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MonologueSlam UK at Mercury Theatre Colchester!

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MonologueSlam UK is THE industry showcase for actors. The showcase takes place across the UK with an annual national final in London in December. The only industry showcase to be sponsored by casting directory Spotlight, MonologueSlam UK is renowned for offering a direct link between talent and the industry. Following a lengthy audition process, 22 actors are given the opportunity to perform for a welcoming audience and an industry panel. An added element of competition raises the stakes for the chosen performers. MonologueSlam UK brings you the most exciting new UK talent!

MonologueSlam UK Essex is hosted by actor Dean Smith (Last Tango in Halifax).

Auditions are open to all, with a Youth Round for 11-18 year olds and two adult rounds for over 18’s.

If you are interested in auditioning for the show, please click on How to Apply on the menu.

Winners

  • Paul Bradley
    Paul Bradley
    Special Mention
  • Vee Tames
    Vee Tames
    Youth Round Winner
  • Jenny Wills
    Jenny Wills
    3 Minute Round Winner
  • Benjamin Powell
    Benjamin Powell
    3 Minute Round Special Mention
  • Winston Sarpong
    Winston Sarpong
    Overall Winner
  • Annie Mwampulo
    Annie Mwampulo
    1 Minute Round Special Mention
Paul Bradley
Special Mention

Capstick Comes Home by Tony Capstick

Spotlight Page

Goldmans Management

Vee Tames
Youth Round Winner

Age of Consent by Peter Morris

@TamesVee

Jenny Wills
3 Minute Round Winner

Who’s Afraid of the Working Class by Andrew Bovell

Spotlight Page

MacFarlane Chard Commercials

@jennywills7

Benjamin Powell
3 Minute Round Special Mention

How to Disappear Completely and Never by Found by Finn Kennedy

Spotlight Page

@BennyPow

Winston Sarpong
Overall Winner

The Ghost of Detention by DM Larson

Casting Call Pro Page

@winstonsarpong

Annie Mwampulo
1 Minute Round Special Mention

Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

Casting Call Pro Page

@Exsay

Youth Round

  • Ben Williams
    Ben Williams
  • Paul Bradley
    Paul Bradley
    Special Mention
  • Vee Tames
    Vee Tames
    Youth Round Winner
  • Lizzie Hayward
    Lizzie Hayward
  • Jordan Guerrero
    Jordan Guerrero
  • Harvey Alcott
    Harvey Alcott
  • Ella Horgan
    Ella Horgan
Ben Williams

Garden State by Zach Braff

Paul Bradley
Special Mention

Capstick Comes Home by Tony Capstick

Spotlight Page

Goldmans Management

Vee Tames
Youth Round Winner

Age of Consent by Peter Morris

@TamesVee

Lizzie Hayward

Murder to What Degree by Deborah Maddox

Jordan Guerrero

Pitchfork Disney by Philip Ridley

Harvey Alcott

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Spotlight Page

Agent: Italia Conti

Ella Horgan

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

1 Minute Round

  • Sara Jane Derrick
    Sara Jane Derrick
  • Winston Sarpong
    Winston Sarpong
    Overall Winner
  • Sabrina Chiemeka
    Sabrina Chiemeka
  • Annie Mwampulo
    Annie Mwampulo
    1 Minute Round Special Mention
Sara Jane Derrick

Immaculate by Oliver Lansley

Spotlight Page

Winston Sarpong
Overall Winner

The Ghost of Detention by DM Larson

Casting Call Pro Page

@winstonsarpong

Sabrina Chiemeka

Lost Souls by Sabrina Chiemeka

Spotlight Page

En Vogue Talent

@Sabrinachiemeka

Annie Mwampulo
1 Minute Round Special Mention

Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

Casting Call Pro Page

@Exsay

3 Minute Round

  • Sophie Farquhar
    Sophie Farquhar
    Masterclass Winner
  • Yasmin Jafri
    Yasmin Jafri
  • Shane Whitworth
    Shane Whitworth
  • Nicola Goodchild
    Nicola Goodchild
  • Leanne Cain
    Leanne Cain
  • Jessica Andrade
    Jessica Andrade
  • Jenny Wills
    Jenny Wills
    3 Minute Round Winner
  • Jack Biggs
    Jack Biggs
  • Benjamin Powell
    Benjamin Powell
    3 Minute Round Special Mention
Sophie Farquhar
Masterclass Winner

Proof by David Auburn

Spotlight Page

@sophiefarquhar

Yasmin Jafri

Out by Yasmin Jafri

Casting Call Pro Page

Shane Whitworth

Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth

Casting Call Pro Page

Nicola Goodchild

Fleabag by Phoebe Waller Bridge

Spotlight Page

The BWH Agency

@GoodchildByName

Leanne Cain

Many Moons by Alice Birch

Spotlight Page

@Miss_Cain

Jessica Andrade

Letter to Myself by Jessica Andrade

Spotlight Page

@JessyLAndrade

Jenny Wills
3 Minute Round Winner

Who’s Afraid of the Working Class by Andrew Bovell

Spotlight Page

MacFarlane Chard Commercials

@jennywills7

Jack Biggs

Good Will Hunting by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Casting Call Pro

@THEJackBiggs

Benjamin Powell
3 Minute Round Special Mention

How to Disappear Completely and Never by Found by Finn Kennedy

Spotlight Page

@BennyPow

Judges

  • Nathan Brine
    Nathan Brine
    Associate Producer - Mercury Theatre
  • Manpreet Dosanjh
    Manpreet Dosanjh
    Commissioning Executive (Channel 4 Drama)
  • Lisa Walters
    Lisa Walters
    Commissioning Executive – Channel 4 Drama
  • Shane Collins
    Shane Collins
    Agent - Shane Collins Associates
  • Rob Salmon
    Rob Salmon
    Associate Director - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Nathan Brine
Associate Producer - Mercury Theatre

Nathan is currently the Associate Producer at The Mercury Theatre, he arrived there just under 2 years ago through the Stage One New Producers Scheme. Prior to The Mercury, Nathan trained as an actor at ArtsEd School of Acting and worked on both Stage and Screen for nearly a decade. Alongside acting Nathan discovered Producing, and quickly realised that’s where his true passion and indeed talents were, which led him to begin Producing, initially TV & Film Pitch Packages but then more exclusively in theatre, which is why he is so happy to be working at The Mercury where the quality and variety of work produced and indeed programmed is huge.

Manpreet Dosanjh
Commissioning Executive (Channel 4 Drama)

Manpreet worked in the BBC’s Radio Drama Department for over 4 years – assisting on productions for Radio 3 and Radio 4 before moving across to the Asian Network as Script Editor on continuing drama Silver Street. She then joined EastEnders as Script Producer where she was part of the creative team that produced the Who Killed Lucy storyline – concluding her tenure by producing the 30th Anniversary Live Week episodes. She then spent a year at ITV Studios working as a Script Executive on the highly acclaimed crime drama Vera before joining Channel 4 in 2015. Manpreet is currently the Commissioning Editor for Hollyoaks.

Lisa Walters
Commissioning Executive – Channel 4 Drama

Lisa Walters worked in documentary production at the BBC before joining Channel 4 Drama to support the then Heads of Department. Today she’s Development Coordinator and part of the development team; keeping a keen eye on emerging talent and  sourcing ideas for compelling, bold, ground-breaking Channel 4 Drama.  She also facilitates new talent initiatives including Coming Up and the 4Playwright Scheme and has championed and shadow script edited for 4Screenwriting –one of the Channel’s most successful schemes for new writers.

Shane Collins
Agent - Shane Collins Associates

Shane is a highly respected agent who originally trained as an Opera Singer with Edwin Francis and went on to study as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

After ‘treading the boards’ as an actor for a short period, he went to work as assistant to the renowned agent Susan Angel.   Susan’s father was the producer Danny Angel and her grandfather was Vivian Van Damm of the Windmill Theatre, so she had an incredible knowledge of the business and taught Shane the art of being a good agent.

In 1986, after six years with Susan and with her blessing, Shane decided to start his own agency, which is now recognised as a market-leader.

He can boast an eclectic list of clients who work across all media. In particular he gets immense satisfaction from working with graduates, helping them to establish themselves in a competitive business.

Shane’s larger than life character and his knowledge of the business are widely recognised and he is often invited to appear as an ‘expert’ on television and radio throughout the world.  He lectures regularly  at Drama Schools ,speaks at Festivals and, over the years, he has also directed all of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas.

His passion for theatre has never diminished and he is proud to see so many clients achieve greatness, knowing that he has been instrumental in their success.

@shanecollinsman

http://www.shanecollins.co.uk/

 

Rob Salmon
Associate Director - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Rob is the Associate Director of the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, where he leads the Pulse artist development programme, as well as the Creative Learning offer and where he also directs work across a variety of platforms. He is currently directing Births, Deaths & Marriages which was developed in association with Birmingham Rep and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, and originally supported by the Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Programme – the production performs at the Pleasance Courtyard throughout this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He recently directed the New Wolsey Young Associates Frequently Asked Questions(national tour), John Osborne’s On the Beach (Edinburgh and touring), prior to that he directed the multi award nominated Party Piece (Edinburgh and touring). He has directed the sell out New Wolsey rock ‘n’ roll pantomimes for the last 6 years. Forthcoming projects include The Turn of the Screw with the New Wolsey Young Companyand a series of readings of new work by offenders with Synergy Theatre Project.

Rob has worked extensively in regional theatre since graduating with first class honours from Bretton Hall College in 2001. He led the creative learning programme at the Dukes Theatre, Lancaster, where he also developed DT3 – a traverse theatre space for work with children and young people. He was the Youth Theatre Director at Salisbury Playhouse, and assisted the trainee resident director Caroline Leslie. He led the education and outreach programme for the Stafford Festival Shakespeare, as well as directing their youth theatre. He was lead practitioner with Borderlines at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme. He delivered the transitional skills programme at the Northern Actors Centre, and is an experienced practitioner working across a variety of complex settings. He has been a board member, school governor, specialist arts advisor and has spent over 10 years as a senior manager in regional theatres.

Rob’s work is driven by narrative, but can be playful in form having been presented on anything from traditional stages to steam trains and a bouncy castle, and extends from the experimental to the mainstream.

http://www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/crateoflearning

Special Guests

  • James Benardout
    James Benardout
    Special Guest
  • Dean Smith
    Dean Smith
    Host
James Benardout
Special Guest

Music meets science in a romantic love affair of melody bangs claps and smacks.

Hailing from London, United Kingdom self taught singer/songwriter James Benardout
takes the world of acoustic percussion and fingerstyle songwriting to the mainstream eye.
With wild percussion, strange gimmicks of a new kind and singing from soul to the soul,
James is as honest and in your face as it gets, so strap on in and enjoy the ride.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSoc1wCgDcMnIpscMa3HCqQ

https://www.facebook.com/JamesBMusic/

https://soundcloud.com/james-benardout-1

Dean Smith
Host

Details

Date:
Nov 7, 2016
Time:
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
£11
Event Category:
Website:
http://mercurytheatre.co.uk/

Venue

Mercury Theatre Colchester
Balkerne Gate
Colchester, Essex CO1 1PT United Kingdom
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Phone:
01206 573948
Website:
http://www.mercurytheatre.co.uk

Upcoming Events

 
Audition for the chance to perform at MonologueSlam UK London. The show will take place on Monday 30 October.
Audition for the chance to perform at MonologueSlam UK London in the Youth Round (age 11-17). The show will take place on Monday 30 October.
Audition for the chance to perform at MonologueSlam UK Manchester. The show will take place on Thursday 26th October.
Audition for the chance to perform at MonologueSlam UK London. The show will take place on Monday 30 October.
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.

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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.

For more information about TriForce Creative Network's other activities, please go to www.thetcn.com

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Caitlin Drabble

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!

Kash Ashard

What an amazing thing MonologueSlam is! I have performed in two now and it is one of the best, most...
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What an amazing thing MonologueSlam is! I have performed in two now and it is one of the best, most fun, most supportive things I have ever done as an actor, I had an absolute blast! Please keep up the good work.

Aisha Walters

I’ve been to Monologue Slam twice and have been amazed by the level of talent I’ve seen. It’s a great...

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Shaheen Baig Casting

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Casting Director
Shaheen Baig Casting

I’ve been to Monologue Slam twice and have been amazed by the level of talent I’ve seen. It’s a great evening and a chance to meet new actors. It’s led to actors coming to meet with us and even gaining roles in some of our projects. I can’t wait to go again.

Meg Travers

I can't thank Triforce enough for the platform and the encouragement. It's such an inspiring event and I'm sure it...

Meg Travers
MonologueSlam Champion 2013

2015-03-23T15:38:41+00:00

Meg Travers
MonologueSlam Champion 2013

I can't thank Triforce enough for the platform and the encouragement. It's such an inspiring event and I'm sure it will continue to be!

Jane Anderson

You're providing a fantastic platform for actors, and the positivity in the room was overwhelming! Keep up the good work!

Jane Anderson
Casting Director

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Jane Anderson
Casting Director

You're providing a fantastic platform for actors, and the positivity in the room was overwhelming! Keep up the good work!