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About Me

I am a versatile actor/musician with a passion for stage performance. Playing eccentric comedic characters is where I get my greatest kicks. And I enjoy bringing pathos and revealing character vulnerabilities in both comedic and serious roles.

Recently played Sergeant, Inspector and Old man in Dario Fo's Can't Pay Won't Pay, touring Hove, Clapham, Brighton and Eastbourne with Triada theatre. Currently preparing for full production of Brendan, Son of Dublin, following rehearsed reading earlier in the year at the ICC in London.

"Newcombe’s a superbly physical actor, farcical, Faydeau-like in his bendy bobby-dom. Voice all menace, confiding and shock." - Simon Jenner FringeReview, June 2023

Spotlight CV

Height: 6'

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Color: Grey!

Location: Arundel, UK



John Mahoney Management

Recent Stage

Triada Theatre | Can't Pay Won't Pay | 2023

Sergeant, Inspector, Old Man

Director: Sascha Cooper

Fatdan Productions | Brendan | 2023

Gerry Raffles, Journalist, Barman

Director: Pamela Howard OBE

Triada Theatre | Death & The Maiden | 2022

Dr Miranda

Director: Ensemble

Poppadom Moon | In Memoriam | 2022


Director: Ross Scarfield

Fatdan Productions | Vengeance | 2021 / 2022

The Marquis of Queensberry

Director: Tracey Collier

Pandemic Players | Private Lives | 2020


Director: Dan Lane

Fatdan Productions | Love in the Harbour | 2020

Dan, Padre, The Voice

Director: Georgina Hanshaw

See spotlight or mandy profiles for more history


"John Newcombe brings on a Broadway-level performance, particularly in his last moments on stage. His bitterness and stiff formality delightfully contrast Clark’s Wilde, and in the end when he reminisces his father and sons, he rises to the great heights of tragic monologues." Dominika Fleszar, Time and Liesure

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"John Newcombe's portrayal of Queensbury is phenomenal and deserves to be seen on a bigger stage by a larger audience." - Daniel White, Albie Media

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Keyboard/piano, acoustic guitar, violin; member and lead singer of covers rock band.

Accents: Welsh, London / Cockney, South East / Sussex, RP

Singing: Pop/Folk, Musical Theatre (light baritone)

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