Corner Theatre

HEADLINES 2011 CAST  Headlines, Nov29th-Dec3rd 2011


JasoJason gained a degree in Civil Engineering before studying drama at Leeds University.  Credits include:  Silent Witness(BBC), Casualty(BBC), The Bill(Talkback), Dream Team(Hewland), The lighthouse keeper(Storm Pictures), Walk away and I stumble(Granada), coupling(BBC), The memory of water(Barons Court), Hamp(Tristian Bates).  Jason is a very active sportsman and a qualified mountaineering instructor.


I ha I've been blessed with the opportunity to take part in various wonderful creations ranging from Radio Drama, Theatre and Film.  These include:  “Confetti” short film, highlighting the subject of abuse, “Seasoned”  dramatised poetry, theme which illustrates the subject of survival  through the most basic human need, love.  The love I have for stepping into a character visualised or imagined, giving that character life, animation, purpose, a reason and ultimately a voice is an activity beyond compare.  To date, I am especially proud about being given the part of “Nanny of the Maroons” which became a serialised drama for Radio 4 afternoon play.  Just like a good wine my endeavour is to improve with age.  With God’s help and the support of family and friends I might just get there.       

W   "Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade, with it, it becomes creation

                                                                                          Bette Davis


LouiLouise trained in Musical Theatre at KSA Performing Arts.  She has most recently appeared in Bristol Encounters International Film Festival in the short film My Dream/My Reality as part of the Best of the South West category.  Louise spent the summer performing in a gender reversed production of Julius Caesar which ran in Bristol and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  She takes great pride in performing in local venues where she was first inspired to pursue an acting career.


Eliz Elizabeth trained at the Bristol Old Vic Youth Theatre and the Drama Centre London. She has recently appeared in the V&A Museum with Roughhouse Theatre doing Chekov shorts and was shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum, November 2011.


After post-graduate training as a mature student at Morley College Theatre School in the ‘70s, Ian put his professional career on the back burner in order to spend more time with his family and his day job but built up a large portfolio of TV and commercial appearances as well as leads for a leading community theatre in the Bristol area. Now back in the business with a vengeance: in Simon Harvey-William’s Final Call in Eddie King’s non-refundable tour of lost souls (Tobacco Factory, 2009); Thomas Stanley, Earl of Derby, in Tristan Darby’s acclaimed Richard III (Alma Tavern, 2009); Darkstuff Productions’ Tales from the Crypt and HitchinVideo’s Low Life (2011); December 3rd-7th (next week), Jacob Marley and ghosts past, present and future in Darkstuff Productions’ Christmas Carol at Windmill Hill City Farm, Bedminster.


MegMeghan Leslie is originally from San Diego, California and has worked in the theatre in San Francisco, New York, London and Edinburgh. Favourite credits include: The Taming of the Shrew (Bianca), Odd & Abandoned (Miss Phillips), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), The Shadow Box (Beverly), and The Assassination of Paris Hilton (Kaitlin) Meghan can be seen every other Tuesday at the Wardrobe Theatre in Closer Each Day, An Improvised Soap Opera. She is a new resident of Bristol and is enjoying becoming a part of such a lovely theatre community.


Joh  John is an actor and writer from North Somerset. His recent theatre credits include Richard III (Theatre Raconteurs), Edward II (Berkeley and Warwick Castle) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Playing Up). He is a regular performer with the improv comedy group Off the Cuff and the Wardrobe Theatre’s improvised soap opera Closer Each Day . He wrote and directed the comedy drama series Mantelpiece Theatre presents… for BBC Radio Gloucestershire.


Ale Alexis is a 2011 graduate of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s International program and is thrilled to make her UK debut with Corner Theatre’s Headlines.  She was last seen in BOVTS Pride and Prejudice as Kitty Bennet.  Previous credits in Canada include Pat Watson in John/Yoko Bed Piece, Constance in The Madwoman of Chaillot and the title role in Lysistrata.  With her own company, The Black Hand Theatre Collective (2005-2009), she has toured to Prague with Blow This Popsicle Stand and Istanbul with Artstetten, a devised piece about WWI. 


Dee Dee Sadler Trained at The Drama Centre, in London.  Theatre credits include: Bristol Old Vic Studio - Two Noble Kinsmen, Blue Heart, Far Away, Shang-a-Lang,My Green Your Grey, Viral Sutra, Sucking on the Pips, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory - King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Angelhair Productions - Blavatsky’s Tower, Something for Xmas, Knock Twice for Yes. The Brewery - Eddie King (Tour) Cheltenham Everyman Theatre - The Trojan Women, Breathing Corpses. Theatre West - Showing the Monster, A Kind of Alaska, Metal Remains, Pool Party, The Voice that Kept Silent, Eggshell Blues, Holding Hands with Angels. The Rondo - Playhouse Creatures. Harrogate Theatre - The Three Musketeers (tour), Dick Whittington. T.V appearances include: No Place Like Home, Travelling man, Dr Who, Casualty, The Bill, Wycliffe, Pie in the Sky, Peak Practice, All creatures Great and Small, Ultraviolet.


Joe Joe graduated from university in 2009 and has since been working as an actor in both Bristol and London in theatre, film and radio productions. A strong and diverse performer he has appeared in recent productions by City Chameleon, Myrtle Theatre Company, Theatre West and Suspended Films. He has also appeared in recent advert for Samsung Galaxy Mobile. He hopes to forge a strong and established career in the performance industry by working with all forms of performance and giving his 100% to achieve the best. After Headlines 2011, Joe will be in SleepDog's production of the Morpeth Carol at the Bristol Old Vic theatre.


AlicAlice Maria Sparey, was born and grew up in Bristol. Growing up, she found her talent in singing at the age of 8, and was subsequently banned from talent shows at the school, as it was unfair on the other children competing.  While still less than a decade old, she had her first singing lesson, and has continued to practice and improve as the years have gone on.  Being classically trained vocally, and 4 years of training in musical theatre have helped Alice become the singer and actress that she is today.  Her voice adapts, varying in style from jazz and soul, to classical opera.  She has been in shows up and down the country, playing characters from Cinderella to a Jewish Holocaust Victim. Genres from comedy to tragedy, and beautiful romantic scenes, to dark sinister roles.


SAVAGE IN LIMBO CAST   Savage in Limbo, Apr7th-10th 2010

PETA DENNIS (April White)

Works as a freelance Actress, Singer and Voice-over artist in Bristol and beyond.  She is a member of Instant Wit, a comedy improvisation troop and on top of this she runs Real ACTion Roleplay, a company that provides professional actors for corporate training, interviewing and assessments.  Peta also works as a partner for The Actor Factory, a corporate entertainment company, writing and performing in Murder Mysteries, singing at themed events and generally having a right ol’ laf!  She can also be seen touring schools and theatres in the southwest with Creaking Door and Rainbow Theatre. She is absolutely delighted to get her teeth into something new and play a part of Corner Theatre’s debut in Bristol.

 CHARLOTTE ELLIS (Denise Savage) 

Charlotte is a professional actress based in Bristol . She trained at The London Academy of  Music and Dramatic Art and Circomedia and has worked with many local professionals including, Heather Williams, Sara Davis, Mark Smalley, Caroline Hunt, Sally Cookson and Sharon Clarke. Her work includes A Doll's House (The Alma),  Breathing Corpses (The Cheltenham Everyman -winner of Venue's Play of the Year award 2007) , House of Letitia Smith (The Tobacco Factory) and Rinsed (The Bristol Old Vic).  Work for BBC Radio Four includes University of Lies,  Flesh, Repossessions in Sun and The Rabbit House (shortlisted for the  2009 BBC Norman Beaton Fellowship Award in Radio Drama). Much of  her experience includes a huge interest in New Writing. She took part in New Writing evening Eddie Kings Non-refundable Tour of Lost Souls at The Tobacco Factory with local writer Dominic Rowe. Their piece,  Crying Out Loud  was highlighted by Venue magazine as ".. a miniature tour de force" and the Tobacco Factory have now commissioned the event so watch out for return of Eddie King this August!   She is Artistic Director of Edible Theatre theatre andproduced Dominic Rowe'sA Great Undertaking in Little America (The Alma, The White Bear – London and the Cheltenham Everyman Studio) and received a quartet of 4 star reviews.  Charlotte is also a workshop assistant/leader and has worked with many theatre company’s for children, young people and undergraduates including Playbox, Rainbow Theatre, Creaking Door, Myrtle Theatre, The Kingswood Foundation, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol University and U.W.E. 



Has most recently appeared as Rivers in Theatre Raconteurs’ Richard III, here in Bristol. U.S. Credits  include; American Conservatory Theatre’s productions of Philistines, Good Breeding, Little Shop of Horrors, Romeo and Juliet, Overruled, Ubu Roi, La Ronde, Our Lady of 121 St., The Wreck on the Five-Twenty Five,The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden, And A Christmas Carol, in San Francisco, California. Additional theatre credits include Translations, Life’s a Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Pentecost, Specter and the U.S. West Coast premiere of Jose Rivera’s Giants Have Us in Their Books. Philip holds a B.F.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and an M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theatre.  

 ELLIS J. WELLS (Murk)    

Training: Iowa State University

Previous theatre roles include: Christopher Wren in the Mousetrap (the theater barn), Valentine Coverly in Arcadia (phare play productions), Mason Marzac in Take Me Out (stagewest theatre) and Konstantine in the Seagull (the cotswold players).

ALICE WRENCH (Linda Rotunda)

Trained in Method Acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York in 2005 before returning to England to study Drama and Theatre studies at The University of Exeter. In 2007 She Co-founded InTents Theatre and with them has written, devised and performed all of their productions including the site specific ‘Exeter nativity surprise’ and ‘The Ultimate collection’ which toured Uk summer festivals in summer 2009.