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15 Jun
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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

  • Jake Swan-Walters
    Jake Swan-Walters
    Youth Round Special Mention
  • Adam Thomas-Wright
    Adam Thomas-Wright
  • Adam Khaliq
    Adam Khaliq
  • Michael Bunani
    Michael Bunani
    Youth Round Winner
Jake Swan-Walters
Youth Round Special Mention

‘The Killing Class’ by David Fielding

Michael Bunani
Youth Round Winner

‘Dark’ by Michael Bunani

1 Minute Round

  • Keith Hill
    Keith Hill
    Masterclass Winner
  • Larner Wallace-Taylor
    Larner Wallace-Taylor
    1 Minute Round Special Mention
  • Simon Every
    Simon Every
  • Siân Mayhall-Purvis
    Siân Mayhall-Purvis
  • Katy Helps
    Katy Helps
  • Isis Davis
    Isis Davis
  • Alexandra Vincent
    Alexandra Vincent
    Overall Winner
  • Aaron Gordon
    Aaron Gordon
Keith Hill
Masterclass Winner

‘Goodbye From Me’ by Ernie Hall

Spotlight Page

DGPM @davidgrahaminfo

@KeithpHill

Larner Wallace-Taylor
1 Minute Round Special Mention

‘Spine’ by Clara Brennan

Spotlight Page

@1arner

Simon Every

‘An Invitation To You From Me’ by Aaron Rogers

Spotlight Page

@simonjevery

Siân Mayhall-Purvis

‘Subway’ by Siân Mayhall-Purvis

Spotlight Page

@SianMP

 

Katy Helps

‘Di and Viv and Rose’ by Amelia Bullmore

Spotlight Page

@katyhelps

 

Isis Davis

‘This Is Who I Am!’ by Isis Davis

Spotlight Page

http://www.ninaleemanagement.com

@iSpeakiShare

 

Alexandra Vincent
Overall Winner

‘I am Yours’ by Judith Thompson

Spotlight Page

@alexgvincent 

 

Aaron Gordon

‘Room To Let’ by Paul Tucker

Spotlight Page

@MRAJGordon

3 Minute Round

  • Aiste Gramantaite
    Aiste Gramantaite
    Masterclass Winner
  • Beth Mullen
    Beth Mullen
    Defending Champion
  • Rebecca Jade Hammond
    Rebecca Jade Hammond
  • Philip Labey
    Philip Labey
  • Donna Preston
    Donna Preston
  • Benjamin Hills
    Benjamin Hills
  • Alexander Stutt
    Alexander Stutt
    3 Minute Round Special Mention
  • Annabel Lucy
    Annabel Lucy
    3 Minute Round Winner
  • Aaron Shosanya
    Aaron Shosanya
Aiste Gramantaite
Masterclass Winner

‘The Woman Before’ by Roland Schimmelphennig, translated by David Tushingam

Spotlight Page

http://www.rsm.uk.net/

@AisteGr

 

Beth Mullen
Defending Champion
Rebecca Jade Hammond

‘Good People’ by David Lindsay-Abaire

Spotlight Page

http://www.keddiescott.com

@beccajhammond

 

Philip Labey
Donna Preston
Benjamin Hills

‘The Author’ by Tim Crouch

Spotlight Page

@OneManPlanMusic

Alexander Stutt
3 Minute Round Special Mention

‘Stefan Golaszewski Speaks about a Girl he Once Loved’ by Stefan Golaszewski

Spotlight Page

http://www.macfarlane-chard.co.uk/

@AlexStutt

 

Annabel Lucy
3 Minute Round Winner

‘Northumberland’ by Sam Hevicon and Annabel Lucy

Spotlight Page

www.the-reddoor.co.uk

@annabellucy07

 

 

Aaron Shosanya

‘My Children! My Africa!’ by Athol Fugard

Spotlight Page

http://www.yati.org.uk

@AJS93_

 

 

Judges

  • Jamie Glover
    Jamie Glover
    Actor/Director
  • Louis Hammond – CDG
    Louis Hammond – CDG
    Casting Associate - Royal Court
  • Kevin Francis
    Kevin Francis
    Agent - Angel & Francis
  • Jess Jones
    Jess Jones
    Agent - Global Artists Management
  • Roy Williams
    Roy Williams
    Writer
  • Ben Cogan
    Ben Cogan
    Casting Director
Jamie Glover
Actor/Director

Jamie Glover is a director and actor, he portrayed Andrew Treneman in the BBC One drama Waterloo Road and starred as Gary Lejeune in Michael Frayn’s comical farce Noises Off at the Novello Theatre in 2012. His television credits include Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, Endeavour, Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space and Time, Father Brown, Holby City, Waterloo Road, Trial and Retribution, Midsomer Murders, Elizabeth I, New Tricks, Born and Bred, Casualty, Heart of the Valley, In My Life and The Thing About Vince. Films include These Foolish Things, Sacred Life, Closing Numbers, Age of Treason, The Whisper and The Reef.

Louis Hammond – CDG
Casting Associate - Royal Court

Theatre includes: Casting Associate at the Royal Court. Romeo and Juliet, directed by Jonathan Humphreys (Sheffield Crucible); The Funfair, directed by Walter Meierjohann (HOME, Manchester); Violence and Son, Who Cares, Fireworks (Royal Court); Romeo and Juliet, directed by Walter Meierjohann (HOME, Manchester); Amadeus, directed by Jonathan Church (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Winter’s Tale, directed by Ria Parry (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The History Boys, directed by Michael Longhurst (Sheffield Crucible); Driving Miss Daisy (UK), directed by David Esbjornson; Batman Live, directed by Anthony van Laast (World Arena Tour); The Trial of Dennis The Menace, directed by Rebecca Gatward (Southbank Centre); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, directed by Walter Meierjohann (Liverpool Playhouse/Nottingham Playhouse); Blue/Orange (Arcola); Von Ribbentrop’s Watch (UK Tour); Mrs Reynolds and The Ruffian, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Absent Friends (all Watford Palace); All My Sons, directed by Walter Meierjohann (Curve, Leicester); 50th Anniversary Season of 50 Rehearsed Readings, Caryl Churchill Season, International Residencies and new writers’ Rough Cuts presentations (all Royal Court); Othello (Glasgow Citizens); The Member of the Wedding, directed by Matthew Dunster, Dirty Butterfly, directed by Michael Longhurst, The Indian Wants the Bronx (all Young Vic); Loot, directed by Sean Holmes (Tricycle Theatre); Blowing Whistles (Leicester Square Theatre); Testing the Echo by David Edgar, directed by Matthew Dunster (Tricycle Theatre and Tour); The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Peter Gill (UK Tour and Vaudeville); Donkeys’ Years, directed by Jeremy Sams (UK Tour); Rock’n’Roll by Tom Stoppard, directed by Trevor Nunn (Royal Court and Duke of York’s Theatre); Jus’ Like That, directed by Simon Callow (Garrick).

Television: Head of Casting at The Bill (Thames Television).

Film: Arsene Lupin; Ne Quittez Pas; Beyond Re-Animator; Mirrormask.

Kevin Francis
Agent - Angel & Francis

Kevin began his career in the entertainment industry at the age of fifteen by playing a midshipman at the Battle of Trafalgar in the ITV drama series, I REMEMBER NELSON. Back on dry land, he started working for several leading agents and casting directors before joining up – temporarily! – with Susan Angel in 1989. Over a quarter of a century later, their business is still thriving with clients appearing in nearly every major TV drama as well as in films, comedy series, commercials and theatre productions. Clients in theatre have worked for companies ranging from the National, RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe and Royal Court to the Royal Exchange, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Regent’s Park, Hampstead and the Bush. TV projects currently include regulars in Casualty, Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Holby, Benidorm, Peaky Blinders, The Interceptor and Boy Meets Girl. Kevin also represents several major casting directors whose projects include some of the most prolific titles on British and American television.

Jess Jones
Agent - Global Artists Management

Jess has been working at Global Artists for the past 8 years, and successfully heading up the Film and TV desk for the past 5.

Having started her career in the industry many moons ago and a wig maker and make-up artist Jess is very happy to have found her spot in the industry working with a fabulous in house team and some of the most talented actors and actresses this country has to offer.
Clients recent work includes A Hundred Streets with Idris Elba, new Brit feature Bypass, WarHorse, Emmerdale, Far From The Madding Crowd and a certain Mr Fraser Ayres in A.D for NBC among many more.

Roy Williams
Writer

Roy Williams began writing plays in 1990 and is now arguably one of the country’s leading dramatists. In 2000 he was the joint-winner of The George Devine Award and in 2001 he was awarded the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright. He was awarded the OBE for Services to Drama in the 2008 Birthday Honours List and received the Best Play Award at the Writers Guild Awards in 2011 for Sucker Punch.

His plays include SUCKER PUNCH (Royal Court Theatre, nominated for Olivier Award for Best Play), CATEGORY B (Tricycle Theatre), ANGEL HOUSE (Eclipse Theatre, UK Tour), DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE (RSC), JOE GUY (Soho Theatre/Tiata Fahodzi), THERE’S ONLY ONE WAYNE MATTHEWS (Polka Theatre), BABY GIRL (NT Connections), ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (Lyric Hammersmith), LITTLE SWEET THING (Nottingham Playhouse), SLOW TIME (NT Education), FALLOUT (Royal Court Theatre), SING YER HEART OUT FOR THE LADS (NT), CLUBLAND), THE GIFT (Birmingham Rep/Tricycle Theatre), LOCAL BOY (Hampstead Theatre), SOULS, ADVICE FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART (Theatre Centre), LIFT OFF (Royal Court,) , STARSTRUCK (Tricycle, Winner of John Whiting Award, Alfred Fagon Award & EMMA Award for Best Play), JOSIE’S BOY (Red Ladder Theatre Co) and THE NO-BOYS CRICKET CLUB (Theatre Royal, Stratford East).

His work for television includes LET IT SNOW (Endor Productions/Sky), FALLOUT (Company Pictures/ Channel 4, Screen Nation Award for Achievement in Screenwriting), OFFSIDE (BBC, Winner of BAFTA Children’s Film & TV Award for Best Schools Drama) and BABYFATHER (BBC). In 2012, Roy co-wrote the movie FAST GIRLS.

For radio, his work includes adaptations of ER Braithwaite’s A CHOICE OF STRAWS and TO SIR WITH LOVE and original plays, TELL TALE and HOMEBOYS and the returning series THE INTERROGATION.

Roy is currently working on new plays for the National Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Sonia Friedman Productions, and The Royal Court.

Ben Cogan
Casting Director

Ben Cogan has worked in casting for 15 years and been a casting director for 13, working on shows that include Casualty, Holby City, EastEnders, Waking the Dead, Doctors, Kiss of Death and the Afternoon Play series, as well as short films – one of which (Wish 143) was nominated for an Oscar.

Special Guests

  • Katy Haymer
    Katy Haymer
  • Shoot From The Hip
    Shoot From The Hip
Katy Haymer

Katy Haymer is a singer/songwriter who comes from a line of operatic singers, having been brought up with a love of acoustic and folk music, with unique original vocals. Her first album is an anthology of love songs that come from the heart. Influences include Jewel, Alison Krauss, Dixie Chicks, Joni Mitchell, Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, Nick Drake, Kate Bush, Mary Black, Tori Amos, Nitin Sawhney and K T Tunstall. She has played at many places from Leeds to Portsmouth, but being a Yorkshire girl, had an interesting opportunity to perform on Yorkshire Telly online on a canal boat. She was privileged to work with a charity called ‘Get Kids Going’ and was involved in helping to write, sing and perform a song called ‘Light the Flame’ for the charity, leading up to the 2012 Olympics in London. The charity works with paralympians to support young disabled athletes and provide equipment such as their wheelchairs, and was astonished to meet gold medalist and now vice president of the charity David Weir, who they had initially helped at the start of his career. Her involvement in the charity came from meeting some of the children who have amazing strength and stamina on a daily basis, who don’t let their disabilities stop them from achieving great things.

Katy now has her debut album ‘Echoes of the Heart’ released, which is a personal anthology of love songs.

www.katyhaymer.com

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.

Winner

  • Jake Swan-Walters
    Jake Swan-Walters
    Youth Round Special Mention
  • Alexander Stutt
    Alexander Stutt
    3 Minute Round Special Mention
  • Annabel Lucy
    Annabel Lucy
    3 Minute Round Winner
  • Larner Wallace-Taylor
    Larner Wallace-Taylor
    1 Minute Round Special Mention
  • Alexandra Vincent
    Alexandra Vincent
    Overall Winner
  • Michael Bunani
    Michael Bunani
    Youth Round Winner
Jake Swan-Walters
Youth Round Special Mention

‘The Killing Class’ by David Fielding

Alexander Stutt
3 Minute Round Special Mention

‘Stefan Golaszewski Speaks about a Girl he Once Loved’ by Stefan Golaszewski

Spotlight Page

http://www.macfarlane-chard.co.uk/

@AlexStutt

 

Annabel Lucy
3 Minute Round Winner

‘Northumberland’ by Sam Hevicon and Annabel Lucy

Spotlight Page

www.the-reddoor.co.uk

@annabellucy07

 

 

Larner Wallace-Taylor
1 Minute Round Special Mention

‘Spine’ by Clara Brennan

Spotlight Page

@1arner

Alexandra Vincent
Overall Winner

‘I am Yours’ by Judith Thompson

Spotlight Page

@alexgvincent 

 

Michael Bunani
Youth Round Winner

‘Dark’ by Michael Bunani

Details

Date:
Jun 15, 2015
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
£9.00 – £12.50
Website:
http://www.stratfordeast.com/monologueslam-uk-14

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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