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Performers revealed for Monologue Slam Coventry

Posted on 5 November 2018

Rising stars from in and around Coventry will go head-to-head on stage this month when Monologue Slam UK comes to the Belgrade Theatre.

Showcasing some of the region’s most exciting new talent, the single-day event offers emerging actors the chance to perform prepared monologues in front of a warm and welcoming audience and an expert panel of industry professionals in a position to help them move their careers forward.

Through an open applications process, Monologue Slam provides a platform for actors from all backgrounds, including those who may not have access to more traditional routes in to the industry, as well as giving directors, agents and casting directors a new avenue through which to source fresh talent.

Following a lengthy auditions process, twenty performers have now been selected to deliver a monologue of their choice in one of three rounds, with two further participants still to be picked from a forthcoming Monologue Slam Masterclass, taking place at the Belgrade on Saturday 17 November. Places for the Masterclass are still available to book now.

The performers chosen so far and the works they’ll be performing are listed below.

Three-Minute Round

Sachin SharmaAdrift by Marcus Youssef
Ross SamuelArt by Yasmina Raza
Kimberley ChristinaBazaar and Rummage by Sue Townsend
Lucky SangheraPrecious by Geoffrey Fletcher
David PhillipsFamily Play by Matt Fox
Dwayne BrownLittle Baby Jesus by Arinze Kene
Emma ArrendsThe Way I Remember You by David Walker
Luke McGibneyGod Help Us by Luke McGibney

One-Minute Round

Leigh ReillyThe Evangelist by Sam Thompson
Peter BurleyAlbion by Chris Thompson
Conor NolanFour Play by Jake Brunger
Damien GrecuSex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll by Eric Bogosian
Alan WalesPeople by Alan Wales
Amar BainsEastenders (BBC)
Chelsie KinsleyDog Sees God by Burt V. Royal

Youth Round

Charlotte NewhamActing Different by Josef Arnone
Gabriel OkaforPaula by Gabriel Okafor
Yasmin Allam-Pinnock
Thapelo RayFences by August Wilson
Julien TempestMonologue One by Madelyn Smedley

The Coventry date is one of a series of regional events hosted in venues across the UK, with the winners of each invited to compete in the National Final at London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East in December. The overall champion will receive an extensive prize package designed to help them take their acting career to the next level.

Join us for what promises to be a fast-paced, fun night out when Monologue Slam UK comes to the Belgrade on Thursday 22 November. Tickets are available to book now.