The Rejects were originally formed in 1988 by its founding members Stephen Emery, who is now Stephen Moyer and can be seen presently in The Gifted, Barry Hester and Kevin Richards. Bringing a fresh new approach to the theatre they performed to critical acclaim The Long and the Short and The Tall, Bouncers, Twelve Angry Men, Private Wars and The Dumb Waiter amongst others. In the 90s the members pursued their separate careers but recently Kevin and Barry decided to bring the company back to life again. So…. the first of the newly reformed Rejects played a revival of their smash hit Bouncers in August 2017 at The Headgate Theatre, Colchester and again in October 2017 at Zinc Arts Theatre in Chipping Ongar, the Palace Theatre in Westcliff on Sea, Upstairs at the Gatehouse Highgate, London, and more recently at the Public Hall in Witham, Essex where once again they received an outstanding review in Theatre Life which can be read here…..
There will be one last chance to see this version of Bouncers at the Brentwood Theatre on 8th and 9th February 2019 – don’t miss it!
As well as the revival of Bouncers the company have recently brought their version of the hilarious play, A Bunch of Amateurs, written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman,to various local theatres (a sell out in Colchester’s Headgate Theatre) and the last production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice played to audiences in Colchester and Brentwood, where it was very well received.
Their latest production of Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti brought the house down at the Headgate Theatre in October 2018 and it is hoped that the Company can bring this to further audiences in the not too distant future.
The Company is currently working on its latest production, the hilarious Shakers, by John Godber and Jane Thornton, which can be seen at the Headgate Theatre next year in May,with One Man Two Guvnors due later in 2019.
Do have a look at the ‘Whats On’ page to see future productions.
Business Manager & Actor
Director and Actor
Professional Sound Designer and Engineer
Introducing the actors starring in our current productions
Karen Kelleher ("KK)
Previously played the glamorous Lauren in A Bunch of Amateurs and now playing the equally glamorous Gabriella in Boeing Boeing
Played Nigel, the pompous solicitor, in A Bunch of Amateurs
Played Jessica the long suffering daughter of 'has been' Jefferson in A Bunch of Amateurs
Played the feisty Director, Dorothy, in A Bunch of Amateurs
Currently playing the "weird" and "aggressive" Les in Bouncers. He was also Denis in A Bunch of Amateurs and Mr Boo in the Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Plays the bench pressing Judd in Bouncers and the 'has been' American actor, Jefferson Steele, in A Bunch of Amateurs. He also played Ray Say in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and he will be Robert in the forthcoming Boeing Boeing
Recently played starry eyed Mary in A Bunch of Amateurs
Playing Lucky Eric in Bouncers and he will be playing Bernard in the forthcoming Boeing Boeing
Plays Ralph in Bouncers
Recently played star-struck Mary in A Bunch of Amateurs and also Mari in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Sadie in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and playing Bertha in the forthcoming Boeing Boeing
Billy in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Jessica in a Bunch of Amateurs and Little Voice herself!
Gretchen in Boeing Boeing
Gloria in Boeing Boeing