London MonologueSlam Winners!
The first MonologueSlam of the year in London was a smashing success! Particularly strong performances graced the Theatre Royal Stratford East stage, before a wonderfully lively crowd. The industry panel included David Tucker a stage and screen director, Michael Moor, the Head of Musical Theatre at GSA, agents Dawn Green (CAM) and Alexandra Baldry (BBA Management) and casting directors Shakyra Dowling, Jill Trevellick and Sharon Sorrentino.
Congratulations to Johnson Faniyan who received the Special Mention in the Youth Round and Jerdane Calder who took home the Youth Round trophy – it was an incredibly strong round with some stellar performances from our 11-16 year olds! The 1 Minute Round was won by Mark Desebrock with the Special Mention going to Elizabeth Roberts. We were treated to a fantastic performance by Golden Ticket Winner Annabelle Rich who stepped up to the plate and performed a 1 minute monologue from Like A Virgin by Gordon Steel after being picked out a hat by our host Chizzy Akudolu! In the 3 Minute Round, the winner was Kayla Meikle, with a Special Mention going to Catherine Nix Collins. Kayla was chosen as the Overall Winner by the judges and will go onto represent London in the National Final in December. Jerdane, Mark and Kayla will all be returning for the next London MonologueSlam on 25th April to defend their titles!
All our winners received goody bags from our wonderful supporters at Spotlight.
To see details of all our winners and the full line up, click here.
The evening was hosted by Holby City star Chizzy Akudolu, ably supported by the awesome DJ Webslinger, with a special performance from the wonderful Aysha Loren. And of course we were treated to the talents of our resident improv group Shoot From the Hip!
Our next London MonologueSlam UK will be on 25th April! Don’t forget, if you are 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 – good luck!