FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT FOR LEESE
VICTORIA Park resident Cameron Leese is getting ready to shine bright in a comedy called Under the Bright Sun.
The play, directed by Jay Shaw at Melville Theatre, looks at four people who meet at a bus stop and question their existence – each has some form of amnesia and they question their lives and love.
Leese plays Ernst, someone he describes as an odd yet complicated character.
“That’s what he appears like at first glance but I’m of the view he makes more sense after the play’s twist,” he said.
“I find the story and twist to be quite clever and I imagine the moment the penny drops for the audience will be rewarding.”
Acting since 2008, Leese has worked mainly in the UK as an extra in feature films and television with small roles in short and independent films.
Since returning to Perth, he has performed with the Old Mill, Playlovers and Melville Theatres, Graduate Dramatic Society and Irish Theatre Players in Subscription To Love, The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea, It’s All Greek To Me, Relative Values, The Big Casino and Boeing Boeing, which scored him a best lead actor nomination at the annual Plover Awards.
Leese has also appeared in the short film First Date Worst Date, screened on ABC2.
“Under The Bright Sun is an opportunity to perform in a short, one-act play, which is something I've not done previously,” he said.
“The roles I've performed in the majority of my past shows have had less overall dialogue and sustaining the energy and pace with the delivery of lines will also provide a challenge.”
Under The Bright Sun is one of three short plays being presented on the same night, joining That’s What Friends Are For and An Unwritten Page.
Under The Bright Sun, An Unwritten Page, and That’s What Friends Are For (collectively billed as Summer Shorts) play at 8pm, February 27 and 28, and March 5, 6 and 7 with a 2pm matinee on March 1. Tickets are $20, $15 concession. Book on 9330 4565 or at www.meltheco.org.au.
Melville Theatre is on the corner of Stock Road and Canning Highway, Palmyra.
UnderTheBrightSun features Cassandra Gorman, left, Victoria Park resident Cameron Leese, Kirstie Francis and Max Maxville.