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12 May
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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 11-18 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!

Hosted by Dean Smith (Last Tango in Halifax) and with special guests to boot this will be a fun night out full of talent!

See you in Birmingham again soon!

Winners

  • Reaya Sealey
    Reaya Sealey
    3 Minute and Overall Winner
  • Natalie Hughes
    Natalie Hughes
    Special Mention
  • William Hayes
    William Hayes
    Special Mention
  • Jacade Simpson
    Jacade Simpson
    1 Minute Winner
  • Nia Lane
    Nia Lane
    Youth Round winner
Reaya Sealey
3 Minute and Overall Winner
Natalie Hughes
Special Mention

The Audition by Andrew Ludlam

Spotlight Page

AK Agents

William Hayes
Special Mention

Soldiers Talking Cleanly by Mike Stott

Spotlight Page

Oxford Adams Associates

@willhayes59

Jacade Simpson
1 Minute Winner

I am Man by Marcus Gardley

Spotlight Page

Cole Kitchenn

@Jacades

Nia Lane
Youth Round winner

Youth Round

  • Billy Vale
    Billy Vale
    Special Mention
  • Senya Kang
    Senya Kang
  • Nia Lane
    Nia Lane
    Youth Round winner
  • Louise Mason
    Louise Mason
  • Hannah Young
    Hannah Young
Billy Vale
Special Mention

‘That’s the Name of the Game’ by Joanna Gay

Casting Call Pro Page

Website

Senya Kang

Juniper’s Monologue by Wade Bradford

Twitter: @S_3nya

Casting Call Pro page

Nia Lane
Youth Round winner
Louise Mason

Papa’s Got a Brand New Excuse from The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air

Hannah Young

Leah’s Monologue by Dennis Kelly

1 Minute Round

  • Stephanie Lacey
    Stephanie Lacey
    Masterclass Winner
  • Emma Coates
    Emma Coates
  • Adaya Henry
    Adaya Henry
    Defending Champion
  • Will Teller
    Will Teller
  • William Hayes
    William Hayes
    Special Mention
  • Lee Dempsey
    Lee Dempsey
  • Jacade Simpson
    Jacade Simpson
    1 Minute Winner
  • Amantha Edmead
    Amantha Edmead
Stephanie Lacey
Masterclass Winner

‘Clipped’ by Stephanie Lacey

 

Emma Coates

The Fault In Our Stars (Screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber based on the book by John Green)

Spotlight Page

Rob Groves Personal Management

Adaya Henry
Defending Champion

‘I Wanted to be an Actor’ by Adaya Henry

Spotlight Page

@adayahenry

 

Will Teller

Tender by Abi Morgan

Spotlight Page

@iamwillteller

William Hayes
Special Mention

Soldiers Talking Cleanly by Mike Stott

Spotlight Page

Oxford Adams Associates

@willhayes59

Lee Dempsey

Anniversary Party by Lee Dempsey

Spotlight Page

Broad Acting Management

@leedempseyactor

Jacade Simpson
1 Minute Winner

I am Man by Marcus Gardley

Spotlight Page

Cole Kitchenn

@Jacades

Amantha Edmead

A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes by Marcus Gardly

Spotlight Page

3 Minute Round

  • Rheo Daley
    Rheo Daley
    Masterclass Winner
  • Joanna Gay
    Joanna Gay
    Defending Champion
  • Reaya Sealey
    Reaya Sealey
    3 Minute and Overall Winner
  • Natalie Hughes
    Natalie Hughes
    Special Mention
  • Merete Wells
    Merete Wells
  • Jacob Wright
    Jacob Wright
  • Elizabeth Roberts
    Elizabeth Roberts
  • Debi Massey
    Debi Massey
  • David Holmes
    David Holmes
Rheo Daley
Masterclass Winner

‘Malcolm X’ by Spike Lee and Arnold Perl

Spotlight Profile

Apex Talent Agency

@RheoDaley

Joanna Gay
Defending Champion
Reaya Sealey
3 Minute and Overall Winner
Natalie Hughes
Special Mention

The Audition by Andrew Ludlam

Spotlight Page

AK Agents

Merete Wells

Motherland by Steven Gilroy

Spotlight Page

Kenneth Earle Personal Management

 

Jacob Wright

The Good Father by Christian O’Reilly

Spotlight Page

Principal Artistes

@JacobWright_93

Elizabeth Roberts

Untitled by Elizabeth Roberts

Spotlight Page

A & J Management

@l_robz

Debi Massey

When a Man Loves a Woman by Ronald Bass & Al Franken

@debimasseywm

David Holmes

A Girl He Loved Once by Stefan Golaszewski

Spotlight Page

Rare Talent Actors

@HolmesyDavid

Judges

  • David Lewis Richardson
    David Lewis Richardson
    Director
  • Peter Lloyd
    Peter Lloyd
    Producer
  • Billy Coughlin
    Billy Coughlin
    Actor
  • Andrew Prendergast
    Andrew Prendergast
    Commercial Manager - Parkside Mediahouse
  • Jake Bartle
    Jake Bartle
    Associate Producer - Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Robert Wilkinson
    Robert Wilkinson
    Director Agent - RED Talent Management
  • Frances Land
    Frances Land
    Co Artistic Director - Black Country Touring
David Lewis Richardson
Director

David wrote his first script at the age of 14 and later went on to study Psychology and Drama at the University of Wales before studying film at Bristol University.

He became one of the BBC’s youngest Producer/Directors at the age of 23.

His first film was made for BBC Arts. He went on to direct The Shock of the New which became the most successful arts programme ever made with an audience of over 25 million in the states on its initial broadcast and was voted one of the top 100 TV programmes ever made.

He has directed shows from Eastenders to Shameless and has filmed around the world. He has a reputation for spectacular stunts and has won The Spectacular Scene Award in the Soap Awards. Once asked what he did for a living he replied: “Well I kill people and blow things up.” He went on to produce and direct Hollyoaks for eight years.

More David took two years out from directing to write two feature film scripts before coming to Birmingham to direct Doctors.

David spends a lot of time working with casting directors and is keen to encourage and use new talent.

Peter Lloyd
Producer

Peter Eryl Lloyd
Series Producer – Doctors

Peter began his career as an actor and theatre director before moving into television.  He graduated to floor manager in BBC Features and Leisure at Pebble Mill before moving to BBC Manchester as an Assistant Producer in the Children’s dept.

For BBC Drama, Peter has worked in most production departments:  props, locations, first and second assistant; and after seven years, he trained to become a script editor.

Peter has script edited Dalziel and Pascoe, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Dangerfield.

Peter is currently Series Producer of Doctors which employs over 800 actors a year

Billy Coughlin
Actor

Billy trained as an actor at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Since graduating in 2013 his acting credits include: The Great War (ITV), Doctors (BBC), Peak Practice (ITV), Brother Ladvenu, The Lark (Cockpit Theatre), George, A Million Little Hands (Arts Theatre) Ferdinand, The Tempest (Minack Theatre), Puck, A Midsummer Nights Dream (Outdoor UK Tour).

His Associate/Directing Credits include: The Glass Supper (Hampstead Theatre) The Father (Trafalgar Studios), The Mentalists (Wyndhams Theatre, West End) The Cocktail Party (The Print Room) Moonfleece (The Print Room) You, Maverick (Arcola Theatre), Life’s a Blague (Soho Theatre), Blithe Spirit (Crescent Theatre).

Billy is currently working at the Birmingham REP as their Agent for Change.

Andrew Prendergast
Commercial Manager - Parkside Mediahouse

Andrew Prendergast has been Commercial Manager at Parkside Mediahouse since 2015 during which time he has forged links with local and national production companies and brought commercial media production into the studio facilities. Recent clients include BBC, Affixxius Films and Invisible Artists who used the studios to produce broadcast and online content. While at the studios Andrew produced the feature film ‘An American Exorcism’, the first in a planned series of features for the studios. Before his current role, Andrew produced commercials for Vermillion Films, video games for Konami and produced and directed feature films for the Sci Fi Channel for 8 years in Los Angeles while selling intellectual property including the 2000AD catalogue to major studios through representation at ICM. He is the recipient of the DTI International Secondment Award and of the Coca Cola Best Film Award for his graduation film from Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design.

Jake Bartle
Associate 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 of 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 Theatres, 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).

Robert Wilkinson
Director Agent - RED Talent Management

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.  Good luck to everyone performing tonight.

Robert is also chair of Live and Local, an Arts Council funded organisation promoting rural touring across seven Midlands counties.

Frances Land
Co Artistic Director - Black Country Touring

Frances Land has worked in theatre since the late 1980s firstly as a performer and since 2008 as a Director. The work she has been involved in has been across a range of scales and locations. Her passion is in creating new work drawn from those real life stories we rarely get to hear and in reaching audiences who rarely if ever have the opportunity to enter the doors of a building based theatre.

Since 2005 Frances has been the Co-Artistic Director of Black Country Touring (BCT), an arts organisation working across the four local authority areas of Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton. The company brings professional dance and theatre to communities across the area and creates new productions born out of the stories of the diverse communities who live in the region. BCT productions are developed through a process of research, training local volunteers to gather and record stories relevant to the theme and by then working collaboratively with professional artists and volunteers to devise the work.    

Co Artistic Director on production work with Black Country Touring includes:

2006 – Apna Ghar – a site specific production based on stories from South Asian women who settled in the Black Country.

2008 – The Corner Shop – a site specific production for empty shop units based on stories from local shopkeepers and their families from the 1950’s to the present day.

2012 – Eat! – a production in four caravans based on stories collected around the joyous and often complex relationship we have with food.

2017 – Life’s a Beach

September 2014 – Black Country Creative People & Places – Currently Interim Director for an Arts Council funded project to develop audiences and arts activity across the Black Country an area of high social deprivation and low engagement with the arts.

2008 – 2012 Foursight Theatre Company – Co Artistic Director. The company specialised in devised theatre and women’s stories. Productions included: Reans Girls, Pertencia and Can Any Mother Help me?

Special Guest

  • In The Heights
    In The Heights
    BITA
In The Heights
BITA

“One of the most exciting upcoming youth theatre groups in Birmingham.” Love Midlands Theatre on ‘13’.

Birmingham Institute of Theatre Arts (BITA) presents an amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe of IN THE HEIGHTS.

From the mind of Lin Manuel-Miranda, the genius behind the multi-award winning HAMILTON comes a musical that tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighbourhood. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS was the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

BITA are a drama school run by not-for-profit arts groups 4Stage Arts Ltd and trains young people from the ages of 12-19 weekly during term time.

Details

Date:
May 12
Time:
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
£10
Event Category:

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/

Upcoming Events

 
Audition for the chance to perform at MonologueSlam UK London in the Youth Round (age 11-17). The show will take place on Friday 24th November.
Audition for the chance to perform at MonologueSlam UK London. The show will take place on Friday 24th November.
MonologueSlam UK Masterclasses are part of the TCN’s continued drive to promote and develop talent. Two attendees will be chosen from the Masterclass to perform at MonologueSlam UK.
MonologueSlam UK – the industry showcase for actors from all backgrounds returns to Birmingham REP in November.

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MonologueSlam UK is THE industry showcase for actors from all backgrounds and profiles. Sponsored by Spotlight and supported by industry as a whole, MonologueSlam UK is open to everyone.

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Rosanna Lambe

After MonologueSlam Manchester I was approached by three agents! Thank you TriForce for the opportunity!
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After MonologueSlam Manchester I was approached by three agents! Thank you TriForce for the opportunity!

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I was part of the first MonologueSlam in Cardiff - It completely exceeded all my expectations. The whole night was awesome...
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I was part of the first MonologueSlam in Cardiff - It completely exceeded all my expectations. The whole night was awesome not only for the people competing but for the audience as well!

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I found the Masterclass a great way to refresh my skills after having had a break from acting. Gary Pillai...
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I found the Masterclass a great way to refresh my skills after having had a break from acting. Gary Pillai created a non competitive and relaxed atmosphere allowing us to show our true selves.

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I adore all that TriForce are, do and represent. I feel exceptionally lucky for all that you've given me. I'm...
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I adore all that TriForce are, do and represent. I feel exceptionally lucky for all that you've given me. I'm in a great place, with a new agent - Gordon and French - and my second TV job ahead. I honestly wouldn't be in this place without the support and opportunities given to me through The Actors Gym with the fabulous Babou, MonologueSlams and ongoing advice and guidance from the entireTriForce team. THANK YOU!

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