Students battle it out for Monologue Slam title

From classical Shakespeare to acclaimed new writing, students at Sir John Deane’s went head-to-head during an evening of unbeatable theatre.

Talented young actors battled it out in a bid to be crowned 2017 Monologue Slam Champion, during the much anticipated competion at the College on Thursday 16th November.

The students, all members of the SJD Acting Company, had just two minutes to impress visiting judge Dafydd Shalders with their solo performances.

A former Sir John Deane’s student himself, Dafydd recently graduated from the Manchester Theatre School and now works professionally as an actor and facilitator with the National Youth Theatre.

Rebeccah Homer, teacher of drama at Sir John Deane’s, said: “The standard of entries was extremely high, with students performing a range of material from classical and contemporary theatre, television and film, as well as self-written monologues.

“Congratulations to all involved and especially to the winners.”

2017 Monologue Slam Winners

Rachel Woods

Classical Round: Rachel Woods, performing Puck from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by William Shakespeare.

Edward Lawton

Contemporary Round: Edward Lawton, performing Pidge from ‘So Here We Are’ by Luke Norris.

Isobel Thornley

Open Round: Isobel Thornley, performing Madeline from ‘Madeline the Hairdresser’ by Victoria Wood.

Kate Cartwright

Overall Champion: Kate Cartwright, performing Emma from ‘People, Places & Things’ by Duncan Macmillan.