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Monologues

There is no substitute for practice. Learn your monologues well so that your audition is the best it can be.

Monologues for 2022 applicants are available below.

Classical

  • Antipholus (The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare, Act 3 Scene 2)
  • Brutus (Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Act 2 Scene 1)
  • Faustus (Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, Act 1 Scene 1)
  • Hamlet (Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Act 3 Scene 1)
  • Hecate (The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Act 3 Scene 5)
  • Helena (A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, Act 3 Scene 3)
  • Julia (Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare, Act 1 Scene 2)
  • Macbeth (The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Act 1 Scene 7)
  • Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Act 1 Scene 4)
  • Nurse (Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Act 1 Scene 3)
  • Orlando (As You Like It by William Shakespeare, Act 1 Scene 1)
  • Portia (Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Act 2 Scene 1)
  • Queen Margaret (The Tragedy of King Richard  the Third by William Shakespeare, Act 1 Scene 3)
  • Richard Gloucester (The Tragedy of King Richard  the Third by William Shakespeare, Act 3 Scene 3)
  • Rosalind (As You Like It by William Shakespeare, Act 3 Scene 4)
  • Vittoria (The White Devil by John Webster, Act 4 Scene 2)

Classical Monologues for 2022 applicants (pdf, 256kb)

Contemporary

  • Angela (All Souls by Daniel Keene)
  • Cornelius (The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder)
  • Daughter (Vital Signs by Jane Martin)
  • Denise (The Call by Patricia Cornelius)
  • Dewy (School of Rock, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Glenn Slater; Script by Julian Fellowes)
  • Dulcie (Summer of the Aliens by Louis Nowra)
  • Gary (The Call by Patricia Cornelius)
  • Grace (Atlanta by Joanna Murray-Smith)
  • Mad (Still Waiting by Alexandra Collier)
  • Mary Warren (The Crucible by Arthur Miller)
  • Monty (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder by Robert L Friedman)
  • Ruben (Ruben Guthrie by Brendan Cowell)
  • Tony (Kiss Me Like You Mean It by Chris Chibnall)
  • Trofimov (The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov)
  • Warren (This is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan)
  • Woman 1 (The Black Sequin Dress by Jenny Kemp)

Contemporary Monologues for 2022 applicants (pdf, 244kb)