Alice Maria Sparey

Alice Maria Sparey is a quarter Italian, trained actress and classically trained singer from Bristol. After achieving her degree in Musical Theatre at Bristol Academy of Performing Arts she has performed in many venues across the UK.

Experience

2012

  • Short Film Gwyndolin : Lead Actress Gwyndolin, Bristol, UK
  • Impro Soap Opera ‘Closer Each Day’ Chris Collier : Actress Posh Farmers Daughter, The Wardrobe Theatre Bristol, UK

2011

  • Play ‘Headlines’ Dir Nancy Medina de Mowbray : Actress Reporter(s) Anchor-man/Talk show/BBC & Soloist ‘Strange fruit’, The Little Black Box Bristol, UK
  • Play ‘The Interview’ Dir Jayson Bartlett : Actress Lilly Epstein Polish Jew & Soprano Soloist, The Bradford Playhouse, UK

2010

  • Short Film for ‘L’ Dir Charlie George : Actress/Voice Over Ms Wonderland, Bristol, UK
  • Pride Week ‘Dark Island Dance’ Dir Charlie George : Solo Jazz and Soul Singer for dance troup, Soho London, UK
  • Play ‘L’ (Pride Week) Dir Charlie George : Actress Ms Wonderland, Dancer & Soloist, Circomedia Bristol, UK
  • TIE Pantomime ‘Cinderella’ Partytime Productions : Actress Cinderella & Soloist, Tour around South-West, UK

2009

  • Play ‘Juliet and her Romeo’ Dir Tom Morris : Script/Movement assistant for actor Tim Barlow (Tybalt), Bristol Old Vic Theatre & London Rehearsal Studios, UK
  • Student Film ‘The Darkness of Night’ Dir Arjan Bhogal : Actress Young Wife, Wales, UK
  • Short Film ‘The Wake’ Dir Paul Dudbridge : Actress Sarah (youngest sister), Hanover Pictures Bristol, UK

2008

  • Musical ‘Hair’ Dir David Wike : Actress Jeanie (pregnant) & Soloist, BAPA, UK

2006

  • Musical ‘Just So’ Dir Emma Hambly-Smith : Actress Giraffe, Solo Tap Dancer & Soloist, BAPA, UK
  • Musical ‘Lion the witch and the wardrobe’ Dir Martin Williams : Actress Susan & Soloist, BAPA, UK
  • (BAPA) Bristol Academy of Performing Arts : 3 Year Course in Musical Theatre (Andrew Hambley Smith), Bristol, UK

2005

  • SWADA Musical ‘Watership Down’ : Actress & Soloist ‘Narator & Bunny’, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, UK
  • SWADA Musical ‘Joseph’s Technicolour Dreamcoat’ : Actress & Soloist ‘The Narrator’, Filton College (Bristol), UK
  • SWADA Musical ‘Chicago’ : Actress & Soloist Velma, Filton College Bristol, UK
  • Student Film ‘Boiling Point’ Dir John Jones : Actress/Voice Over Angry Wife, Bristol, UK
  • SWADA (South-West Academy of Performing Arts) : BND 1yr Fast Track Musical theatre Course (Marie Baker), Filton College Bristol, UK

Alice’s acting is as diverse as her voice, she has played many changing yet challenging roles, from a Polish mother who’s baby dies in her arms (while singing light opera, ‘Turn Portaverim Vos’) to the soft and beautiful Cinderella. Yet most of all Alice’s quirky expressions and comic timing is paramount. This can be seen in her own devising work (Headlines) which got sterling reviews for filling the room with laughter.

Alice’s singing is rich with soulful undertones, she sings many genera’s of music, these include; Jazz, Blues, Soul, Classical and Opera. As well as singing in Plays and Musicals, Alice is also a part of ‘Songbird’, an Acoustic Duo (with David Dawson) and ‘Alice & the Honey Coolers’, a 6 peice Jazz Band, performing Originals and covers.

Other Infomation –

* Range E below middle C to top E6

* Strong belt/High Classical soprano.

* Basic Guitar.

* Song/Lyric writing.

Reviews –

‘L’
Our compere for the evening, Ms Wonderland (great singing voice and solid peformance by Alice Maria Sparey) presides over the club regulars, whose lives offer an insight to the ‘scene’ – Review By Dom Rowe (Bristol Venue Magazine)

‘Headlines’
Introducing & linking the pieces are CNN looka-sounda-like Anchors, Alice Maria Sparey and Meghan Leslie having fun & giving out laughs with cute impersonations of American style news presenters. They are welcome lights between some pretty dark passages. – Review By Arthur Duncan (remotegoat)

‘Headlines’
The uniquely thrilling voice of Alice Maria Sparey rounds off this harrowing episode, singing the exquisitely haunting but also, chilling lament made famous by Billie Holliday – “Strange Fruit.” – Review By Arthur Duncan (remotegoat)

‘Headlines’
Alice Maria Sparey deserves special kudos for her chilling acappella rendition of Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’ at the end of Lotty Morris’s ‘Shadows’. – Review By Regina Papachlimitzou

‘Headlines’
The six plays are linked by short pieces performed by Meghan Leslie and Alice Maria Sparey looking at ways in which news is broken, both now and in the past, so don’t leave it too late to get your tickets for this shouldn’t-be-missed show. – Review By Viv Kennedy (Guide 2 Bristol)

‘Headlines’
The structure of the production is refreshingly quirky: each play is framed by a segment of headline reports in progressively dumbed-down format, ranging from a sternly delivered recap of headlines through the decades to the breathy conveyance of pseudo-scientific ‘news’ at the start of a lifestyle programme.- Review By Regina Papachlimitzou