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MonologueSlam UK at Theatre Royal Stratford East – the Winners Edition!

For our MonologueSlams, 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.  The final MonologueSlam of 2016 is our special Winners Edition, with winners from all over the UK battling it out to be the MonologueSlam UK 2016 Champion!

Tickets are now available to book!

MonologueSlam UK brings you the newest and most exciting talent in the UK.

Hosted by both of our MonologueSlam UK hosts, Chizzy Akudolu (Holby City) and Dean Smith (Last Tango in Halifax)!

Winners

  • Adam Elwasila
    Adam Elwasila
    Youth Round Winner
  • Maia Watkins
    Maia Watkins
    Special Mention
  • Kayla Meikle
    Kayla Meikle
    3 Minute Winner
  • Connor Mills
    Connor Mills
    Special Mention
  • Hannah Margaret
    Hannah Margaret
    Overall Winner
  • Emmanuel Akinbami
    Emmanuel Akinbami
    Special Mention
Adam Elwasila
Youth Round Winner

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Maia Watkins
Special Mention

BU21 by Stuart Slade

Spotlight Page

Cole Kitchenn

@maiajw

Kayla Meikle
3 Minute Winner

Tupperware by Kayla Meikle

Spotlight Page

@kaylalalalaaa

Connor Mills
Special Mention

Birthday by Joe Penhall

Spotlight Page

DAA Management

Hannah Margaret
Overall Winner

Welcome To Disneyland by Hannah Margaret

Spotlight Page

The Narrow Road Company

@hannahmaggie91

 

Emmanuel Akinbami
Special Mention

The Killing Class by David Fielding

Youth Round

  • Alexander Uzoka
    Alexander Uzoka
  • Adam Elwasila
    Adam Elwasila
    Youth Round Winner
  • Emmanuel Akinbami
    Emmanuel Akinbami
    Special Mention
  • Tyler Austin
    Tyler Austin
  • Jerdane Calder
    Jerdane Calder
  • Freya Hannan Mills
    Freya Hannan Mills
Alexander Uzoka

Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth

Adam Elwasila
Youth Round Winner

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Emmanuel Akinbami
Special Mention

The Killing Class by David Fielding

Tyler Austin

Monologue TBC

Jerdane Calder

Monologue TBC

Freya Hannan Mills

Six Primroses Each by Ellen Dryden

Spotlight Page

A & J Management

1 Minute Round

  • Anna McCormick
    Anna McCormick
    Masterclass Winner
  • Katrina McKeever
    Katrina McKeever
  • James Mensah
    James Mensah
  • Joseph Booton
    Joseph Booton
  • Luke Rollason
    Luke Rollason
  • Connor Mills
    Connor Mills
    Special Mention
  • Winston Sarpong
    Winston Sarpong
  • Richard Rowe-McGhie
    Richard Rowe-McGhie
  • Adaya Henry
    Adaya Henry
  • Hannah Margaret
    Hannah Margaret
    Overall Winner
Anna McCormick
Masterclass Winner

A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride (adapted for the stage by Annie Ryan)

Spotlight Page

@Anna__McCormick

Katrina McKeever

Everything Between Us by David Ireland

Spotlight Page

Williamson and Holmes

@catinherhat

James Mensah

Mars Needs Women, But Not As Much As Arnold Schecter by Rich Orloff

Spotlight Page

NorthOne Management

@James_PM1

Joseph Booton

The Driving Instructor by Bob Newhart

Spotlight Page

Luke Rollason

Piranha Heights by Philip Ridley

Spotlight Page

Louise Gubbay Associates

@LukeRollasonIs

Connor Mills
Special Mention

Birthday by Joe Penhall

Spotlight Page

DAA Management

Winston Sarpong
Richard Rowe-McGhie
Adaya Henry

Monologue TBC

Spotlight Page

@adayarrr

 

Hannah Margaret
Overall Winner

Welcome To Disneyland by Hannah Margaret

Spotlight Page

The Narrow Road Company

@hannahmaggie91

 

3 Minute Round

  • Mark Brent
    Mark Brent
    Masterclass Winner
  • Maia Watkins
    Maia Watkins
    Special Mention
  • Savannah Steyn
    Savannah Steyn
  • Waleed Elgadi
    Waleed Elgadi
  • Philip Duguid-McQuillan
    Philip Duguid-McQuillan
  • Matthew Munden
    Matthew Munden
  • Kayla Meikle
    Kayla Meikle
    3 Minute Winner
  • Joanna Gay
    Joanna Gay
  • Debra Baker
    Debra Baker
  • Addie Akinrinade
    Addie Akinrinade
  • Frances Pooley
    Frances Pooley
Mark Brent
Masterclass Winner
Maia Watkins
Special Mention

BU21 by Stuart Slade

Spotlight Page

Cole Kitchenn

@maiajw

Savannah Steyn

Fences by August Wilson

Waleed Elgadi

Moonwalking by Nicola Wilson

Spotlight Page

Sainou Talent Agency

@waleedelgadi

Philip Duguid-McQuillan
Matthew Munden

Monologue TBC

Spotlight Page

@Matthew_Munden

 

Kayla Meikle
3 Minute Winner

Tupperware by Kayla Meikle

Spotlight Page

@kaylalalalaaa

Joanna Gay

Awkward Meeting by Joanna Gay

Spotlight Page

Mouthpiece Management

@joanna_gay1987

 

Debra Baker
Addie Akinrinade
Frances Pooley

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Casting Call Pro

@FrancesPooley1

 

Judges

  • Andy Brierley
    Andy Brierley
    Casting Director
  • Menhaj Huda
    Menhaj Huda
    Director
  • Rob Kelly
    Rob Kelly
    Casting Director
  • Clint Dyer
    Clint Dyer
    Director/Writer/Actor
  • Amanda Howard
    Amanda Howard
    Agent (AHA Talent)
  • Ramy El-Bergamy
    Ramy El-Bergamy
    Channel 4 (On Screen Diversity Executive)
  • Lisa Walters
    Lisa Walters
    Channel 4 Drama (Development Coordinator)
Andy Brierley
Casting Director

Andy Brierley  – Casting Director

Andy Brierley CDG has worked in casting for over a decade across a wide range of television, film and theatre projects. These range from drama productions such as Silent Witness, The Scandalous Lady W and Remember Me (starring Michael Palin) for the BBC and Top Boy and Run (starring Olivia Colman) for Channel 4 to theatre pieces such as Our Town (Almeida Theatre).

Other television work includes Walliams & Friend (BBC) starring David Walliams, Harmony (Sky) starring Joanna Lumley, the BAFTA-winning Just William (BBC), Stella (Sky), Mitchell and Webb’s Ambassadors (BBC), Give Out Girls (Comedy Cental), Cockroaches (ITV) starring Jack Whitehall and four seasons of Channel 4’s new writing scheme Coming Up. His work in feature film includes Powder Room, starring Sheridan Smith and the forthcoming US feature Cliffs of Freedom.

Prior to setting up his own company, Andy worked as associate to Andy Pryor CDG for five years on shows such as Doctor Who, Whitechapel, Torchwood and various collaborations with Stephen Poliakoff. As associate to Kate Rhodes James CDG, Andy worked on Sherlock, Line of Duty series 1 and Dirk Gently.

Menhaj Huda
Director

Menhaj Huda – Director

Menhaj Huda is the award winning director of the British feature film, “Kidulthood”. Having worked in music videos, commercials and youth TV programmes in the early 90’s, his film career began with the award winning short film “Jump Boy”. This was followed by the ground breaking TV dramas “Queer As Folk 2”, “Is Harry on The Boat?” and a string of prime time British dramas including “Murphy’s Law” and “Blue Murder”.

His second feature film “Everywhere & Nowhere” was released in 2011 and the urban horror-thriller “Comedown” in 2013.  He continues to direct TV dramas while preparing his next feature film projects – recent credits include “Young Dracula” (BBC), Coronation Street (ITV) and The Royals (E! Channel/Lionsgate)

He is an elected Board Member of Directors UK and chairs their BAME Directors Campaign.

Rob Kelly
Casting Director

Rob Kelly – Casting Director

After a career as an actor and dancer, Rob opened up his own talent agency in 2006 – RKA Talent, which has grown to become one of the most successful agencies in the UK known for discovering, nurturing and looking after the careers of emerging, experienced and award-winning actors. Just over 2 years ago, Rob moved away from the agency and paired up with his business partner and Co-Casting Director Kerrie Mailey CSA, to work as a Casting Director with her and has since cast shows for companies such as Disney, Netflix, CBBC, Nickelodeon, Lionsgate/E! and King Bert Productions. 

Clint Dyer
Director/Writer/Actor

Clint Dyer – Director/Writer/Actor

Clint has acted for 25 years in film, TV and theatre, starring in films such as SUS, The Trail, Cherps, Mr Inbetween, Everybody Loves Sunshine aka BUSTED, Love Me Still and appearing in the likes of The Club, Montana, Unknown, Sahara, Agora, Mr  Bean 2, Shopping etc.

Soon to be seen Starring in MINE, opposite Armie Hammer and has just finished filming ‘The Stoic’ opposite Antonio Banderos. TV  includes Fallout, Trial & retribution, Dalziel & Pascoe, Inspector Linley, The Commander, Lock Stock, Thief Takers, Prime Suspect etc.

On stage he has worked with heralded directors like Mike Leigh, Dominic Cooke, Micheal Attenbourgh, Jane Howel, Ian Brown, Mike Bradwell, Madani Yohonis, Gbolahan Obesisan, Dawn Walton, and the legendary Philip Hedley, etc

Most recently on stage at National Theatre in August Wilson’s Play ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ directed by Dominic Cook, for which he won best actor in the I.A.R.Awards. It also won the Olivier Award for best Revival and had three Evening Standard Nominations.

Clint won Best actor at the British Urban Film Awards, Screen Nation Film and Television Awards, Liege International Film Festival and The Texas Black Film Festival for ‘SUS’ . He was also nominated for the Independent Spirit Award at the Screen Nation Film and Television Awards for ‘SUS’.

In 2003 he was Nominated for best actor for Ice Cool Reception  and Cherps in 2003 at the BFM awards. 

Clint directed the Olivier, Evening Standard, TMA and What’s On Theatre Goers, nominated show ‘THE BIG LIFE’,  at TRSE, bringing it to the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, making it the first Black British musical to go the West End. He went on to Write and Direct ‘Emergency’ and ‘Sylvia Plath’,  and also to direct the award winning ‘The Westbridge’ all at the Royal Court Theatre.  Again with the Royal Court he wrote and acted in ‘The big idea-The New Order’ and directed ‘Death of England’ starring Rafe Spall, which was a co-produced film with the Guardian Newspaper online. He directed the hit “Roy Williams’s play ‘Kingston 14’ at Theatre Royal Stratford-East.

As a writer, Clint has been commissioned by BBC Films ,Scala Films, Screen East, Ealing Studios, Theatre Royal Stratford East. The Royal National Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, Soho Theatre Company.

Clint Dyer’s  Agent: Femi Ogunns IAG (acting) Laura Rouke ITG (directing)

Amanda Howard
Agent (AHA Talent)

Amanda Howard – Agent (AHA Talent)

Amanda has been a talent agent for over 30 years. She started up Amanda Howard Associates ( now called AHA Talent) 20 years ago, which represents a list of actors and creatives covering a all aspects of theatre, television and film. 

Ramy El-Bergamy
Channel 4 (On Screen Diversity Executive)

Ramy El-Bergamy – Channel 4 (On Screen Diversity Executive)

Ramy is On Screen Diversity Executive at Channel 4. His focus is on delivering on the commitments in C4’s 360˚ Diversity Charter. He works in partnership with Commissioning at C4, the independent sector and talent to ensure the best people are being recruited onscreen from the widest possible pool.

Prior to joining Channel 4, Ramy worked in the independent sector for 10 years, primarily in casting. He has experience working across a broad range of programmes and genres, and most recent credits of his time in the sector included hit shows such as Big Brother and The Voice.

Lisa Walters
Channel 4 Drama (Development Coordinator)

Lisa Walters – Channel 4 Drama (Development Coordinator)

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.

Special Guest

  • Jermain Jackman
    Jermain Jackman
Jermain Jackman

21 year old Singer & songwriter Jermain Jackman is one of the UK’s most innovative, interesting and unique performers, He was crowned winner of BBC’s The Voice UK in 2014.

Blessed with a beautifully rich baritone, Jackman’s renditions during The Voice UK of, ‘House is not a home’, ‘Wrecking Ball’ and ‘I’m telling you’ (which have had over 11 millions views online) where simply stunning, showing off his incredible range as a singer.

He’s a natural, from baritone to alto, inventive vocalist who manages to push the boundaries of possibility, while retaining a delicacy and restraint that is admirable.  Recently having worked on his own brand of brilliantly upbeat, Soulful Pop, Jackman’s vintage sound has one foot in the 60’s and 70’s, while the other is pointed firmly towards the future.

 In addition to being an incredible vocalist, there are many other facets to Jermain. He’s working with chart topping producers whilst pursuing his role as a political activist. He was tagged a being the ‘Singing Politican’ by Sir Tom Jones and referred to as Britain’s first Singing Black Prime Minister by Leading Tabloids.

Currently studying Politics at Leeds University, he is determined to project himself beyond the pop charts in order to use his voice as a tool for social change. This Altruistic musician who seamlessly balances his musical aspirations with his political ones, this talented, ambitious and driven young man truly wants to affect change.

 At a young age, Jermain was reluctant to push himself. “I’d hide in the toilets at school because I was told that singing wasn’t really ‘cool’”, but when he was 15, he entered another competition, ‘Hackney v Harlem’. The premise was singers from the London competing against singers from the US. Despite seriously stiff competition, he won and was flown to New York to sing at the legendary Harlem Apollo Theatre.

 He calls Hackney Empire his home stage as he describes the countless of times performing here and each time taking away something different.

 Jermain later joined the Hackney Empire Community Choir, through which he was asked to sing backing vocals for Leona Lewis. It was backstage at Radio 1’s Hackney Weekender in 2012 that he first met Will.i.am. After hearing Jermain sing, Will suggested him to audition for The Voice. “The thing is, I’d already applied the year before, but I only got through to the producer stage. It knocked my confidence,” he admits. “I stopped singing, temporarily, and decided to focus more on politics and the Hackney Youth Parliament.”

 On Will’s encouragement, he applied again, and this time was successful, going on to win the series in front of 10 million people. “It was a great experience,” says Jermain who was working in the Islington library. “The reason I entered the Voice is for the very reason it’s focused on vocals not looks. I learnt a lot about how the industry works and how to network and how to be ‘an artist’, if you like: the time, the hard work, the dedication that it takes. I’m so grateful for the opportunity, and now I’m ready to prove I have what it takes.”

 Whether expressing himself musically or politically, Jermain is a charismatic, thought-provoking performer and politician-in-waiting. He has gone from strength to strength and released his self-titled Debut Album in March last year.

 “Music is my first love and being in a musical environment is just magical. It’s what I want to do for the rest of my life. It’s quite simple really; I just want to change the world, one song at a time.”

@JermainJackman

Jermain Jackman

Details

Date:
Dec 12, 2016
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
£12
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Venue

Theatre Royal Stratford East
Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford
London, E15 1BN
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Website:
http://www.stratfordeast.com/

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