James and the Giant Peach

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 - Ellie Wasylocha

Sound and Lighting Technician

 - Clifford Dowding

Dance Choreographer

 - Alison Norcross


Seerche Deveraux - Spider/Head Tour Guide Profile

Seerche Deveraux - Spider/Head Tour Guide

Seerché Deveraux (she/hers) is a dynamic actor, vocalist, and movement director known for her versatile performances and unwavering passion for the arts. With a BA Hons degree in Acting, she specialises in vocal training, ensemble work, and movement choreography.

Her credits include: 'Mary' in "It's a Wonderful Life!", Janey Blue in "Paradise Rocks the Musical" (also serving as an assistant vocal director), Billie in "Miss Sherlock Holmes", Imogen in "Cymbeline", and Ariel in "The Little Mermaid" - touring children’s shows around Spain. She has also participated in online productions, such as "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King", raising funds for Great Ormond's Children's Hospital.
In addition to her impressive repertoire, Seerché expanded her range with captivating performances in "The Princess of Trebizonde" operetta, and in "Hamlet" and "The Comedy of Errors" as part of the One Fell Swoops Shakespeare festival.

With collaborations alongside renowned practitioners like David Glass, Seerché has refined her craft and completed a devising residency with Gecko Theatre Company. Her expertise extends beyond acting, encompassing professional vocal and movement direction.
Passionate about promoting diversity and inclusivity, Seerché advocates for transformative theatre that uplifts marginalised communities and individuals with disabilities. Through her work, she aims to break barriers and create a more inclusive performing arts landscape.

Spotlight CV:
Mobile: +447710300313
Instagram: @Seerche -

Ellie Wasylocha - Director

Neil James - TV reporter/Grasshopper Profile

Neil James - TV reporter/Grasshopper

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.

Lisa Fairfield - Aunt Sponge/Ladybird Profile

Lisa Fairfield - Aunt Sponge/Ladybird

Lisa Fairfield, Actress and Producer for Ignite, graduated in 2007 from the ACT (Academy Creative Training) in Brighton. This is the 6th show she has produced for Ignite Credits include: Jeanne in Gabriel, Theresa in Memory of Water (Ignite Theatre) Mary McGinty in 'Once a Catholic' (Brighton Pavilion) 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)

Ian Miller - Earthworm/Captain Profile

Ian Miller - Earthworm/Captain

Ian Millar.
After a career in the corporate world Ian retrained as an actor.
Since graduating in 2020, Ian has performed in a number of short films, immersive theatre and plays - most recently “In Memoriam” and “School for Scand”
Ian is represented by Shannon & Bloom Management.

Katina Thomas - James Profile

Katina Thomas - James

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. Recently her theatre credits include 'Eight' and Animal Farm

Hana  - Aunt Spiker/Centipede Profile

Hana - Aunt Spiker/Centipede

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.

Mary Shorthouse - White Witch/Sailor Profile

Mary Shorthouse - White Witch/Sailor

Mary is delighted to be part of this Ignite project. She has been interested in acting all her life and since retirement from working as an educational Psychologist she has been involved in intergenerational and community projects. She enjoyed playing the Shepherd in Flint Street Nativity earlier this year.