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19 May
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Hosted by Dean Smith (Last Tango in Halifax), MonologueSlam UK, the industry showcase for actors from all backgrounds returns to Luton!

Tickets are now available to book!

The showcase takes place across the UK with an annual national final in London. Following a lengthy audition process, 20 actors are chosen to perform for a welcoming audience and an industry panel. MonologueSlam UK brings you the most exciting new UK talent. With an accompanying Masterclass for local actors to work on their craft, MonologueSlam UK is fantastic opportunity for Luton talent and is heavily subsidised by Revoluton so don’t miss out!

Winners

  • Sarah Lacey
    Sarah Lacey
    3 Minute Winner
  • Melissa Dalton
    Melissa Dalton
    Special Mention
  • Lauren Clancey
    Lauren Clancey
    Special Mention
  • Rachel Hosker
    Rachel Hosker
    1 Minute and Overall Winner
  • Munashe Danga
    Munashe Danga
    Youth Round Winner
  • Hasan Mahmood
    Hasan Mahmood
    Special Mention
Sarah Lacey
3 Minute Winner

Loveplay by Moira Buffini

Casting Call Pro Page

Melissa Dalton
Special Mention

Smudges by Melissa Dalton

Spotlight Page

@MelissaDalton21

Lauren Clancey
Special Mention

Reasons To Be Pretty by Neil Labute

Spotlight Page

@LaurenClancey

Rachel Hosker
1 Minute and Overall Winner

Port By Simon Stephens

Spotlight Page

@rachelstweeted

Munashe Danga
Youth Round Winner

Fame by Christopher Core

Hasan Mahmood
Special Mention

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown adapted by Clark Gesner from the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schultz

Youth Round

  • Elise Beddow
    Elise Beddow
    Masterclass Winner
  • Munashe Danga
    Munashe Danga
    Youth Round Winner
  • Shaquille O. Henry
    Shaquille O. Henry
  • Skye Lily Fountain
    Skye Lily Fountain
  • Hasan Mahmood
    Hasan Mahmood
    Special Mention
  • Carl Connelly
    Carl Connelly
Elise Beddow
Masterclass Winner

‘Lies and Deceit’ an expert from The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Munashe Danga
Youth Round Winner

Fame by Christopher Core

Shaquille O. Henry

Roberto Zucco by Bernard-Marie Koltes

Skye Lily Fountain

Why Me by Skye Lily Fountain

Hasan Mahmood
Special Mention

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown adapted by Clark Gesner from the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schultz

Carl Connelly

Love is stupid by Carl Connelly

1 Minute Round

  • James Hosey
    James Hosey
  • Stephanie Manton
    Stephanie Manton
    Masterclass Winner
  • Lauren Clancey
    Lauren Clancey
    Special Mention
  • Anil Goutam
    Anil Goutam
  • Chris Sheridan
    Chris Sheridan
  • Rachel Hosker
    Rachel Hosker
    1 Minute and Overall Winner
  • Kimberley Atkinson
    Kimberley Atkinson
  • Munish Dev Kapil
    Munish Dev Kapil
  • Raife Connolly Maddox
    Raife Connolly Maddox
James Hosey

‘Four Carlings Later’ by James Hosey

Casting Call Pro

Stephanie Manton
Masterclass Winner

‘Spacewang’ by Tom Wells

Spotlight Profile 

@smanton123

 

Lauren Clancey
Special Mention

Reasons To Be Pretty by Neil Labute

Spotlight Page

@LaurenClancey

Anil Goutam

People, Places and Things by Duncan Macmillan

Spotlight Page

Julie Fox Associates

Chris Sheridan
Rachel Hosker
1 Minute and Overall Winner

Port By Simon Stephens

Spotlight Page

@rachelstweeted

Kimberley Atkinson

B is for black by Courttia Newland

@Kimberella_90

Munish Dev Kapil

Coming Home by Anna Jordan

Casting Call Pro Page

@mdkactor

Raife Connolly Maddox

Two Mothers by Zach Wahls

3 Minute Round

  • Johanne Hudson-Lett
    Johanne Hudson-Lett
    Masterclass Winner
  • Roisin Keogh
    Roisin Keogh
  • Jessica Fisher
    Jessica Fisher
  • Sarah Lacey
    Sarah Lacey
    3 Minute Winner
  • Michelle Crane
    Michelle Crane
  • Melissa Dalton
    Melissa Dalton
    Special Mention
  • Adam Wittek
    Adam Wittek
  • Bethan Maddocks
    Bethan Maddocks
Johanne Hudson-Lett
Masterclass Winner

‘A Letter To My Darling Tootsie’ by Johanne Hudson-Lett

@JoHL73

Roisin Keogh

DNA by Dennis Kelly

Spotlight Page

SSA Management

@Rowsh88

Jessica Fisher

Vera Vera Vera by Hayley Squire

@j_alfisher

Sarah Lacey
3 Minute Winner

Loveplay by Moira Buffini

Casting Call Pro Page

Michelle Crane

Eight by Ella Hickson

Spotlight Page

@iMichelleCrane

Melissa Dalton
Special Mention

Smudges by Melissa Dalton

Spotlight Page

@MelissaDalton21

Adam Wittek
Bethan Maddocks

Ghost City by Gary Owen

Spotlight Page

City Actors

@Shroom545

Judges

  • Nicholas Winter
    Nicholas Winter
    Director
  • Aaron Fontaine
    Aaron Fontaine
    Actor
  • James Grieve
    James Grieve
    Joint Artistic Director (Paines Plough)
  • Jeet Thakrar
    Jeet Thakrar
    Producer (Picture Perfect)
  • Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar
    Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar
    Producer (Picture Perfect)
  • Harriet Spenser
    Harriet Spenser
    Casting Associate (Lime Pictures)
  • Topher Campbell
    Topher Campbell
    Artist / Director / Writer
Nicholas Winter
Director

Nicholas Winter is one of the most fresh and exciting film maker/directors emerging in independent UK film markets today. He began film making at the age of 15 using the first camera he could gets his hands on, after his initial efforts Nick progressed onto experimenting with silent narratives using super 8mm and created some weird and wonderful shorts. Burgeoning digital technology allowed for more experimentation and the creation of two notable short films. The first short ‘Lo-fi’; a strange take on a night out with horrific consequences, utilising raw performances and unexpected candour and realism the film was a festival hit playing to audiences all over the globe . This led to the formation of Porcelain Film Ltd and In 2004 Nicholas began developing bigger and better projects. Commissioned to make a short about the ‘Paparazzi’ the film marked the move into High Definition and high end post production workflows. An avid image maker, Nicholas then set his sights on the first feature project for Porcelain Film, which would be titled ‘Breathe’. Learning from all previous shorts and work in the film and television industry, Nicholas pooled together talents from budding actors, to screen veterans to up and coming musical artists and set about making ‘Breathe’. 

‘Breathe’ was released on DVD on March the 15th 2010 and was also selected for the London Independent Film Festival 2010 where Nicholas picked up the award for Best Film Director.

Nicholas has also produced and directed many high profile music videos. The end of 2015 saw the sale of Porcelain Film’s second feature, ‘Lost A Girl’ to north America. An unusual character study about a stressed out young professional who undergoes immense horrors, when an unknown force begins to sabotage her life. Early 2016 will see the completion of two more feature films, including the much anticipated ‘Transhuman’ Starring  Natasha James, Michael McKell and Steven Berkoff. 

Moving further into 2017 Nicholas has now directed six feature length films and hopes to bring new and exciting stories in all genres to a global audience.

Aaron Fontaine
Actor

Aaron Fontaine, born and raised in Luton Town first started his career as a co-host to Richard Blackwood on Choice FM at 17 years of age. When he turned 18 he moved to London to pursue his acting career and trained at The Actors’ Temple in addition to W.A.C and gained his first acting gig in Angie LeMar’s ‘Do You Know Where Your Daughter Is?’ Theatre play at Hackney Empire. Since then the ball has been rolling for him, acting in award-winning shows including Channel 4’s ‘Hollyoaks’, BBC ‘Doctors’ and Sky Living’s ‘Venus vs Mars’.  He has also performed in a number of theatre shows including the award-winning writer Bola Agbaje’s ‘Concrete Jungle’.  Aaron’s last short film ‘Squares’ has won 7 different awards around the world at prestigious film festivals such as:

LA Shorts
6 Nominations at the Idyllwild film festival
2 awards at the Ouchy Film festival
Accolade Global Film Competition
Winner of Best Shorts Comp

Aaron continues to make power moves…

James Grieve
Joint Artistic Director (Paines Plough)

James is Joint Artistic Director of Paines Plough, the UK’s national theatre of new plays. Since 2010, Paines Plough has produced more than 40 world premieres on tour to over 200 places across the UK and internationally. In 2014 they launched Roundabout, the world’s first pop-up plug-and-play theatre.

For Paines Plough James has directed new plays by writers including Mike Bartlett, James Graham, Kate Tempest, Tom Wells, Marie Jones, Penelope Skinner and Nick Payne. His freelance work includes new production of LES MISERABLES for Wermland Opera in Sweden and Brian Friel’s TRANSLATIONS which won Best Production at the UK Theatre Awards 2014.

James was formerly co-founder and Artistic Director of nabokov, and Associate Director of The Bush Theatre.

Jeet Thakrar
Producer (Picture Perfect)

Jeet Thakrar began working as a sound recordist in 2005 and took his training further to become a sound post production professional in 2009.

He has amassed several fiction and documentary feature credits working on both production sound and within the post production team, regularly taking both roles. Consistently growing within the sound specialism both technically and creatively have allowed him to work closely with exciting and upcoming directors and composers on a variety of films that have had successful releases worldwide.

Jeet has also committed himself as 1st Assistant Director on a number of projects. This has led him to extend his knowledge and expertise to other disciplines which have made him a very well rounded filmmaker.

In 2014 Jeet joined forces with Lucinda as producer for Picture Perfect. The company has grown massively in their first year and continue to go from strength to strength. Their first deal with the film Hooligan Legacy is a showcase of the overall skills the two producers have and their nurturing the project from script to delivery Show that Jeet has settled into his role as producer very naturally and is looking to focus on this position into the future.

Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar
Producer (Picture Perfect)

Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar is a seasoned and established actress turned film producer, rapidly establishing herself as one of the UK’s top female film-makers.

Lucinda has over 15 years professional industry experience spanning television, film and theatre. She made her name working in long running television shows such as ‘My Parents Are Aliens’, ‘Cavegirl’, ‘Dream Team’ and ‘Harry and Cosh’ broadcast on ITV, BBC, Channel 5, Sky and NBC.

Following a successful decade on television Lucinda pursued roles within the British independent film scene. Her solid work ethic, ability to learn quickly and ambitious approach allowed her to hone some already existing skills in production and this eventually led her to take the plunge behind the camera into the producing role she has today.

After a fast moving two years co-producing television pilots, shorts films, commercials and low budget feature films, Lucinda was determined to take her producing knowledge and experience to the next stage. She realised that building key relations with major sales and distribution avenues were crucial to moving forward as a producer. In the past year alone she has loaded her CV with several producing and co producing credits on projects that have secured international distribution such as ‘Predator dark ages’ , ‘Transhuman’, ‘Hooligan Legacy’, ‘Undercover Hooligan’ and ‘Caged’

Harriet Spenser
Casting Associate (Lime Pictures)

After graduating with a BA Hons in Drama from the University of Hull, Harriet started her Casting career working within the in-house department of ITV Manchester, gaining experience across Drama, Entertainment and Soap. After four and a half years and working her way up to Casting Director for Coronation Street, the next step was to make the move to London to begin a new chapter.

Joining the in-house Casting team in the BBC’s Continuing Dramas department, Harriet gained invaluable experience across numerous shows including CasualtyHolby CityDoctorsEastendersFather Brown and a then new commission for 2016, The Coroner.

In May 2015, Harriet was appointed as the Casting Associate for Lime Pictures to manage the London Casting office for all of their London auditions. Lime Pictures casts full time for Hollyoaks as well as international projects such as The Evermoor Chronicles for Disney.

Topher Campbell
Artist / Director / Writer

Topher Campbell is an award winning director of theatre, film, television and a writer. He has directed plays at numerous theatres across the UK. His professional career started at 24 when he was awarded a place on the prestigious Regional theatre Young Directors training Scheme. He is also a recipient of the 2005 Jerwood Directors Award.

For television he has directed Doctors, EastEnders. As Producer for BBC Radio Drama he established the Norman Beaton Fellowship. His commissioned radio work includes collaborations with Lennie James and Bonnie Greer.

His short films The Homecoming and Mulatto Song (Channel4) have been shown worldwide. His documentary In This Our Lives The Reunion was an official selection at the 2009 BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and recently screened at Pembehayatkuirfest 2016 Istanbul.

In 2000 alongside artist-photographer Ajamu he set up rukus! Federation Ltd.  An artist led company dedicated to presenting the best work by Black Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual, Transgender (BLGBT) artists. rukus! Current projects include the UK’s first and only BLGBT Archive now housed at the London Metropolitan Archive. In 2008 rukus! received the Archive Landmark Award by London Metropolitan Archive.

Between 2006-08 Topher was a Programmer for the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (now BFI FLARE).

Between 2008-2015 Topher was artistic director of The Red Room Theatre and Film Company. A company committed to challenging the status quo. For The Red Room he conceived and directed: Journeys to work; the acclaimed multi-media production UNSTATED written by Fin Kennedy, Oikos and Protozoa for the Oikos Project. Also for The Red Room he wrote and directed four monologues for The Poverty Project

He conceived The Jellyfish Theatre the UK’s first recycled theatre, nominated for What’s On Stage AKA Theatre Event of The Year Award 2010 and Awarded Small Projects Award 2011 by Architecture Journal.

Between 2013 and 2016 Topher was Chair of the Independent Theatre Council and is currently a Patron of Switchboard.

Special Guest

  • Leon Bratt
    Leon Bratt
    Singer
Leon Bratt
Singer

Leon’s laid back music has twice seen him triumph  in national music competitions, being crowned the winner of the acoustic category at ‘Live & Unsigned’ (2012) and ‘Mecca Bingo’s Star Search’ (2015). He has performed across the UK as a solo artist, and appeared at festivals including YNOT Festival, OsFest, Looe Music Festival & many more. Outside the musical world Leon works as a professional body piercer at Adrenalin Park in Luton.

Website: www.leonbrattmusic.com
Facebook:www.facebook.com/leonbratt
Twitter:www.twitter.com/leonbratt
Soundcloud:www.soundcloud.com/leonbrattmusic
YouTube:www.youtube.com/leonbrattmusic

Details

Date:
May 19
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Luton Library Theatre
Luton Central Library, St George’s Square
Luton, Bedfordshire LU1 2NG United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.lutonculture.com/luton-library-theatre/

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.

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