Kidulthood director Menhaj Huda named on judging panel.

Contact & TriForce Creative Network have announced the judging panel for the next MonologueSlam UK taking place on Tuesday 26th May.

MonologueSlam UK is the industry showcase for actors from all backgrounds and profiles.  The showcase takes place across the UK in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester and London, with an annual national final in London at Theatre Royal Stratford East in December.  Monologue Slam is the only industry showcase to be sponsored by casting directory Spotlight and is renowned for offering a direct link between talent and the industry.

The Manchester round is set to take place at the Contact Theatre, Oxford Road on Tuesday 26 May, starting at 7.00pm and will be hosted by Dean Smith, famed for Last Tango in Halifax.

The judging panel for the event on includes Menhaj Huda, the director of hit feature film Kidulthood, who is currently directing on Coronation Street.  Casting Director Michelle Smith (Waterloo Road, Inspector George Gently) will be joining Huda on the panel, along with renowned agent Sam Rigby from Laine Management, who represents stars such as Chelsee Healey (Waterloo Road, Strictly Come Dancing).

Following a lengthy audition process, 21 actors are given the opportunity to perform for a welcoming audience and a panel of industry professionals in a position to move their careers forward. MonologueSlam UK brings you the most exciting new UK talent with an added element of competition raising the stakes for the participating performers.

The Youth Round – Performers ages 11-16 take on 1 minute monologues.

1 Minute Round – 1 minute competitive monologue smack-down for performers aged 17 and above.

3 Minute Round – The heavy-weight round designed for more experienced performers both professional and emerging aged 17 and over.

MonologueSlam takes place on Tuesday 26 May at 7.00pm at Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA.  Tickets £10/£6.00 (concessions).

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