Announcing the 2018 National Champion!
We had a fabulous Christmas extravaganza last night at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, with our MonologueSlam UK National Final! Winners from all over the UK performed, alongside a lucky few performers who made it through intense competition at the auditions. The standard was incredibly high and our judges had the unenviable task of selecting our MonologueSlam UK 2018 Champion.
Our judging panel included: agents Clare O’Sullivan from Revolution Talent, Lola Williams from New Wonder Management and Jo McLintock from A&J Management. We also had casting directors Sarah Hughes, Tracey Gilham and Sharon Sorrentino. As it’s Christmas we had not one, but two hosts, with TCN co-founder Jimmy Akingbola joining Dean Smith on stage.
We were entertained by singer Kadija Kamara during the judges deliberations, who got the audience singing along!
But here’s the info you’ve all been waiting for… who was crowned National Champion?
Congratulations Georgia Frost! Georgia was crowned MonologueSlam UK National Champion 2018! Georgia wins a fantastic prize package including: 1 year’s free Spotlight membership, A headshot session with award-winning Michael Wharley, a free 6 week training block with The Unseen Acting School, a full voice reel with Silver-Tongued Productions, a £50 voucher for Nick Hern Books and a free copy of Andy Nyman’s “The Golden Rules of Acting” as well as an edited showreel of her MonologueSlam UK performance. Georgia’s self-penned piece, Butter, wowed the judges who unanimously selected her as the winner.
Of course Georgia wasn’t the only winner on the night – we also saw winners crowned for the Youth Round and the 1 Minute Round.
(From left to right, Lauryn Ajufo, Emma Naomi, Georgia Frost)
Lauryn Ajufo won the Youth Round with her performance of Been So Long by Che Walker, while Emma Naomi took the One Minute Round title with the monologue Low Dat by Jess Walters. Georgia was the 3 Minute Round champion alongside being crowned the Overall Winner.
As our Youth Round champion, Lauryn won a scholarship to an Arts Ed summer school of her choice in 2019.
Click here to see the details for all of the performers. Click on their photo to see their monologue details, CV and representation.
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