Meet the MonologueSlam UK performers

Posted on 24 October 2019

Following auditions at the Belgrade Theatre earlier this month, MonologueSlam UK have now revealed the actors selected to perform at this year’s showcase on Saturday 9 November.

Developed by TriForce Events to help emerging actors progress in their careers, MonologueSlam UK offers 20 actors from all different backgrounds a unique opportunity to perform in front of a welcoming audience and a panel of industry professionals including agents, directors and casting directors, with the aim of supporting those who might not have access to the usual routes into an acting career. With many previous participants having gone on to secure agents and professional acting work, MonologueSlam UK is the only industry showcase to be endorsed by both actors’ union Equity and casting directory Spotlight.

MonologueSlam UK youth performers

The event is also open to the public to attend, promising a fast-paced, fun night out with a celebrity host introducing the very best acting talent that Coventry and the surrounding region has to offer. Starting at 7pm, the evening will be divided into three rounds: a youth round for performers aged 11-17, and both one-minute and three-minute monologue rounds for those aged 18+.

The winner of each round will then be invited to perform alongside other regional winners at the MonologueSlam National Finals at London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East in December. The winner of the finals will take home an extensive prize package designed to take their career to the next level.

Check out the list of performers in each round below!

MonologueSlam UK 3-minute performers

Youth Round

Thapelo Ray
Emily Pepper
Erin Crawley
Polina Samsonik
Louis Malanaphy

One-minute Round

Stephanie Simpson (Defending Champion)
Oscar Grant
Wesley Rolston
Carol Darmen
Natalie Coleman
Michele Olivia
Rachel Newnham

Three-minute Round

James-Eden Hutchinson
Jules Chan
Kate Dolan
Kimberley Christina
Bethany Down
Niyi Bello

Missed out on this year’s auditions? Don’t worry! There’s another chance to take part! On Saturday 26 October, we’ll be hosting two MonologueSlam Masterclasses designed to help you hone your acting skills and try out new techniques. Better still, two successful participants will be chosen to join the performers at this year’s showcase. MonologueSlam Masterclasses are suitable for those aged 14+, and are available to book now.

MonologueSlam UK takes place at the Belgrade Theatre on Saturday 9 November. Tickets are available to book now.