Theatre Peckham is home to the very first #JuniorEdition MonologueSlam.
Our judging panel included Gabby King, a casting assistant at Shaheen Baig Casting, Emma Stuart, Executive Producer at Kindle Entertainment, Shakyra Dowling and Heather Basten, both independent casting directors, Waleed Elgadi, actor and previous MonologueSlam winner in Los Angeles as well as Carol Wilson, an acting coach and talent manager who works extensively with young people in both Los Angeles and the UK. The evening was hosted by MSLAMUK favourite, Chizzy Akudolu and of course it wouldn’t be a London MonologueSlam without the hilarious Shoot From The Hipimprov troupe!
We had not one, but TWO Golden Ticket Winners, who were plucked from the audience to get up on stage and perform a monologue. Well done to Frank Mawoza and Joshua Eyakware – that takes a lot of guts!
While the judges deliberated we enjoyed a fantastic performance from local musician Chisara Agor, thank you so much for keeping us entertained!
Jarell Morgan Macrae won the 11-13 year old round, performing a monologue called Frog, while Louis Thresher took the 14-17 year old round title with Find Me by Olwen Wymark. Louis was crowned our Overall Winner! Well done to both our winners!
Isobel Keeling and Iris Forster were both awarded Special Mentions by the judges. Isobel for her performance of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde in the 11-13 year old round, and Iris for her performance of Hunt for the Wilder People by Taika Waititi.
MonologueSlam UK is THE industry showcase for actors, #JuniorEdition is exclusively for young performers aged 11-17. Following auditions and masterclasses, 22 actors are chosen to perform infront of an audience including an industry panel.
There are two rounds – one for age 11-13 and one for age 14-17.
Junior Monologue Slam UK features the most exciting new UK talent! With an It is a fantastic opportunity for young performers and an entertaining and fast paced night out!
Find out more about MonologueSlam UK across the UK – monologueslamuk.com
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