Tag: monologues

  • Rosalind Eleazar’s Advice for Spotlight Prize Nominees

    Rosalind Eleazar’s Advice for Spotlight Prize Nominees

    ‘Slow Horses’ star Rosalind Eleazar on what makes a good monologue and how to nail your acting showcase. Actress Rosalind Eleazar, best known for her role as ‘Louisa Guy’ in Slow Horses and ‘Agnes’ in The Personal History of David Copperfield, is a previous Spotlight Prize winner who returned to help judge 2023’s Spotlight Prize…

  • Into the Spotlight: Young Performer Monologue Competition

    Into the Spotlight: Young Performer Monologue Competition

    Win a year’s Spotlight membership, £100 worth of camera equipment, a career advice session, a Spotlight goody bag and more! Our Into the Spotlight competition is back with a special Young Performer edition! We’re shining the spotlight on young talent and we want to see your brilliant performances. Whether it’s your favourite poem, a monologue or a…

  • Tips on How to Choose Your Monologue

    Tips on How to Choose Your Monologue

    Stage director Natalie Abrahami and Spotlight Prize performers share their top tips for choosing a great monologue that’s right for you Whether you’re choosing a monologue for a showcase, an audition, or even our very own ‘Into the Spotlight’ monologue competition, the search for a piece that perfectly shows off your acting skills can be daunting. There…

  • The Winner and Finalists for the ‘Into the Spotlight’ Musical Theatre Monologue Competition

    The Winner and Finalists for the ‘Into the Spotlight’ Musical Theatre Monologue Competition

    We’re excited to announce the winner and finalists for the latest ‘Into The Spotlight’ monologue competition! After the amazing response we had to our last Into the Spotlight monologue competition, we couldn’t wait to see what our talented members would send in – and you didn’t disappoint! This time around, we shone the spotlight on musical theatre,…

  • Tips for Preparing for a Performance

    Tips for Preparing for a Performance

    Top tips from our Spotlight Prize finalists about preparing for performing on stage or on camera. As part of the Spotlight Prize, graduate performers are asked to perform a monologue of their choice in front of the camera before performing a second piece on stage in front of an audience of industry professionals. We asked them what they did…

  • ‘Into the Spotlight’ Monologue Competition Winner and Finalists

    ‘Into the Spotlight’ Monologue Competition Winner and Finalists

    We are excited to announce the winner and our other finalists for the first-ever ‘Into The Spotlight’ competition! We were completely overwhelmed by the response for our first round and the team here at Spotlight were blown away by the entries we received. The team watched every monologue performance and we genuinely struggled to narrow the…

  • Where to Find Monologues for Auditions and Showcases

    Where to Find Monologues for Auditions and Showcases

    Tips for finding monologues for auditions or a showcase, and how to know which one is the right one for you to perform. We’re often asked where to find monologues for auditions or showcases. With so many resources available both online and in libraries, how do you go about starting your search? And how do…

  • How to Prepare for a Showcase

    How to Prepare for a Showcase

    Imelda Staunton, Alex Jennings and the Spotlight Showcase nominees share their advice for selecting and performing a monologue successfully Need to prepare a monologue? Imelda Staunton, Alex Jennings and all our nominees and winners from the Spotlight Showcase 2018 give their tips on how to choose your material and making the most of your preparation time…

  • How to Nail Your Drama School Audition

    How to Nail Your Drama School Audition

    Joe Richardson from the Guildford School of Acting audition panel gives us his insight into nailing your drama school audition… At Spotlight’s recent Open House, Joe Richardson led a session on the kinds of things you’ll need to ace your drama school audition. If you’re thinking about getting some formal training, we have lots of great advice…

  • Tips for Performing Your Best Monologue

    Tips for Performing Your Best Monologue

    Monologue tips from Guildford School of Acting audition panellist Joe Richardson By Christina Care At Spotlight’s Open House event, Joe Richardson led a wonderful session on auditioning for drama school. We went along to hear all his great advice on how to get your monologue into the best shape possible, and nail that audition! Avoid…