'May Archer'
  • We Happy Few - 'Jocelyn Thripp'
  • Cinderella: The Untold Story - 'Stepmother Bella'
  • Wyrd Sisters - 'Granny Weatherwax'
  • Cat's Cradle - 'Miss Merton'
PAMELA BEAN : Actress

PAMELA BEAN

Actress

Pamela has been a member of the group almost from the inception of The Alexandra Players and has played an assortment of characters over the years. She recreated 'Phyllis', the terrible playwright, in Play On! in 2011, a character she first played 25 years ago. During periods of 'resting' she has studied for OU qualifications and taken trips to Kenya.

PAMELA HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Play On! - 'Phyllis'
  • Enchanted April - 'Mrs Graves'
  • Sleeping Beauty - Chorus Member
  • Cinderella: The Untold Story - 'Ensemble'
KEITH HARTLEY : Actor, Director, Stage Manager

KEITH HARTLEY

Actor, Director, Stage Manager

Keith has directed, stage managed and performed in many productions since he joined The Alexandra Players in 1987. He has been a sound operator and has even assisted with building sets from time to time. In 2008, he fulfilled a life long ambition to play the Dame in pantomime and did such a wonderful job, we chose him to do it again in our most recent production of 'Sleeping Beauty'.

KEITH HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Way Upstream - 'Vince'
  • Two and Two Make Sex - 'George'
  • Murder Mistaken - 'Edward Bare'
  • Dangerous Corner - 'Robert Caplan'
  • Neville's Island - 'Roy'
  • Enchanted April - Director
  • Crown Matrimonial - 'King Edward VIII'
  • Private Fears in Public Places - 'Arthur'
  • Pack of Lies - 'Stewart'
  • Sleeping Beauty - 'Dame Goodbody'
  • A Foot In The Door - Director
  • We Happy Few - 'Reggie Pelmet' | 'William' | 'Leonard' | 'Keith' | 'Mayor'
  • Cinderella: The Untold Story - 'Nella'
  • The Flesh Game - Director
  • The Essence of Love - 'Martin'
  • Wyrd Sisters - 'Verence & Vitoller'
  • Cat's Cradle - 'Inspector Frost'
JACKIE HARTLEY : Actress, Director

JACKIE HARTLEY

Actress, Director

After a brief sojourn on stage in the very enjoyable Wyrd Sisters, Jackie returned to the Director's Chair for our recent production of Cat's Cradle. This was the fourth full play that she has directed, others being The Understanding, Good Things and We Happy Few. Following that, she played the older Paula in our production of Philip Ayckbourn's new play Time Share. Recent (or not so!) other stage appearances include The Killing of Sister George, Play On!, Private Fears in Public Places, Daisy Pulls It Off and The Sleeping Beauty.

JACKIE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Absurd Person Singular
  • Private Fears In Public Places - 'Charlotte'
  • Daisy Pulls It Off - 'Sybil Burlington'
  • Good Things - Director
  • Sleeping Beauty - 'Shout', a Herald
  • We Happy Few - Director - October 2014 in association with The RSC's Open Stages Event for 2013-2016.
  • Wyrd Sisters - 'Duchess (Lady Felmet)'
  • Cat's Cradle - Director
  • Timeshare - 'Older Paula'
  • The Memory of Water - 'Theresa'
  • Who Calls? - 'Intruder'
SUE McGEEHAN : Actress

SUE McGEEHAN

Actress

Sue joined The Alexandra Players in 1996 and over the years has turned her hand to sound, lighting, stage manager, front of house, teas as well as performing a wide range of characters in our productions.

SUE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Time of my Life
  • Gigi
  • Steel Magnolias
  • My Sister in this House
  • Gaslight
  • Stepping Out
  • David Copperfield
  • Jack and The Bean Stalk
  • Dick Whittington
  • Dick Turpin
  • Haywire - 'Mandy'
  • Enchanted April - 'Rose Arnott'
  • Daisy Pulls It Off - 'Trixie Martin'
  • Pack of Lies - 'Barbara Jackson'
  • Sleeping Beauty - 'Azuriel' (The Fairy)
  • The Flesh Game - 'Carol'
  • Wyrd Sisters - 'Magrat Garlick'
JANET DENNE : Actress, Director, Costume, Props

JANET DENNE

Actress, Director, Costume, Props

Janet joined The Alexandra Players in 2000 and has appeared in many varied roles in our productions.

JANET HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Steel Magnolias - 'M'Lynn'
  • Stepping Out - 'Mavis'
  • My Sister In This House - 'Isobel'
  • Lettuce And Lovage - 'Lottie'
  • Private Fears in Public Places - 'Imogen'
  • Murder Mistaken - Director
  • Groping for Words - Director
  • Daisy Pulls It Off - 'Alice Fitzpatrick'
  • Good Things - 'Susan Love'
  • Sleeping Beauty - 'Chorus Member' and Costume
  • We Happy Few - 'Helen Irving'
JULIETTE HARRISON : Actress, Director, Professional Photographer

JULIETTE HARRISON

Actress, Director, Professional Photographer

Juliette is a talented photographer, actor and musician. She joined The Alexandra Players in 2000 and has appeared in many of our productions. Juliette directed ‘Absurd Person Singular’ for the group in 2010 and kindly produces all of our production photos and publicity stills for each of our performances.

JULIETTE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Steel Magnolias
  • Stepping Out
  • Blithe Spirit
  • David Copperfield
  • My Sister In This House
  • Enchanted April – ‘Lotty Wilton’
  • Daisy Pulls It Off – ‘Clare Beaumont’
  • Good Things – ‘Natalie’
  • Sleeping Beauty – 'Chorus Member' and Costume
  • We Happy Few - 'Hetty Oaks'
  • The Flesh Game - 'Judith'
MARK HIGGINS : Actor, Director

MARK HIGGINS

Actor, Director

Mark joined The Alexandra Players in 2003 and directed his first production (J.B. Priestley's Dangerous Corner) for the group in 2009.

MARK HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Absurd Person Singular - 'Geoffrey'
  • Neville's Island - 'Angus'
  • Play On! - 'Saul Watson'
  • Enchanted April - 'Frederick Arnott'
  • Crown Matrimonial - 'Duke of York'
  • Private Fears In Public Places - 'Ambrose'
  • Pack of Lies - 'Bob Jackson'
  • Good Things - 'Frazer'
  • Sleeping Beauty - 'Fusspot'
  • A Foot In The Door - 'Desmond Donohoe'
  • Cinderella: The Untold Story - 'Chip'
  • Wyrd Sisters - 'Duke (Leonal Felmet)'
  • Timeshare - 'Older Eddie'
LIZ MOSS : Actress

LIZ MOSS

Actress

Liz took part in the joint Church/Players pantomime in 2004. She enjoyed her role as Fairy Godmother so much she was inspired to join the company and has acted with the Players in a number of roles. When not acting she helps backstage or with interval teas.

LIZ HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • The Killing of Sister George - 'Mrs Mercy Croft'
  • Play On! - 'Louise'
  • Crown Matrimonial - 'Mabell, Countess of Airlie'
  • Pack of Lies - 'Thelma'
  • We Happy Few - 'Lady' | 'Henrietta'
  • Wyrd Sisters -  'Mrs. Vitoller, Gumridge & Guard 2'
EMMA DALTON : Actress

EMMA DALTON

Actress

Emma joined the group in 2008 and flourishes as a talented member of the organisation. Her favourite hobbies include playing the drums, singing and art. She is also a member of the scouts.

EMMA HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Jack & The Bean Stalk
  • Dick Whittington
  • Dick Turpin
  • Daisy pulls it off – 'Winnie Irving'
  • Pack of Lies – 'Julie Jackson'
  • Sleeping Beauty – 'Princess Aurora' (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Cinderella: The Untold Story - 'Ella'
ANDREW SPENCE : Actor, Lighting Operator

ANDREW SPENCE

Actor, Lighting Operator

Andrew has been a constant presence within the group since 2011 and as well as having appeared in a number of productions, has also contributed by assisting with lighting for one or two of their performances.

ANDREW HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Neville's Island - Lighting Operator
  • Daisy Pulls It Off - Lighting Operator
  • Pack of Lies - Lighting Operator
  • Good Things - 'Scruffy Little Man'
  • Sleeping Beauty - 'Ghost' and Chorus Member
  • A Foot In The Door - Additional Voice
  • We Happy Few - 'Bert'
  • Cinderella: The Untold Story - 'Assistant'
  • Wyrd Sisters - '2nd Soldier & Guard 1'
ROSE BAYLEY : Actress

ROSE BAYLEY

Actress

Rose was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and has been involved in drama since she was in secondary school. She studied Drama through J.C.E. in Johannesburg with Professor Bud Castleman, a Shakespearian Actor and has even been involved in a few film and television projects appearing as an Extra. In 1998, she put her acting career on hold to get married and build a home with her husband Steven. In 2010, Rose became a member of the ‘Henley Performing Arts’ group just outside of Johannesburg. She remained with them for a year before immigrating to the UK in 2011 where she joined The Alexandra Players.

ROSE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Crown Matrimonial - 'Young Queen Mother'
  • Daisy Pulls It Off - 'Belinda Matheson'
  • Pack of Lies - 'Sally'
  • Good Things - 'Scotch Doris'
  • Sleeping Beauty (panto) - 'Carabosse'
  • We Happy Few - 'Flora Pelmet'
  • Cinderella: The Untold Story - 'O'Reilly'
  • Wyrd Sisters - 'Nanny Ogg'
  • Cat's Cradle - 'Peggy Fletcher'
  • Timeshare - 'Marina'
ROSALIND DALTON : Actress

ROSALIND DALTON

Actress

Rosalind has over 30 years of experience in Amateur Theatre, largely in operettas with the Ferrier Operatic Society. Having appeared in many musicals including 'Iolanthe', 'The Gondoliers', 'HMS Pinafore' and 'Trial by Jury' - all operettas by Gilbert & Sullivan, Ros made her return to dramatic theatre in 2013 and is also a member of the Blackheath Rock Choir.

ROSALIND HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Jack & The Bean Stalk
  • Dick Whittington
  • Dick Turpin
  • Daisy pulls it off – 'Miss Gibson'
  • Good things – 'Cheryl' (Policewoman)
  • Sleeping Beauty - Chorus
  • We Happy Few - 'Maureen' | 'Sharon'
  • The Flesh Game - 'Jane'
LOUISE GAUL : Actress, Assistant Director, Website Manager & Social Media Administrator

LOUISE GAUL

Actress, Assistant Director, Website Manager & Social Media Administrator

Having performed in various shows and school assembly’s throughout her childhood, Louise’s love of performing truly began in her final year at Primary School when she was cast in the role of ‘Baloo’ for a production of “The Jungle Book”. She later studied Drama at secondary school and then Media Studies for A’level which ignited a passion within for everything that happens behind the scenes in the entertainments industry. In 2012, Louise decided to revisit her love of acting and discovered The Alexandra Players via Twitter. Louise thoroughly enjoys being a member of the group, so much so that she has even taken over responsibility for maintaining our website, social media pages and designing our publicity material! Phew!

Welcoming the opportunity to work alongside Director, Keith Hartley on TIMESHARE, Louise enjoyed learning about all the different aspects that go into putting a production together - from the very early stages of planning and scheduling through to accumulating props, handling publicity and learning how to making futuristic costumes! She loves being able to express her ideas creatively and collectively among'st the group and has learnt a lot, fueling further ambitions to direct and even write a play herself one day in the future.

LOUISE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Daisy Pull's It Off - 'Monica Smithers'
  • Pack of Lies - 'Helen Kroger'
  • Good Things - 'Marjorie'
  • Sleeping Beauty – 'Bawl'
  • A Foot In The Door - 'Jilly Jordan'
  • We Happy Few - 'Charlotte (Charlie) Peters'
  • The Flesh Game - 'Sandra'
  • The Essence of Love - 'Diana'
  • Wyrd Sisters - 'Robber 1 & Witch 1, 2 & 3'
  • Cat's Cradle - 'Pamela Fulton'
  • Timeshare - Co-Director
  • The Memory of Water - 'Catherine'
BENNETT LAU : Actor

BENNETT LAU

Actor

Raised in Cornwall and starred in his first play The Boy Who Cried Wolf at the tender age of 7. Bennett went on to study GCSE Drama and after several small productions with the university rep company, his stage career tragically laid dormant for many years. A Foot In The Door will be Bennett's first production with the Alexandra Player's, and he is delighted to be working with such a dedicated and professional group!

BENNETT HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • A Foot In The Door - 'Warren Wallis'
  • Cat's Cradle - 'Bob Marriott'
BETHANY DENNE : Actress

BETHANY DENNE

Actress

Bio coming soon!

BETHANY HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Daisy Pull's It Off - 'Dora Johnston'
  • Sleeping Beauty - 'Child in the castle'
  • Cinderella: The Untold Story - 'Little Mermaid'
DAISY VEACOCK : Actress

DAISY VEACOCK

Actress

Wyrd Sisters is the 5th Alexandra Players production that 12 year old Daisy has been involved in, she has been very happy to play multiple parts & really enjoyed the script. This summer Daisy was in Annie in the West End, and in November she plays the part of Gonzalo in The Tempest for School's Shakespeare. Daisy also enters dance and singing competitions this Autumn, and sings open mic at the Tudor Barns regularly.

DAISY HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Daisy Pull's It Off - 'Young Daisy'
  • Sleeping Beauty - 'Child in the castle'
  • We Happy Few - 'Club Performer'
  • Cinderella: The Untold Story - 'Fake Cinderella'
  • Wyrd Sisters - 'Demon, Wimsloe, Player (Scene 19) & Robber 2 & 3'
FIONA VEACOCK : Actress

FIONA VEACOCK

Actress

Bio coming soon!

SARAH HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Sleeping Beauty - Ensemble
  • Cinderella: The Untold Story - 'Fake Fairy Godmother'
RUBY VEACOCK : Actress

RUBY VEACOCK

Actress

Bio coming soon!

RUBY HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Daisy Pull's It Off - 'Girl'
  • Sleeping Beauty - 'Child in the castle'
  • Cinderella: The Untold Story - 'Snow White'
CLARE SWEETAPPLE : Actress, Director, Backstage Props & Assistant Stage Manager

CLARE SWEETAPPLE

Actress, Director, Backstage Props & Assistant Stage Manager

Clare joined the Alexandra Players in March 2014 with no stage experience at all. Since then she has gone on to perform on stage, work behind the scenes, turn her hand to upholstery, costume making and also seek out some rather unusual props; when she is not doing all of this you may find her serving teas or even speak to her when booking your tickets by phone. Clare is extremely proud of her Directing debut when the Players performed Stephen Briggs’ adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s “Wyrd Sisters” and she hopes to be the Director again very soon.

CLARE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • A Foot In The Door - Backstage Props & Assistant Stage Manager
  • We Happy Few - 'Gertrude Rosenbaum'
  • The Flesh Game - 'Pauline'
  • Wyrd Sisters - Director
  • The Flint Street Nativity – “Wise (Jess) Gold”
  • The Memory of Water – Props & Refreshments
MARK FOULDS : Actor

MARK FOULDS

Actor

Before joining The Alexandra Players, Mark's last big acting role was the lead Shepard at his school's nativity!  Mark has always loved performing and has spent the intermittent years as a percussionist in a variety of different bands and music styles, including folk, rock, ska, and soca reggae.  He has played in varied locations such as Glastonbury, Leicester Carnival, Trance parties and even Battersea Power Station.  Mark will always be ready to bore anyone with his other great love; Motorcycling.  He is a qualified advanced rider and advanced motorcycle instructor.

MARK HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Cinderella: The Untold Story - 'Della'
  • Wyrd Sisters - 'Tomjon, Sargeant & Peasant'
  • Cat's Cradle - 'Sam'
EMILY GILHAM : Actress / Make Up / Backstage

EMILY GILHAM

Actress / Make Up / Backstage

Emily's love for acting and all things theatre started at the age of 7 when she was given the role of 'narrator 8' in her school's nativity. In 2014 she found the Alexandra Players who welcomed her with open arms and whom she fell in love with! Since this time, she has gained a GCSE in drama and her love for theatre has grown even more. She is very keen to play bigger roles and start developing as an actress, with the help of her directors and fellow Players.

EMILY HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Cinderella: The Untold Story - Ensemble Member
  • Wyrd Sisters - Backstage, Props & Make-up
  • Timeshare - Make-up
  • The Flint Street Nativity - 'Gabriel'
JASON JAMES : Actor

JASON JAMES

Actor

Jason is a trained actor who trained at The BRIT School and Drama School Bretton Hall where he acquired his BA Honours Degree in Acting studying at Bretton Hall (The University of Leeds). Jason has acted since a young age and is also a competent singer songwriter and dancer with his own Synth Pop album out on iTunes ’The Knight of Light’. Jason has also directed his own self written piece ‘Rouge'.  Jason has played numerous roles in both classical pieces (Henry IV Part 1 & A Midsummer Night's Dream) and contemporary plays (Road, Crave) along with various devised originals. Jason has also taken part in some short films/musicals and is actively pursuing acting as his main profession.

JASON HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • The Essence of Love - 'Tom'
  • Wyrd Sisters - 'The Fool'
MARK WALKER : Actor

MARK WALKER

Actor

A computer programmer by trade, Mark hadn't appeared on stage since playing Dracula in a sixth form production of The Dracula Spectacular in 1993. As part of his mid-life crisis, (and trying to recapture his youth), he joined the Alexandra Players as part of the cast for Wyrd Sisters. Mark is thoroughly enjoying his time with the Players so far, and is keen to appear in future productions.

MARK HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Wyrd Sisters - 'Hwel, Guard 3 & Bowman'
  • Cat's Cradle - 'Sir Charles Cresswell'
  • Timeshare - 'Young Eddie'
ELIZABETH TODD : Actress/Backstage

ELIZABETH TODD

Actress/Backstage

ELIZABETH HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Wyrd Sisters - '1st Soldier/Props/Backstage'
DAVID HAWKETT : Lighting & Sound Design

DAVID HAWKETT

Lighting & Sound Design

David has had an interest in back-stage work since he was a teenager, and spent many of his student days in his university's theatre on both amateur and professional shows. Now retired, he's enjoying picking up where he left off forty-something years ago.

"The best bit about Am Dram is when it all comes together: actors, set, props, costumes, front-of-house, sound, lights - and, most important, the audience", he says.

LEE COPP : Production Coordinator, Actor, Director

LEE COPP

Production Coordinator, Actor, Director

Joining the Alexandra Players in the autumn of 2015, Lee greatly enjoys being part of this amateur dramatics group and hopes to direct again, as well as continuing to act - when he passes the next audition!

LEE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Cat's Cradle - Production Coordinator
  • Timeshare - 'Miguel'
  • Flint Street  Nativity - 'Herod' & 'Joseph'
  • Memory of Water - Director
KATIE MELANI CLEANTHOUS : Actress, Stage Manager, Camera Assistant

KATIE MELANI CLEANTHOUS

Actress, Stage Manager, Camera Assistant

Katie grew up in Paignton, a small town in Devon, where she did her A-Levels, one of which was in Drama, before she came to London to study Drama at the University of Greenwich where she not only gained more on stage experience but also further behind the stage experience including stage management, sound and lighting. Katie went on to perform in the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. Katie is also a freelance camera assistant. Katie was the Stage Manager for the Alexandra Players last production of Cat's Cradle by Leslie Sands.

KATIE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS:

  • Cat's Cradle - Stage Management
  • Timeshare - 'Young Paula'
ROBERT HAMES : Set Design and Contruction, Front of House Manager

ROBERT HAMES

Set Design and Contruction, Front of House Manager

Robert designed an outstanding set for 'Daisy Pulls It Off' and then had to put his skills to good use, building a set which included a living room, kitchen, hall and staircase for 'Pack of Lies'. His next project included creating the interior set of a charity shop for 'Good Things' in 2013 and most recently (collaboratively with David Townsend) provided a fabulous array of sets for the Pantomime, 'Sleeping Beauty'. Described as a "Jack of all trades", The Alexandra Players would be lost without him!

DAVE TOWNSEND : Set Design and Contruction

DAVE TOWNSEND

Set Design and Contruction

The man with all the clever ideas who creates the magic! Dave is well known amongst amateur groups in the Borough having provided many wonderful sets for plays and pantomimes that have been performed over the years. David's work drew gasps from audiences that attended our most recent production of 'Sleeping Beauty'. We really are very lucky to have him and Robert on board.

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