Wind and the Willows

Wind and the Willows Poster




 - Simon Fox


 - Trevor Scales


 - Lewis Reid


 - Jon Terry

Driver, Weasel, Hedgehog

 - David Hallett

Chief Weasel, Barge Woman

 - Helena Jevons

Alfred, Aunt, Rabbit, Mouse, Bertie

 - Hana Vincent

Gypsy/ Daughter

 - Lianne Fox

Water Rat, Elvira, Furry Creatures

 - Lisa Fairfield


Founder/ Producer

 - Lisa Fairfield


 - Lisa and well, everyone really!

Acting Mentor

 - Matt Haynes

Stage Manager

 - Jazmin Field


 - Clifford Dowding


 - Simon - Boat, Car


 - Lisa - Cart, Train, Masks, Hedgehogs


 - Xanthe Knight


 - Sheena Bealby


 - Jan Newbury


 - Rose McIntosh

Poster Design & Front of House

 - Ravi Persaud

Fight Choreographer

 - Tom Jordan - Action Emporium

Signs and help with masks

 - SCDA Youth Group

Art work for poster

 - Ian Rolland-Sanders

FB, Instagram, Make-up

 - Panos Christofi "PanosDoesMakeup"

Animal Whiskers

 - Tia


 - Nit and Natter (Hillcrest Mondays 2-4pm)

Bench and stumps

 - Hillcrest Wood Creatives

Help with flyers

 - Helena Jevons


 - Chris Chaplin


 - Sheena Bealby


 - Alan Bealby


 - Rose McIntosh


Simon Fox Profile

Simon Fox

Since first ‘treading the boards’ at the age of 45 in 2008 I have played principle roles in theatrical productions for; Qingdao Int’l Drama Group, Academy of Creative Training, Sky Blue Theatre-British Theatre Challenge, Printers Playhouse, Seaford Little Theatre and Seaford Musical Theatre

I am delighted to have been invited by Ignite Theatre to join them for Wind in the willows and to get acquainted with my inner Toad!

Trevor Scales Profile

Trevor Scales

Trevor was classically trained at East 15 Acting School - a major proponent of Stanislavski and directly in the lineage of the ground breaking Theatre work of Joan Littlewood.

He was also very fortunate to have been personally mentored by the legendary Theatre Director Simone Vause , to whom he is forever indebted for her tireless encouragement and intensive training.
Trevor has performed in a large number of plays in London, Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe Festivals cast as a wide range of very differing characters.

He especially happy and proud to be an original Cast Member of Brighton’s Pop Heart Productions for whom he has performed for twice in ‘ Decade 20 ‘ and more recently the much acclaimed ‘ Blue Sky Thinking’ in Brighton Fringe Festival.

Trevor is very happy to be in Ignite Theatre's second production following on from the success of 'Memory of Water' as Frank.

Lewis Reid Profile

Lewis Reid

BA Honours Theatre and Visual Arts - University of Brighton 2004

Theatre credits include:
Who Get’s the Cat? - Bryteye productions 2021
Night of glass -Zion dance company 2018
What’s my first line? - Baby Beach productions 2018
Barbara Cartland, in the pink - Leaping Hare productions 2015       
Ridley’s Prospects - Naughty Little Geezer productions 2017

Television credits:
Brighton bomber- channel 4-2003
Lewis- ITV - 2006
The Virgin Queen - BBC - 2005

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.

David Hallett Profile

David Hallett

Following careers in teaching and I.T., David retired to the Sussex village of Piddinghoe, and has since appeared in several productions in and around Newhaven including Jarvis in MAD’s Chorus of Disapproval, Albert in Lewes Little Theatre’s Accolade, Smith in Seaford Little Theatre‘s Murder on the Nile, and in Synergy productions as Sir Robert Morton in The Wilmslow Boy and Dr. Chasuble in Importance of Being Ernest.

Most recently, he was pleased to have joined some of the Willows cast as Bob in BrytEyes production of Who Gets the Cat. He has also written and directed short, satirical pieces for the Piddinghoe Players, performed in the village.

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.

She lives in seaford with her two young children, plays guitar pretty badly and salsas pretty well.

This is her first acting gig post motherhood and she hopes she can remember what she is doing.

To pay the bills she consults with local businesses from the University Business Incubator at Sussex University at Falmer and builds websites for local start ups.

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.

Lianne Fox Profile

Lianne Fox

Hi! My name is Lianne Fox. I'm 25 - grew up in China, moved 'back' to England in 2013.

Been involved in theatre since I was a child, haven't been involved in anything since a couple years before the pandemic, so very much looking forward to presenting this production of The Wind in the Willows!

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)

Xanthe Knight Profile

Xanthe Knight

BRONZE winner in the books for children 9-12 years old category, "Made for Mums Awards 2021 "

'Eye-opening... a collection of treasured stories for everyone'

'Stunning ... gloriously colourful and quirky'

Matt Haynes Profile

Matt Haynes

Matt Haynes has been an actor, theatre director and producer for over 30 years. He splits his time between the stage and teaching performing arts and stage production.

He is currently a freelance acting coach and workshop practitioner using Rudolph Laban's teachingings to enhance physicality and improve vocal character.

Jazmin Field Profile

Jazmin Field

I'm a second year at Sussex University studying Drama, Theatre and Performance.

I found my love for backstage theatre working as a Stage Manager for my college productions. Since then I've worked with companies such as the National Theatre and Children's Story Centre.

I'm always eager to hear about more theatre work, contact me on

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.

He holds a BA Honours degree in Music Production and has experience with a vast range of sound & lighting equipment. He has a passion for the arts and formed his own company, MX Sound and Lighting in 2019. Cliff is also a composer, musician and performer who has released albums under his pseudonym The Mighty Xanthus.