Announcing our latest London winners!
What a fantastic evening we had yesterday, returning to our regular London MonologueSlam home at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Our judging panel included Michelle Giovanni, Casting Associate at Shaheen Baig Casting, Melissa Gethin Clarke, Casting Associate at Theo Park Casting, Ray Böhm, Casting Assistant at Andy Pryor Casting, Kimberley Donovan, an agent from The Artist’s Partnership, Neil McNulty, an agent from Conway van Gelder Grant, Alexander Cooke, an agent from Hamilton Hodell and Koby Adom, a theatre and TV director. The evening was hosted by MSLAMUK favourite, Chizzy Akudolu and of course it wouldn’t be a London MonologueSlam without the hilarious Shoot From The Hip improv troupe!
We had not one, but TWO Golden Ticket Winners, who were plucked from the audience to get up on stage and perform a monologue. Well done to Lyra Murray and we also had Malachi Foster Murphy, who had performed his monologue as part of the line up for Friday’s #JuniorEdition at Theatre Peckham and enjoyed it so much he’d come along for the Slam prepped and ready in case he got picked!
While the judges deliberated we enjoyed a beautiful performance from singer Sienna Hamilton, thank you so much for keeping us entertained!
Imaan Humphrey won the Youth Round, performing a comedic monologue from Crawling to Paradise by Daniel Craig, while Megan Pemberton took the 1 Minute Round title with a self written piece called Get A Grip. Victoria Llewellyn was awarded the title for the 3 Minute Round with a monologue from Many Moons By Alice Birch. The judges decided to crown Megan the Overall Winner, so she’ll be representing London in the National Final in December!
Jade Laura Finley was awarded a Special Mention in the Youth Round for her performance of The Fly by Walter Wykes, Fay Jagger got a nod from the judges in the 1 Minute Round with her self written piece, Booze and Ntonga Mwanza was recognised in the 3 Minute Round with another self written piece, Bloodstream. Congratulations to our Special Mentions!
Click here to see details of all the performers from last night. We’re having a little summer break now and will see you again in the autumn – check out the Events page to see what Slam dates have been confirmed and then make sure you’re signed up to the mailing list to be kept informed when auditions are available to book!