London MonologueSlam Winners!
Monday night was such a fantastic MonologueSlam UK and the set at Theatre Royal Stratford East was a spooky forest perfect for a Slam on Halloween! On the judging panel we had casting director Aisha Walters, Channel 4 commissioning executive Manpreet Dosanjh, development coordinator Lisa Walters, also with Channel 4, Litz Butcher agent at McLean-Williams and director Rupert Such.
Our Youth Round winner was Emmanuel Akinbami with a piece by Omar El-Khairy, while Joy Adeogun earned the judges’ Special Mention with her performance from Romeo & Juliet. The 1 Minute Round Special Mention Winner was Ricky Oakley who smashed it with a Dennis Kelly piece, and Richard Rowe-McGhie, also performing a piece by Kelly, bagged the 1 Minute Round prize, rendering him speechless!
In the 3 Minute Round, the Special Mention was earned by Jayne Edwards with a wonderful self-written piece, and the winner of the heavyweight round was Reece Miller with a monologue by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Richard, winner of the 1 Minute Round, was also named the Overall Winner and will be invited to perform in the Winners Edition MonologueSlam back at Theatre Royal Stratford East on 12 December.
Our special guest was singer-songwriter Ryan Carty who soothed us with his soulful vocals and Shoot From the Hip cracked us up with some darker turns to the jokes to suit the night with their hilarious improv.
All the winners receive goody bags from our wonderful supporters at Spotlight.
To see details of all our winners and the full line up, click here.
The next London MonologueSlam UK will be the Winners Edition on Monday 12 December (tickets here), with auditions on 12 November so if you’re interested in auditioning for the next MonologueSlam, wherever you are in the UK, you need to sign up to our mailing list for advance notification of auditions because they go like hot cakes – good luck!