Gabriel Poster


“Ignite Theatre is a brilliant and most needed addition to the Newhaven theatrical scene. So many people are involved in each production and so many people look forward to seeing each show”

”It was amazing to have professional fringe theatre on the doorstep of Newhaven”

“It was fantastic! We really loved it!...and the 1940s themed cafe upstairs, it was clear that a lot of effort had been made for the whole experience”




 - Charles Nicholson

Von Pfunz

 - Jon Terry

Jeanne Becquet

 - Lisa Fairfield

Margaret Lake

 - Helena Jevons

Estelle Becquet

 - Verity Terry

Lily Becquet

 - Georgina Robinson



 - Matt Haynes

Front/ Back Stage Manager

 - Hana Vincent


 - Clifford Dowding

Wardrobe Mistress

 - Rose McIntosh


Charles Nicholson Profile

Charles Nicholson

Charles is 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.

Jon Terry Profile

Jon Terry

Jon has been a theatre actor for many years and has appeared in numerous productions including Waiting for Godot, The 39 Steps and many Alan Ayckbourn productions.

Following lockdown Jon is planning to once again make acting his main focus and has a number of exciting projects lined up.

Lisa Fairfield Profile

Lisa Fairfield

Lisa Bealby 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)

Helena Jevons Profile

Helena Jevons

Helena cut her acting teeth as a teenager playing small feminine roles like Macbeth and Henry Higgins at an all girls’ grammar school. She was hard to keep off stages after that although she does like to occasionally play an actual woman - her favourite role ever was madcap Bobbie in Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers.

Verity Terry Profile

Verity Terry

Since completing Drama GCSE and achieving a 9, Verity is now studying Drama and Theatre Studies A-level at Eastbourne College.

She has been in several school productions, most recently ‘Les Miserables’ and now she’s about to act in ‘The Audience’ by Michael Frayn.

Georgina Robinson Profile

Georgina Robinson

Georgina graduated from Arts Educational Schools London in 2015.

She has spent the past 3 years working for Immersive Theatre Company, Excellent Experiences; with company credits including Rose DeWitt Bukater in ‘The Titanic Experience’, Ghost of Christmas Past in ‘A Christmas Carol’ and Rose Mylett in ‘Jack the Ripper Live’.

Other recent credits include; Countess Olivia in 'Twelfth Night', (Curzon Theatre Productions) Theodora in ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ (Curzon Theatre Productions), Elizabeth in ‘Vindication Swim’ (Relash Films) Emma in ‘Truth Will Out’ (Troubadour Theatre,) Sarah in ‘Hidden Agenda’ (SONY) and Grace in ‘The Rest of Us’ (SKY Arts).

Matt Haynes Profile

Matt Haynes

Matt Haynes graduated from Middlesex University with a BAHons in Drama and Theatre Studies. He was a member of the 'Alarmist' Theatre company for 5 years, as an Actor and stage manager, for over 300 performances.

He has played the Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh fringe festivals both as an actor and director

Recent acting roles include: Sir Henry Wotton in 'A Picture of Dorien Grey', 'Hal' in 'Kvetch' by Steven Berkoff and the Driver in 'Victoria Station' by Harold Pinter.

Matt has directed over 20 full productions, including 'Blackbird' by David Harrower for the Brighton Festival in 2011 for The Players Collective, 'DNA' by Dennis Kelly, and 'Gabriel' by Moirai Buffini for Bryteye in 2012.

Matt has been Head of Drama at a number of East Sussex secondary schools and colleges for over a decade, including programme manager of Performing arts and dance at East Sussex College.

He has been an examiner, moderator and trainer for a number of exam boards in Drama and theatre studies. He currently works as a director for hire and as a tutor of 'Laban Studies' for actors.

Hana Vincent Profile

Hana Vincent

Hana Vincent spent her childhood and teens training and performing with Seaford Youth Drama appearing in pop-up street theatre’s, summer and Christmas shows and annually at the Eastbourne Festival.

Since then she has appeared at the Seaford Little Theatre before a long hiatus - over a decade - to focus on her career and family before deciding to tip her toe back in with this Christmas performance of The Wind in the Willows.

Clifford Dowding Profile

Clifford Dowding

Cliff is an accomplished sound and lighting engineer who has worked for many theatres, venues, bands and performers covering a wide variety of genres. These range from large pop shows and festivals, to small intimate pub shows, dance, drama, street parties and pantomimes.

Rose McIntosh Profile

Rose McIntosh