We work with a great group of experienced actors from across the South West

Here's a flavour of some of those who bring their skills to Moonstone Theatre

Helen Bovey

Helen graduated from East 15 Acting School in 2013 and has worked as an Actress and Producer for companies such as Beyond Face, Rainbow Theatre, Grim Times and Edu-Play. In 2015, Helen co-founded Above Bounds Theatre, making work for family audiences. She is also a member of the Narwhal Ensemble and was selected for the Emerging Producers Programme at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017. Helen is delighted to be part of Moonstone Theatre 

Hannah Brooks

Hannah Brooks

Hannah trained at Cygnet Training Theatre and has recently been on tour playing the part of Jane in  Yellow Wallpaper and Hetty in Overtones for Treeshadow Productions. She also played the role of Christina in Cygnets touring production of Dancing at Lughnasa and in 2013 she appeared at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre playing Sybil in Shoemakers Holiday as part of the Sam Wanamaker Festival.

Sam Emmerson

Sam trained at St Mary's University London, toured in Germany & France playing Romeo, James Bond's younger brother and a rather unconvincing 13 year old. He has worked with the Shakespeare's Globe Education dept in Muse of Fire. Other roles  include Silly Billy (Mother Goose) in Liverpool , Prince Charming (Cinderella) across Wales. Sam is now looking after our Moonstone London events having moved back up to capital last year. Spotlight link; https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/1510-9054-7278

Margaret Grimoldby

A member of the People's Company Plymouth for many years. Margaret recently played Ross (All Your Gold) , Galactia (Scenes From an Execution), Irina (Mad Forest) and multiple roles in "Summoned by Bells". Other stage highlights include ensemble performance for Wildworks, Beautiful Journey. Ensemble witch for Birmingham Rep "Roald Dahl's The Witches", First Witch "Macbeth" and Cynthia (The Real Inspector Hound) for Gadzooks Theatre Company

David Hants

David has been seen in many plays in Torquay, including two summer seasons as Manuel in the successful stage production of Fawlty Towers.

James Harper  

James has appeared in many productions across England. Roles include: Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Maniac (Accidental Death of an Anarchist) Martin Dysart (Equus) and Charles Condomine (Blithe Spirit). He has directed and written for the stage and is an experienced conference host, facilitator, media interviewee and improvisational role-player. James  coaches on media and presentation impact skills.

James Harper
Juliet Lloyd Harper

Juliet Lloyd-Harper  

Juliet comes from a professional theatrical family and has performed since she was 8 years old, appearing both on stage and  as a director or stage manager (Wait until Dark - Susy, Daisy Pulls it Off- Belinda, Bouncers).  She is a member of the “Shattered Windscreen Theatre Company” that regularly performs at the famous Minack Theatre, Cornwall. Her children are the fourth generation of her family to perform on the Minack stage.

Paul Hedge

Paul is an experienced actor who has performed many roles over the years including Mr Rochester (Jane Eyre) and Sir Wilfred (Witness for the Prosecution). He was a member of the Westminster Repertory Company and has also been a Butlins Redcoat. He is a skilled improvisational and murder mystery performer. Paul also writes for the stage, with published plays having been successfully produced across the U.K.

Nigel Howells   

Nigel is an award winning Director (Jane Eyre, Pickwick Papers) and an experienced actor   (e.g. Max de Winter - Rebecca, Mortimer Brewster - Arsenic and Old Lace, Basil  Fawlty - Fawlty Towers). He has also written for radio, the stage and for murder mysteries. Nigel has performed improvisational role-play and murder mysteries for many years. He is also a musician with the Barn Dance Band "Phoenix"

 Mary Howells

Mary has extensive stage experience (e.g. Sybil - Lord Arthur Saville's Crime, Mrs Piper - Busybody, Polly - Fawlty Towers). She has also appeared in many pantomimes as Principal Boy. Mary delivers improvisational role-plays for the Environment Agency and has performed many murder mysteries. She is also the Caller with the Barn Dance Band “Phoenix”.

Camilla Joyce    

Camilla trained at RADA and has a B.A. in Drama. She is an experiencedimprovisational performer. She has delivered workshops for the National Trust, schools and colleges on accent, projection and characterisation. Performances include Anne Bonny in "Duncan Bannatynes Seaside Rescue" for Virgin 1, Det. Sgt. Reynolds in "An Unnecessary Murder" and Kristen in "Miss Julie". 

Brenda Loosemore

Brenda is an experienced actress having played many great comedy roles including Lady Bracknell, Madame Arcarti, the Nurse in 'Romeo and Juliet' and Mrs Slocombe in 'Are You Being Served'.  Her most recent appearance was in the musical 'Sister Act' at the Princess Theatre, Torquay.  She is also much in demand as a speaker and entertainer. She is delighted to be part of the Moonstone Theatre Company.

Adele Needham

Adele has been performing  for over 20 years, playing, amongst others, the parts of Anne in Half a Sixpence, Maggie and Dorothy in 42nd Street, The Duchess in Me and My Girl and the title role in Calamity Jane. She trained as a Musical Director and her shows include The Wizard of Oz, Hello Dolly, The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Mikado. She is delighted to join Moonstone.

David Richey 

David trained in Scottish repertory and has spent the best part of the last 30 years in the theatre, touring extensively and performing in seasonal rep as actor, director, writer & musician. Along with his wife he has been running his own theatre company since 2001, which is currently engaged in conducting acting workshops around the country. He also pops up all over the place performing stand-up comedy, comedy songs, and comedy improvisation. 

Jon Witchell                                                                         

Jon studied a BA and MRes in Theatre & Performance at Plymouth University. He has played many roles  on stage, notably Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities  and Algernon Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest. For Moonstone, Jon plays Herr Flick in An Evening at Cafe Rene, Pike in An Evening with the Home Guard, and Mr Fairbrother for our Hi De Hi tribute. He can be seen in many guises in our Murder Mysteries.