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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 2021 applicants are available below.

Classical

  • Anne (Richard III by William Shakespeare, Act 1 Scene 2)
  • Anthony (Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Act 3 Scene 1)
  • Ariel (The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Act 3 Scene 3)
  • Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, Act 2 Scene 3)
  • Cleopatra (Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare, Act 5 Scene 2)
  • Edmund (The Tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare, Act 1 Scene 2)
  • Helena (A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, Act 1 Scene 1)
  • Juliet (Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Act 2 Scene 5)
  • Malcolm (Macbeth by William Shakespeare)
  • Oberon (A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, Act 2 Scene 1)
  • Portia (Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Act 2 Scene 1)
  • Proteus (The Two Gentleman of Verona by William Shakespeare, Act 2 Scene 6)
  • Romeo (Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Act 3 Scene 3)
  • Viola (Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Act 2 Scene 1)

Classical Monologues for 2021 applicants.

Contemporary

  • April (Company by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth)
  • Christopher (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, from the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens)
  • Cornelius (The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder)
  • Douglas (Europe by Michael Gow)
  • Francis (The Golden Age by Louis Nowra)
  • George (Our Town by Thornton Wilder)
  • Gwendolen (The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde)
  • Harper (Angels in America by Tony Kushner)
  • Mary (Bombshells by Joanna Murray Smith)
  • Verge (Diving for Pearls by Katherine Thompson)
  • Wesley (Curse of the Starving Class by Sam Shepard)

Candidates have advised us that On Top of the World by Michael Gow is no longer in print. Apologies for any inconvenience. A Michael Gow monologue from a play that is in print has been added:

Contemporary Monologues for 2021 applicants