MonologueSlam UK returns to The REP!
Performers from all backgrounds and disciplines undertake a gruelling series of auditions, including a youth round for 11-18 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!
Tickets now available to book online!
If you’re interested in performing at MonologueSlam UK in Birmingham, please click on How To Apply on the menu.
Ballerina Battles by Steven Daley
Ballerina Battles by Steven Daley
Demons by D M Lawsom
1 Minute Round
3 Minute Round
Burying Your Brother in the Pavement by Jack Thorne
The Great Debaters by Robert Eisele
Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn
Lee Mason is a Drama Commissioning Executive at Channel 4, overseeing upcoming dramas Crazyhead, Loaded and ABC. Beginning in TV production, Lee worked as a Script Editor on the series Teachers at Tiger Aspect, Development Producer at Endemol, Head of Development at Shed Media (best known Waterloo Road and Footballers’ Wives ) and as Development Executive at Keshet International (producers of Homeland). Most recently, Lee was Commissioning Editor of Channel 4’s long-running soap Hollyoaks.
Grainne began her career researching for a Documentary Film company in Belfast before venturing into Television Drama Production in Birmingham as a Unit Manager and then Location Manager on Doctors and The Afternoon Plays. After a few years on the production side she made the move into script development working as a Script Editor on Doctors and Series 2 of Land Girls and later as Script Producer on all three series of WPC56. Last year she went back to Belfast to Script Edit on period drama ‘My Mother and Other Strangers’ produced by BBC NI which is due for transmission later this year. In March 2016 she returned to Birmingham and is currently a Producer on BBC Doctors.
Alison Solomon is a Freelance Casting Director working in theatre, film and art film. She also undertakes consultancy work, public speaking, dramaturgy and runs masterclasses, workshops and one-to-ones for actors, poets, and professionals.
Since moving back into freelance work, Alison has also reignited her love of creative writing, poetry, songwriting, art and design with a writing, storytelling and performance commission and an on-going art residency.
Robert is an actor, writer, and more recently an agent, with over 30 years experience in the business. He was a director of the award winning Tic Toc Theatre Company from the early 80s until 1991, producing and performing in all of their plays, notably Hooligans which won a Fringe First, ran at the Donmar Warehouse, and was recorded as a television play by Yorkshire TV.
With Tic Toc he also helped run a business that promoted performers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival like Mike Myers, Frank Skinner, Lee Evans, Harry Enfield, Julian Clary, and many others .
Robert has worked across all disciplines in the business, and has an MA in TV Scriptwriting from De Montfort University, an avenue he is keen to develop further.
In 2012 Robert set up Red Talent Management, representing professional actors and creatives. The agency is growing in strength and numbers, and the team are big fans of Monologue Slam, having a few Winners on the slate, including Aimee Powell, Vincent Fox, Charlie Ives and young actor Billy Vale.
Robert is also chair of Live and Local, an Arts Council funded organisation promoting rural touring across seven Midlands counties.
Sarah Hughes is Alan Ayckbourn’s casting director and has also freelanced extensively for the Entertainment Department of the BBC. Other theatre work includes plays for the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, and Theatre Royal Northampton, and many projects for Frantic Assembly. She was also a Senior Cast Co-ordinator for the London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies. In 2015 among other projects she cast Peter Gill’s As Good a Time as Any for the Print Room, and Jack Thorne’s The Secret Life of Sugar Water for Graeae. Recently she cast the 2016 Stephen Joseph Theatre summer season including Alan Ayckbourn’s 80th play, Othello for Stafford Shakespeare Festival, Things I Know to be True for Frantic Assembly, and is currently casting The House of Bernarda Alba for Graeae and the Royal Exchange Manchester. She is a member of the Casting Directors’ Guild.
Tessa is an Associate Director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. She was previously the Literary Director at Paines Plough and a Literary Associate at the National Theatre of Scotland.
For Birmingham Repertory Theatre: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Quiet House, Folk Back Down, Circles, A Christmas Carol and The Mother. Elsewhere;The Gatekeeper (The Manchester Royal Exchange); Dream Pill and Dancing Bears (Clean Break, Soho Theatre), The Kitchen Sink (Hull Truck) and The Company Will Forgive….. (National Theatre of Scotland).