It was a huge step up for MonologueSlam Manchester on Monday night, with our first show at Contact! The performers, and our wonderful host Dean Smith took the big stage in their stride, with some fantastic performances! (As well as an impromptu dance off on stage!) The industry panel for the night included Matthew Xia, Associate Artistic Director at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Suzie Henderson, Head of Creative Development at Contact, agent Megan Atkinson from David Daly Associates and TV producer and writer Micheal Jacob.
Congratulations to Erin Langford, who was one of three classmates from local drama school The Greenroom Drama Academy to take part and who won the Youth Round title, Rosanna Lambe who took home the 1 Minute Round trophy and John Smeathers who won the coveted 3 Minute Round award. The judges also gave Special Mentions to Katherine Lunney in the 1 Minute Round and Morgan Harper Jones in the 3 Minute Round.
To see details of all our winners click here.
The evening was hosted by Last Tango in Halifax star, our very own Dean Smith, who will be taking his winning formula to Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 19th March and West Yorkshire Playhouse on 10th April for the next regional MonologueSlam UK events. The audience were also treated to local singers Amy and Lorissa as well as the inimitable stylings of DJ Kellz.
The next MonologueSlam MCR will be announced shortly – but it won’t be long, so if you think you’re up to the challenge, get working on that monologue!
And 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!