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MonologueSlam UK returns to The REP!

Performers from all backgrounds and disciplines undertake a gruelling series of auditions, including a youth round for 11-16 year olds, before 22 of them are chosen to perform in front of an audience and to impress a panel of professionals who are in a position to progress their careers. MonologueSlam UK brings you the newest and most exciting talent in the UK!

Hosted by Last Tango In Halifax star, Dean Smith it promises to be a night to remember! Book your tickets now!

Winners

  • Joanna Gay
    Joanna Gay
    Overall Winner
  • Lee Comley
    Lee Comley
    Special Mention
  • Rachael Oliver
    Rachael Oliver
    1 Minute Round Winner
  • Charlie Ives
    Charlie Ives
    Special Mention
  • Lucy Foley
    Lucy Foley
    Special Mention
  • Billy Vale
    Billy Vale
    Youth Round Winner
Joanna Gay
Overall Winner
Lee Comley
Special Mention
Rachael Oliver
1 Minute Round Winner

The Modern Melody By Hannah Megan Lane

Spotlight Page

@RachaelOliver_

Charlie Ives
Special Mention
Lucy Foley
Special Mention

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Spotlight Page

Billy Vale
Youth Round Winner

iPad Fury by Tara Meddaugh

Casting Call Pro Page

Youth Round

  • Lucy Foley
    Lucy Foley
    Special Mention
  • Izzy Westley Smith
    Izzy Westley Smith
  • Freya Hannan-Mills
    Freya Hannan-Mills
  • Celine Dass
    Celine Dass
  • Billy Vale
    Billy Vale
    Youth Round Winner
Lucy Foley
Special Mention

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Spotlight Page

Izzy Westley Smith

The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

Casting Call Pro Page

Freya Hannan-Mills

Six Primroses Each by Ellen Dryden

Spotlight Page

Celine Dass

A Serial Killer by Author Unknown

Spotlight Page

Billy Vale
Youth Round Winner

iPad Fury by Tara Meddaugh

Casting Call Pro Page

1 Minute Round

  • Kerena Jagpal
    Kerena Jagpal
    Masterclass Winner
  • Luanda Holness
    Luanda Holness
    Defending Champion
  • Rebecca Favas
    Rebecca Favas
  • Rachael Oliver
    Rachael Oliver
    1 Minute Round Winner
  • Natalie Edward-Yesufu
    Natalie Edward-Yesufu
  • Matthew Tweedale
    Matthew Tweedale
  • Katerina Demetraki
    Katerina Demetraki
  • Charlie Ives
    Charlie Ives
    Special Mention
Kerena Jagpal
Masterclass Winner

The Westbridge by Rachel De-Lahay

@_Kerena

Luanda Holness
Defending Champion

Herstory by Launda Holness

@luandayasmin

Rebecca Favas

The Fastest Clock in the Universe by Philip Ridley

Spotlight Page

@favas_elise

Rachael Oliver
1 Minute Round Winner

The Modern Melody By Hannah Megan Lane

Spotlight Page

@RachaelOliver_

Natalie Edward-Yesufu

Tiger Country by Nina Raine

Spotlight Page

http://the-reddoor.co.uk/

@swittp

Matthew Tweedale

The Mother Ship by Douglas Maxwell

Spotlight Page

@MattyT6790

Katerina Demetraki
Charlie Ives
Special Mention

3 Minute Round

  • Melissa Johns
    Melissa Johns
    Masterclass Winner
  • Joanna Gay
    Joanna Gay
    Overall Winner
  • Tom Ling
    Tom Ling
  • Spencer Cartwright
    Spencer Cartwright
  • Lee Comley
    Lee Comley
    Special Mention
  • Laura Lipton
    Laura Lipton
  • Charlotte Hobbs
    Charlotte Hobbs
  • Amy Wright
    Amy Wright
  • Alexander Mushore
    Alexander Mushore
Melissa Johns
Masterclass Winner
Joanna Gay
Overall Winner
Tom Ling

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard

Spencer Cartwright

Osama The Hero by Dennis Kelly

Spotlight Page

TMG Associates

@spenna18 

Lee Comley
Special Mention
Laura Lipton

Bench Seat by Neil Labute

Spotlight Page

 

Charlotte Hobbs

Bunny by Jack Thorne

Spotlight Page

 

Amy Wright

Five Pounds by Katy Wix

Spotlight Page

@Amyw_xo

Alexander Mushore

Six Degrees of Seperation by John Guare

Spotlight Page

@AlzeeMush

Judges

  • Jake Bartle
    Jake Bartle
    Assistant Producer, Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Marie Rowe
    Marie Rowe
    Casting Director
  • Lee Thomas
    Lee Thomas
    Producer - BBC
  • Steve Ball
    Steve Ball
    Associate Director - Birmingham Repertory Theatre
  • Karin Heslop
    Karin Heslop
    Agent - Mouthpiece Management
Jake Bartle
Assistant Producer, Royal Shakespeare Company

Jake works closely with the RSC’s Artistic team providing administrative support for selected productions in Stratford- Upon-Avon, London and on tour both across the UK and Internationally. Day to day duties can include: contracting with venues, drafting and managing production budgets, contract negotiation with creative teams, R&D projects, coordination of RSC online concept trailers, assisting in the management of the RSC Emerging Director programme. In addition to these duties Jake is lead producer smaller scale RSC projects . Prior to the RSC Jake worked in a similar role at Chichester Festival Theatre and before that worked as an Assistant/ Deputy Stage Manager for a number of companies across the UK (ZHO Visual Theatre, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatre’s , Bolton Octagon Theatre, English Touring Theatre, Goodnight Mister Tom Ltd) . Jake trained in Theatre and Performance Technology at LIPA (Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts).

Marie Rowe
Casting Director

MARIE ROWE – Casting Director

Marie Rowe, has an extensive background in all areas of media communication. In Toronto she worked in public relations and went on to the Drama and Variety Departments of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation where she was a Production Manager. She founded “Radio Women” and produced human-interest programs for CBC Radio, including Incest – the Great Taboo, resulting from her volunteer work with troubled girls.

Her first job in Hollywood was at The Samuel Goldwyn Company in film distribution and marketing, which led to an assignment as publicist for the American Cinema Awards, produced by David Gest, honoring veteran movie stars, such as Joseph Cotton and Joel McCrea. She was then hired as a staff writer on the revised version of the television show Divorce Court and ultimately became writing assistant to Barry Levinson on a comedy series for HBO TV, which was the beginning of a long association with the writer/director. Marie has worked in the areas of casting with Levinson on such award-winning films as Good Morning, Vietnam and Rain Man, but has primarily helped him develop several of his screenplays. When Levinson wrote his novel Sixty-Six (Random House), he asked Marie to assist him.

As abridger/producer of books on tape for Dove Audio in Los Angeles, Marie dealt with a variety of books, from the classics and popular novels to psychology, business and the Bible.
Marie was appointed Vice President of Creative Development for PowerPlay Audiobook Summaries where she was responsible for choosing and summarizing business books on subjects such as Leadership Development, Communication Skills and Creative Thinking. She interviewed the authors and produced the studio recording sessions.

Lee Thomas
Producer - BBC

 

From Tottenham, North London, Lee’s production career started unpredictably in Tokyo where he worked as a self-shooting documentary director for Japanese TV and before returning to the UK to study drama producing at the NFTS.

Since then his production credits include Crush, starring Andie MacDowell, the Oscar ® nominated The Voorman Problem, Debbie Isitt’s Nativity and Michael Winterbottom’s Silver Bear winning The Road to Guantanamo.

Through his new company – Prodigal – Lee has just delivered The Last Tree, a feature pilot for Creative England and the BFI. He’s also in advanced development on Number9Dream, an adaptation of David Mitchell’s Booker Prize nominated novel with Asif Kapadia (Amy) attached to direct, among a number of other film and tv projects.

Based in Leamington Spa, Lee produces regularly for the BBC’s Doctors and is represented by Ian Benson of The Agency.

Steve Ball
Associate Director - Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Steve trained as a teacher and taught in Essex and Barcelona before training as an actor at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. He worked for a number of children’s theatre and theatre in education companies before coming to Birmingham in 1986 and founding Language Alive! and Catalyst, two of the region’s leading  educational theatre companies. He has also worked as a writer and producer for BBC Education, lectured at universities in the US and Australia and was Head of Arts for Birmingham City Council from 2001 to 2003. Steve has contributed to a number of journals and books, has an MA in Arts Management and a doctorate in Arts Education.  Steve is Executive Producer of The ASSITEJ World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences to be held in Birmingham in July 2016.

Karin Heslop
Agent - Mouthpiece Management

Mouthpiece Management is a local theatrical agency now in its 10th  year of business. Karen is one of two company directors at Mouthpiece Productions ltd. who have been touring locally and nationally for the past 15 years – this year look out for Brummegem Pals a brand new show touring Midlands Venues.

Karin also works as a one to one acting coach for established talent as well as newcomers to the industry.

www.mouthpiecemanagement.co.uk

www.mouthpieceproductions.net

www.121actingcoach.co.uk

Special Guests

  • Karl Loxley
    Karl Loxley
Karl Loxley

Born in Coventry, England in 1990, Karl discovered his ability to sing whilst appearing in his school production of Les Miserables to great acclaim. Karl shot to recent fame from appearing on the BBC One show The Voice singing the famous opera aria ‘Nessun Dorma’ to over 9 million viewers and receiving many standing ovations from all the coaches giving Rita Ora shivers rating his performance as “Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!” Karl made Sir Tom Jones final 8 out of a staggering 48,000 people who auditioned for the show.

Prior to his TV success Karl trained at the prestigious Guildford School of Acting receiving a full scholarship. Karl has since been mentored by the legendary Sir Tom Jones.

With over 1 Million Youtube hits, thousands of twitter followers and a devoted fan base of all ages Karl has performed in various parts of the world in Theatre Productions, Proms Events, Orchestras and his own sell out Concerts.

Some of the venues Karl has performed at include The Theatre Royal Drury Lane for the Laurence Olivier Awards, Du Arena (Abu Dhabi) Belgrade Theatre (Coventry), Birmingham Rep, The Pheasantry (London), De Montfort Hall (Leicester) Yvonne Arnaud Theatre (Guildford) Glasgow City Hall and The Grosvenor House Hotel in London as well as luxury Cruise Ships and many other theatres and concert venues throughout the UK.

Karl is heard regularly in interviews and live singing sessions on several regional radio stations. He recently sung his original song ‘Everything I Am’ on BBC Radio Scotland with The Glasgow Philharmonia Orchestra. The same Orchestra that recorded Karl’s new album titled ‘Everything I Am’ featuring songs such as ‘Bring Him Home, Nessun Dorma’ and Mario Lanza’s ‘Be My Love’ as well as putting his own spin on classic pop songs such as ‘Unchained Melody’ and the Elton John classic ‘Your Song’.

Karl would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support. You can follow Karl on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter@Karlloxley

www.karlloxleytenor.com

Details

Date:
Apr 7, 2016
Time:
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
£10.00
Website:
http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/monologueslam-april-2016/

Venue

Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Centenary Square, Broad Street,
Birmingham, B1 2EP United Kingdom
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Phone:
0121 236 4455
Website:
http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/

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