Eight Poster


An absolute meat grinder of sociocultural trigger points. It's like being massaged by death, only to come out feeling rather more alive than you did before




 - Charles Nicholson

Sound and Lighting

 - Clifford Dowding


Charles Nicholson Profile

Charles Nicholson

Charles is the Director but also an actor and writer who is currently finishing his MA in Text & Performance with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts & Birkbeck College. His credits at RADA include “Flesh” and “Error_404!” in which he was both co-writer and performer.

Jack Roper Profile

Jack Roper

Jack has been acting since he was very young, first appearing in ‘An Inspector Calls’ alongside his father David Roper. Having never studied drama, though he did study directing and film production at Bournemouth Film School, he won Best Actor for his role in the short film ‘Coming To Light’.

Georgia Alexandra Profile

Georgia Alexandra

Georgia Alexandra is a recent BA (Hons) Acting graduate from Arts University Bournemouth where she trained for both theatre and screen. During her time at AUB she appeared as Lady Helena in The Gut Girls by Sarah Daniels and took great pleasure in playing Shakespeares well-known fool Dogberry in an all-female immersive production of Much Ado About Nothing directed by Aileen Gonsalves.
Georgia also has a great enthusiasm for writing and creating new work.

Katina Thomas Profile

Katina Thomas

Katina, a 25 year old actress based in Newhaven and Brighton graduated from ACT Brighton in 2020 and is represented by Lucinda Leon Management. Most notably, she was in the sci-fi short film The Offer (2021) by Nick Lazar which gained great attention in the European short film festival circuit and was screened at the Kennedy Centre in Washington.

Lisa Fairfield Profile

Lisa Fairfield

Lisa Fairfield graduated in 2007 from the ACT (Academy Creative Training) in Brighton. Credits include: Theresa in Memory of Water (Ignite Theatre) Mary McGinty in 'Once a Catholic' (Brighton Pavillion) Cynthia in 'The Real Inspector Hound' (Lewes Theatre) 'Tell someone who cares' (Sally Bennis Theatre, Brighton) 'The Monologues' (White Room Theatre) 'Bite Size Plays' ((Argus Angel Award, Best Brighton Fringe Event 2008) which received 5 star reviews and a fringe first nomination at the Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh Festival 2009) Catherine Blake 'In Lambeth' (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough) Donna in 'Kvetch' (BMC, Brighton Festival) Una in Blackbird (The Marlborough, Brighton Festival)

Dan Cox Profile

Dan Cox

Daniel has trained for 3 years at Identity School of Acting in London and has recently graduated from Arts University Bournemouth where he continued his acting journey. He has been in many theatre productions on the south coast as well as short and feature films. Aside from acting himself Daniel also teaches at his local Stagecoach inspiring new generations with the joys of performing.

He is very excited to be working with Ignite Theatre and to be performing at the Brighton Fringe in their production of Eight.

His credits at AUB include Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac (2022) and St John in Jane Eyre (2021).

Ellie Wasylocha Profile

Ellie Wasylocha

As an Acting graduate fresh out of Arts University Bournemouth, I have recently moved to Brighton & Hove with my partner to establish myself as a performer. University facilitated my growth as an actor, thinker and a person. Through my Zen meditation practice and Sanford Meisner's acting techniques, I have continued to find ways of breaking through self-consciousness and find success as an actor. For me, performance is most alive when lived in dynamic responsiveness with our collaborators and audience, and so my personal ethos emphasises the art of play, through which we can discover an authentic, engaging and truth-telling performance. I’m excited to work with Ignite Theatre in Newhaven, immerse myself into the process of our production and establish connections with my new fellow creatives!

Jon Terry Profile

Jon Terry

Jon ran away from the glamour of accountancy to become an actor and he’s never been busier. One of the highlights has been two successive years at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in plays which both received 4 star reviews and then toured locally. During 2022 he has played the lead in a new production written and directed by Philip Ayckbourn, played the dastardly Elyot in Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” and played the evil Nazi “Von Pfunz” in Ignite Theatre’s much acclaimed production of “Gabriel”. He has greatly enjoyed the new challenges of working on Granma’s Grimms and the professionalism and commitment of all the Ignite Team.

Neil James Profile

Neil James

Neil’s local theatre credits include God Of Carnage, Betrayal, Rope, The Missing Special, Further Education, Bully Beef and Lost In The Willows. He has also worked extensively in rep theatre with credits such as House Guest, Murder Mistaken, The Murder Game, Suddenly At Home, Taking Steps, The Small Hours, Fallen Angels and I Have Been Here Before for the London Repertory Players.

Neil was in the debut production of Moment Of Grace at the Bloomsbury Festival, and played multiple characters in the stage adaptation of the classic Christmas story It's A Wonderful Life.

Other stage credits include Dial M For Murder, The Good Doctor, Yes Prime Minister, The Ladykillers and 4 runs of the award-winning dating comedy Would Like To Meet.

Onscreen, Neil has appeared in the feature films 24 Hours To Live Or Die, Strangers Within, The Cutting Room and Hosticide. He will next be seen in upcoming indie drama The Last Time You Saw Me, and as the lead in family festive film Christmas Time.

Neil has acted in television, commercials, music videos and has appeared in over 100 short films. He also works as a voice artist for animation and radio.