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20 Apr
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MonologueSlam UK at Theatre Royal Stratford East!

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 Chizzy Akudolu (Holby City).

Youth Round

  • James Knusden
    James Knusden
  • Rihad Uddin-Ahmed
    Rihad Uddin-Ahmed
  • Michael Bunani
    Michael Bunani
    Youth Round Winner
  • Hannah Akhalu
    Hannah Akhalu
  • Ellis George
    Ellis George
    Youth Round Special Mention
James Knusden

‘School Play’ Author Unknown

Rihad Uddin-Ahmed
Michael Bunani
Youth Round Winner

Roses Are Red by Janet B. Milstein

Hannah Akhalu

I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given To Me by a Young Lady From Rwanda – Author Unkown

Ellis George
Youth Round Special Mention

Oxford Street – Author Unknown

1 Minute Round

  • Katie Anderson
    Katie Anderson
    Masterclass Winner
  • Sam Hevicon
    Sam Hevicon
    Defending Champion
  • Shaun Cowlishaw
    Shaun Cowlishaw
    1 Minute Round Special Mention
  • Jeremy Ang Jones
    Jeremy Ang Jones
  • Leanne Everitt
    Leanne Everitt
  • Larner Wallace-Taylor
    Larner Wallace-Taylor
    1 Minute Round Winner
  • Hal Geller
    Hal Geller
  • Aaron Millard
    Aaron Millard
Katie Anderson
Masterclass Winner

Fat Men In Skirts by Nicky Silver
Spotlight Page
@KTA_1990

Sam Hevicon
Defending Champion
Shaun Cowlishaw
1 Minute Round Special Mention
Jeremy Ang Jones

Many Moons by Alice Birch
Spotlight Page
@JeremyAngJones

Leanne Everitt

Incorrect Preconcept by Stephen K Singh
Spotlight Page
http://www.ktalent.co.uk/
@LeanneEveritt

Larner Wallace-Taylor
1 Minute Round Winner

The Oh Fuck Moment by Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe
Spotlight Page
@1arner

Hal Geller

Precious Little Talent by Ella Hickson
Spotlight Page
http://www.bolandandreeve.co.uk/
@Hal_Geller

Aaron Millard

3 Minute Round

  • Andrew Byron
    Andrew Byron
  • Tori Hargreaves
    Tori Hargreaves
    Masterclass Winner
  • Louise Ann Munro
    Louise Ann Munro
  • Kimberly Hart-Simpson
    Kimberly Hart-Simpson
    3 Minute Round Special Mention
  • Francesca Tomlinson
    Francesca Tomlinson
  • David Hemsted
    David Hemsted
  • Chris Woodley
    Chris Woodley
  • Caitlin Drabble
    Caitlin Drabble
  • Beth Mullen
    Beth Mullen
    3 Minute Round Winner & Overall Winner
Andrew Byron

Gamlet by Andrew Byron (with apologies to William Shakespeare)
Spotlight Page
http://www.americanagency.tv/
 

Tori Hargreaves
Masterclass Winner
Louise Ann Munro

Plants by Louise Ann Munro
Spotlight Page
@LouiseAnnMunro 

Kimberly Hart-Simpson
3 Minute Round Special Mention
Francesca Tomlinson
David Hemsted
Chris Woodley
Caitlin Drabble
Beth Mullen
3 Minute Round Winner & Overall Winner

Judges

  • Jane Davies
    Jane Davies
  • Nina Lee
    Nina Lee
  • Sonia Allam
    Sonia Allam
  • Nicci Topping
    Nicci Topping
  • Bill Petrie
    Bill Petrie
  • Madani Younis
    Madani Younis
Jane Davies

Jane Davies – Casting Director

Over 30 years as a Casting Director specialising in TV Comedy. Shows include My Family, Black Books (Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey & Tamsin Greig), Coupling (Jack Davenport & Sarah Alexander), Red Dwarf, Hardware (Martin Freeman & Peter Serafinowicz), The Legend of the Tamworth Two (Darren Boyd, Emma Pierson & Rafe Spall), After You’ve Gone (Nicholas Lyndhurst, Celia Imrie, Ryan Sampson, Dani Harmer & Amanda Abbington), Blessed (Ardal O”Hanlon, Mel Giedroyc, Robert Webb, David Bedella, Russell Brand) and Beast (Alexander Armstrong and Doon Mackichan).

Cast all 5 of the Channel 4 Sitcom Festivals at the Riverside Studios which lead to series of Black Books and Tunde Babalola’s In Exile with Patrice Naiambana & Fraser James.

Worked with Amma Asante on Brothers & Sisters starring David Oyelowo, Don Gilet & Stephen Graham.

More recently Still Open All Hours, adding to the original cast with new regulars James Baxter, Johnny Vegas, Kulvinder Ghir, Mark Williams, Nina Wadia & Tim Healy.

Nina Lee

Nina Lee – Agent, Nina Lee Management

Nina has been working in the industry for 16 years now, starting as an assistant at 17 years old, making tea, FAXING headshots and CVs to Casting Directors and learning the ropes as she progressed to Assistant Agent, Agent, Senior Agent and now runs her own agency . Nina Lee Management Ltd is a dynamic, energetic agency full of ambition and drive teamed with years of experience representing a diverse client list currently working in various projects including West End and No1 touring productions, regular TV roles on screen, feature films, radio drama and commercials. The books are currently open.

Sonia Allam

Sonia Allam – Casting Associate, Lime Pictures

Sonia first began working in casting at ITV’s Emmerdale alongside Faye Styring (Casting Director) as an assistant after graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University.
Since 2011 Sonia has worked at Lime Pictures as a Casting Assistant and worked her way to a Casting Associate alongside Rick Laxton (Head of casting) on shows such as Nickelodeons ‘House of Anubis’, E4’s Pilot Comedy’s, Channel 4’s ‘Hollyoaks’, CBBC’s ‘Rockets Island’ and currently Disney’s ‘The Evermoor Chronicles’.

Sonia was recently asked to cover at the BBC for ‘Holby City’ & ‘BBC iPlayer Shorts’ assisting Casting Directors such as John Cannon, Liz Stoll & Derek Barnes.

She also works with local schools running youth workshops for Lime Academy’s talent pool, as well as running her own workshops around the UK with agents and drama schools.

Nicci Topping

Nicci Topping – Casting Director

Nicci Topping was born and raised in Yorkshire and operates Topps casting in the UK.

She has many years experience of casting for feature films, television commercials, short films, dramas, pop promos, videos, voice-overs, photographic assignments and the theatre. Her skills are many and varied: Negotiating, casting, research and communication. She has recently cast Feature films; Slapper and Me, The Rise of the Krays, The Black Prince and Northern Soul. She has also cast for many high profile television commercials, most recently Vidal Sassoon, Gillette, Vodafone, Pepsi, Amazon and Tesco mobile. Recent promos include; Lisa Stansfield ‘Carryon,’ Gorgon City, ‘Ready for your love’ and the Award Winning Chase & Status ‘Blind Faith.’

Nicci has offices in the North (Yorkshire)and South (London) and much of her work is done for UK and International clients.

Bill Petrie

Bill Petrie – Agent, BWH

Bill started out in the industry studying at drama school. He left his native Scotland for London in 1984 to train at The Webber Douglas Academy for 3 years, and worked as an actor until early 2000.
He then branched out in to casting and agenting, spending a few years tempting for several major UK casting directors and agents.
In October 2004, Bill founded The BWH Agency along with Joe Hutton, Lisa Willoughby, and Andrew Braidford. In the last 10 years the agency has grown to represent actors both here in the UK and internationally.

Madani Younis

Madani Younis – Artistic Director, Bush Theatre

Madani Younis took over as Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre in 2012. In 2013 he programmed the company’s most successful season to date, which saw the theatre play to 99% capacity. For the Bush he has directed The Royale by Marco Ramirez, Perseverance Drive by Robin Soans and Chalet Lines by Lee Mattinson.

Prior to his appointment at the Bush, he was Artistic Director of Freedom Studios in Bradford, Yorkshire where his work included the site-specific work, The Mill – City of Dreams. He has also worked nationally and internationally as theatre director, writer and practitioner. Whilst at Freedom Studios Madani collaborated with the Bush Theatre through workshops culminating in Freedom’s two week residency in 2010 at the theatre. He was previously Director of Red Ladder Theatre Company’s Asian Theatre School.

Madani originally trained in film, and his debut short film Ellabellapumpanella, commissioned by the UK Film Council, was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2007. He was the recipient of the Decibel Award at the South Bank Awards show in 2006.

Special Guests

  • Shoot From The Hip
    Shoot From The Hip
  • Rene Byrd
    Rene Byrd
Shoot From The Hip

Shoot From The Hip! are one of London’s premiere improvisational comedy troupes, who have been impressing and entertaining audiences since 2011. Shoot From The Hip! are Luke Manning, Paul Raymond, Thomas Mayo, Sam Russell, and Joshua Mills.

Their incredible show is completely unscripted and is comprised of short scenes and games, blending witty one-liners and hilarious character comedy with off-the-cuff storytelling.

Shoot From The Hip! have been the resident improvisers at Drury Lane’s Top Secret Comedy Club since November 2011, at MonologueSlamUK’s showcases since 2012, and at Angel Comedy since January 2014. They’ve also performed at events such as Hoopla shows, Christ College Cambridge’s May Ball, and The Oxjam Charity Festival, picking up mentions in The Metro and Londonist along the way.

Rene Byrd

The latest artist to bring a fresh new take on the soul and pop genres is the talented singer and songwriter, Rene Byrd. A driven musician with a powerful voice, her heartfelt lyrics are set to touch listeners across the globe.

Coming from a religious and musical background, her father was a music producer and her uncle a Gospel singer, now internationally known as ‘Bishop John Francis’, whose choir sang for HRH Majesty the Queen at the Royal Variety Show. John Francis also had a gospel TV show broadcast on Channel 4 called ‘People Get Ready’.

Some of Rene’s past performances and guest appearances include a show at the world-famous Elstree Film Studios, the TG Foundation’s charity event (featuring Lady Gaga’s designer Vera Thordardottir), Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris, ’Live at Delancey Street’, ’Read Between the Lines’ with Traci Ellis Ross for BET America, ‘An Electric night with Rene Byrd’ at Annabel’s Private Members club in Mayfair, and a performance at the National Art Gallery for the Prime Minister of Lithuania, accompanied by George Michael’s and Emeli Sandé’s band members.

Roy Francis (Roy Francis Productions) will also work to promote Rene in both the UK and American market; having previously been responsible for producing shows and appearances for Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), Mary Mary and Trey Songz.

She has also become involved in ‘Teens Unite’, the charity founded by Karen Millen OBE, and is an ambassador for ‘The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund’. She also supports the Target Ovarian Cancer Charity to help to create awareness and aid fundraising, partnered with Rochay Elite.

www.renebyrd.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rene-Byrd/70469308652

https://twitter.com/reneworld

https://instagram.com/renebyrdofficial

Winners

  • Michael Bunani
    Michael Bunani
    Youth Round Winner
  • Ellis George
    Ellis George
    Youth Round Special Mention
  • Kimberly Hart-Simpson
    Kimberly Hart-Simpson
    3 Minute Round Special Mention
  • Beth Mullen
    Beth Mullen
    3 Minute Round Winner & Overall Winner
  • Shaun Cowlishaw
    Shaun Cowlishaw
    1 Minute Round Special Mention
  • Larner Wallace-Taylor
    Larner Wallace-Taylor
    1 Minute Round Winner
Michael Bunani
Youth Round Winner

Roses Are Red by Janet B. Milstein

Ellis George
Youth Round Special Mention

Oxford Street – Author Unknown

Kimberly Hart-Simpson
3 Minute Round Special Mention
Beth Mullen
3 Minute Round Winner & Overall Winner
Shaun Cowlishaw
1 Minute Round Special Mention
Larner Wallace-Taylor
1 Minute Round Winner

The Oh Fuck Moment by Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe
Spotlight Page
@1arner

Details

Date:
Apr 20, 2015
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Cost:
£9.00 – £12.50
Website:
http://stratfordeast.com/monologueslam-uk-13

Venue

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

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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