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Actors’ MonologueSlam showcase a hit with judges

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Last Monday October 15th the sharpest actors and actresses, signed and unsigned graced the RichMix venue in East London for the famed TriForce Promotions: MonologueSlam UK™.

Show host actor Jimmy Akingbola

This FREE platform is for actors to practice their craft and improve their performance skills in front of a welcoming audience and a panel of industry professionals in a position to move their careers forward.

Judges Justin Young, BBC Series Producer and Claire Hoath, Agent Claire Hoath Management

The event has attracted some of the UK top Directors / Producerswho served as judges such as Justin Young, BBC Producer & Playwright; Oliver Kent
BBC Senior Producer
; Julia Crampsie BBC Casting Director and Claire Hoath Agent – Claire Hoath Management.

Judges Oliver Kent BBC Senior Producer; Julia Crampsie BBC Casting Director

First act up was the 1 minute Smack Down, kicked off by Jonathon Luwagga who did ‘Through the wire’ by Adam Tulloch.

Jonathon Luwagga performing

The second act was Ana Luderowski who performed a piece called ‘When you cure me’ by Jack Thorne

Ana Luderowski doin her thing

Kemar Downey followed quickly doing ‘Crazyblackmotherfuckerinself by DeObia Oparei

Kemar Downey the winner of this round, stepping out in character

Cheryl Williams performing ‘Laughing Wild’ by Christopher Durang

Cheryl Williams in Lauging Wild

Marilii Saar took to the stage and shocked the audience with Roberto Zucco by Bernard-Marie Koltes.

Marilii Saar vilifying men in Roberto Zucco

Kingsley Amadi doing Five Fingers. One intention by Martin O. Whyte

Kingsley Amadi doing a convincing Five Fingers performance

Jake Daniel Moore performing Hamlet by William Shakespheare

Jake Daniel Moore rendering a Shakespeare favourite Hamlet

Melissa Palleschi mesmerised the audience with her ‘Valhalla’ by Paul Rudnick.

Malissa on form in Valhalla



Joseph Adelakun did a great Estate Walls performance by Arinze Kene





Sarah Milton doing an empassioned and bewildering Lovesong by Abi Morgan

Sarah Milton performing Lovesong














David Avery does ‘Billy Bishop goes to war’ by John MacLachlan Gray

David Avery does Billy Bishop


B – Next was the 2 minute Bare Knuckle Improv

C – 3 Minuute Heavy Weight Monologue

Lucy Farrett doing American Sligo by Adam Rapp

Lucy Farrett doing an eye popping American Sligo

Ben Cawley giving thank you speech for the winning performance in this round to ‘You can see the Hills’ by Mathew Dunster

Ben Cawley being thankful

Demi Goodman doing ‘The wedding Speech’ by Demi Goodman

Demi Goodman having a laugh

Cathal J Ferris ‘Someone who’ll watch over me’ by Frank McGuinness

Cathal J Ferris acting out a very dramatic scene

Mandy-Jane Jackson doingEight by Ella Hickson

Mandy-Jane Jackson enacting ‘Eight’

Claudius Peters performs ‘Jesus hopped the ‘A’ train’ by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Claudius Peters belting out his lines

John Holt-Roberts doing, ‘If there is I haven’t found it yet’ by Nick Payne

John Holt-Roberts engaged with his prop

Felicity Sparks doing Roleplay by Alan Ayckbourn

Felicity Sparks engulfed in her role

Dixon Weinor performing ‘Some Girls’ by Neil LaBute

Dixon Weinor working ‘Some Girls’


Simon Lyshon performing ‘A day in the death of Joe Egg by Peter Nichols

Simon Lyshon nails his role

Jaz Deol does a riveting Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Last year’s champion Jaz Deol does another amazing performance

Ever supportive Chizzy Akudolu looks on with pride at yet another succesful MonologueSlam

Pals and business partners Jimmy Akingbola and Fraser Ayres congratulate each other for a job well done

The brilliant Wreh-Asha from Lion King, sings

DJ Joe Grime keeps the night tight with the latest tunes and appropriate sound props

Jimmy and Fraser showing love and appreciation for the judges






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