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10 Apr
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MonologueSlam UK debuts at the West Yorkshire Playhouse!

Performers from all backgrounds and disciplines undertake a gruelling series of auditions, including a youth round for 11-16 year olds, before 20 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).

Youth Round

  • Jack Moorby
    Jack Moorby
  • Gaia Ottman
    Gaia Ottman
    Youth Round Special Mention
  • Ellie Dormer
    Ellie Dormer
  • Eddie House
    Eddie House
  • Connor Milner
    Connor Milner
Jack Moorby

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Gaia Ottman
Youth Round Special Mention
Ellie Dormer

Premonition by Edward Albee
Spotlight Page
http://www.scalakids.com/

Eddie House

Treehouses by Elizabeth Kuti
@HouseEddie

Connor Milner

Good Will Hunting by Ben Affleck & Matt Damon

 

1 Minute Round

  • Lydia Lakemoore
    Lydia Lakemoore
    Masterclass Winner
  • Carol Plant
    Carol Plant
    Masterclass Winner
  • Tom Gibbons
    Tom Gibbons
    1 Minute Special Mention
  • Neal Gavyn
    Neal Gavyn
  • Mark Szym
    Mark Szym
  • Jodie Taibi
    Jodie Taibi
  • Hannah Margaret
    Hannah Margaret
    Overall Winner
  • Emma Leah Golding
    Emma Leah Golding
  • Angela Clare
    Angela Clare
Lydia Lakemoore
Masterclass Winner

Reasons to be Pretty by Neil Labute

Spotlight Page

@LydiaLakemoore

http://www.keddiescott.com/

Carol Plant
Masterclass Winner

A Letter to Alan by Carol Plant
Spotlight Page
http://www.johndoemgt.com/

Tom Gibbons
1 Minute Special Mention

The Winterling by Jez Butterworth
Spotlight Page
http://www.limemanagement.tv/home
@tomgibbons8

Neal Gavyn
Mark Szym

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Spotlight Page

Jodie Taibi

Getting Out by Marsha Norman
Spotlight Page
http://www.sallyhope.biz/

Emma Leah Golding
Angela Clare

Love My Rifle More Than You by Kayla Williams
Spotlight Page
@EndeavourFilms

3 Minute Round

  • Samantha Bell
    Samantha Bell
    Masterclass Winner
  • Rommi Smith
    Rommi Smith
    3 Minute Special Mention
  • Luke McGibney
    Luke McGibney
    Masterclass Winner
  • Patricia Jones
    Patricia Jones
  • Pam Hilton
    Pam Hilton
  • Lee Toomes
    Lee Toomes
  • Katie Eleanor Dawson
    Katie Eleanor Dawson
  • Kash Arshad
    Kash Arshad
  • Jurell Carter
    Jurell Carter
    Overall Winner
  • Hellie Cranney
    Hellie Cranney
  • Brendan McCoy
    Brendan McCoy
Samantha Bell
Masterclass Winner
Rommi Smith
3 Minute Special Mention

Kendrix’s Napkin Note to Miss Gloria Silver, Birdland, 1959 by Bebe J Campbell
http://www.rommi-smith.co.uk/

Luke McGibney
Masterclass Winner

Richard III by William Shakespeare
Spotlight Page
@lukemcgibney

Patricia Jones

The Trouble with Men by Ed Waugh and Terry Wood
Spotlight Page
http://www.afamanagement.co.uk/
@patriciajones54

Pam Hilton

Cleopatra’s Letter by Jill Smith
Spotlight Page
http://www.actorsdirect.org.uk/

Lee Toomes

Modern Dance for Beginners by Sarah Phelps (Adapted)
Spotlight Page
http://www.eoc-management.co.uk/
@leetoomes

Katie Eleanor Dawson

This Application Will Save Your Life by Clare Fisher
Spotlight Page

Kash Arshad
Jurell Carter
Overall Winner

Slow Time by Roy Williams
Spotlight Page

Hellie Cranney
Brendan McCoy

Judges

  • Maureen Magee
    Maureen Magee
  • Lynsey Taylor
    Lynsey Taylor
  • Faye Styring
    Faye Styring
  • Kay Magson
    Kay Magson
  • Jo Adamson-Parker
    Jo Adamson-Parker
  • Mark Rosenblatt
    Mark Rosenblatt
Maureen Magee

Maureen Magee – Agent (Northern Lights Management).

Maureen began her career as an actress, theatre director and writer. She appeared in numerous northern tv dramas and worked as a writer for ITV, or two series of the children’s programme Allsorts. She was then resident Artistic Director of the Arts Council funded Open Hand Theatre Company for 10 years, during which time she wrote and directed a number of new plays which were toured both nationally and internationally.

Maureen began work as an Agent with Northern Lights Actors Management 12 years ago and works alongside Angela Cowton from their office in Yorkshire.

Lynsey Taylor

Casting Assistant – ITV

Lynsey has been working as a Casting Assistant for ITV for 3 years, she works closely with Faye Styring casting for Emmerdale.

Faye Styring

Casting Director – ITV

Faye has been working in Television for the last 22 years.  She started out her career working as a Casting Assistant for Yorkshire Television where she worked on a variety of drama, comedy and children’s productions.  For the past 11 years, she has been Casting Director for ITV’s ‘Emmerdale’.

Kay Magson

Kay Magson is a casting director and member of the Casting Director’s Guild of Great Britain.

Theatre credits include: The Solid Gold Cadillac (Garrick); Dangerous Corner (West Yorkshire Playhouse/West End); Round the Horne… Revisited, Dracula (National tours); Singin’ in the Rain (West Yorkshire Playhouse, NT/National tour); Aspects of Love, All The Fun of the Fair and The Witches of Eastwick (National Tours); Kes (Liverpool and National Tour); Great Expectations (ETT/Watford and National tor),Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall) and national tours of Beautiful Thing, James & The Giant Peach, Horrible Histories and many more.

Kay was resident at the West Yorkshire Playhouse for 17 years where she cast many shows including the McKellen Ensemble Season, the Patrick Stewart Priestley Season and many others, and also casts regularly for

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Hull Truck, Derby Theatre, Sherman Cardiff and the West Yorkshire Playhouse where she is Associate Artist (Casting).

Jo Adamson-Parker

Jo Adamson-Parker is a Leeds based Casting Director with over 18 years experience casting for a range of projects including Theatre, Television, Short Film and Features. She runs Northern: Drama Acting School based in Leeds.

After leaving the West Yorkshire Playhouse for a freelance career she worked on projects for Rollem Productions, BBC and ITV before becoming part of the core casting team on ‘The Bill’ where she cast over 20 episodes.  She likes to be diverse in her work ranging from the award winning production of ‘Red Riding’ to ‘Chucklevision’ and  cast the directional debut of Hugo Spear entitled ‘Mam’ along with several award winning shorts.

Jo has cast theatre projects for Hull Truck, Manhattan Children’s Theatre, David Pugh Ltd and Pilot Theatre Company.

Her recent projects have included a feature about vampire hunters and a comedy feature about an accidental serial killer! In 2013 she started casting projects for York based theatre company ‘Tutti Frutti’ and has recently cast the directorial debut of Dominic Brunt, ‘The Taking’.

Mark Rosenblatt

Mark is the Associate Director at West Yorkshire Playhouse and Artistic Director of Dumbfounded Theatre. From 2011 to 2013 he was the Associate at the National Theatre Studio. In 1999 he won the JMK Award for Young Directors – he now serves as the JMK Trust’s Vice-Chair.

Credits Include: UNTOLD STORIES and OF MICE AND MEN (West Yorkshire Playhouse), STUART: A LIFE BACKWARDS, (Hightide Festival Theatre and Sheffield Theatres co-production at Topside, Underbelly,Watford Palace & Sheffield Crucible), WILD OATS, (Bristol Old Vic), 66 BOOKS ‘Micah’ and ‘Ephesians’ (The Bush Theatre), MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, (The Watermill Theatre), OUR PLAYS ABOUT FREEDOM, (The Tricycle), HENRY VIII, (Shakespeare’s Globe), JUST BETWEEN OURSELVES, (Theatre Royal, Northampton).

Special Guests

  • Nel and the Elephants
    Nel and the Elephants
Nel and the Elephants

Nel and the Elephants is feel-good band, formed in 2013, made up of people with a real passion for music and a need to perform!

Described as ‘chilled and quirky’ the band play an assortment of jazz, covers and original material from vocalist Nel Belgey.

The band regularly performs around Leeds at venues including Sela Bar and LCoM, and recently featured on BBC Leeds, with presenter Nick Ahad.

Having released their first EP in 2014 and looking to release their second ‘Morning Love’ this summer, the band is growing from strength to strength.

Facebook

Soundcloud

@nelbegley

Winners

  • Rommi Smith
    Rommi Smith
    3 Minute Special Mention
  • Gaia Ottman
    Gaia Ottman
    Youth Round Special Mention
  • Jurell Carter
    Jurell Carter
    Overall Winner
  • Tom Gibbons
    Tom Gibbons
    1 Minute Special Mention
  • Hannah Margaret
    Hannah Margaret
    Overall Winner
Rommi Smith
3 Minute Special Mention

Kendrix’s Napkin Note to Miss Gloria Silver, Birdland, 1959 by Bebe J Campbell
http://www.rommi-smith.co.uk/

Gaia Ottman
Youth Round Special Mention
Jurell Carter
Overall Winner

Slow Time by Roy Williams
Spotlight Page

Tom Gibbons
1 Minute Special Mention

The Winterling by Jez Butterworth
Spotlight Page
http://www.limemanagement.tv/home
@tomgibbons8

Details

Date:
Apr 10, 2015
Time:
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
£7.00 – £10.00
Website:
http://www.wyp.org.uk/what's-on/2015/monologueslam-uk/

Venue

West Yorkshire Playhouse
Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill
Leeds, LS2 7UP
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Upcoming Events

 
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.
Audition for the chance to perform at the National MonologueSlam UK Final in London. The show will take place on Monday 17th December 2018.
MonologueSlam UK – the industry showcase for actors from all backgrounds returns to Los Angeles in November.
Audition for the chance to perform in the Youth Round (11-17) at MonologueSlam UK London. The show will take place on Monday 17 December.

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