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Welcome to Manchester School of Theatre’s Virtual Showcase.

Throughout the turbulence of the last year, our third-year actors have shown their tenacity and creativity, their passion and their talent, and have moved fluidly and confidently between a variety of media, even in the course of a single rehearsal process.

Their first season was a huge success, opening with David Hare’s The Secret Rapture, followed by Road by Jim Cartwright and then Image of an Unknown Young Woman by Elinor Cook.

Currently, our students are engaged in a new devised production, as yet untitled, directed by Simon Trinder and a production of Jonathan Harvey’s Babies, directed by Joe Gilmour-Rees. Both of these productions will be available online in the coming weeks.

We are busy planning our third season of shows, available in July and August and we hope that by then, we’ll be able to welcome you into our brand new 200 seat studio theatre.

We hope you enjoy our first instalment of our Virtual Showcase.

Content Advisory – The performances in this video include strong language and deal with adult themes. Some may find the topics of the monologues upsetting.

Featuring

Beth Lily-Banks

Beth Lily-Banks

Good Fun by Victoria Wood
Character: Lynne

03:57
Kitty Watson

Kitty Watson

Boys from the Blackstuff by Alan Bleasdale
Character: Angie

05:30
Jake Cooke

Jake Cooke

Boys by Ella Hickson
Character: Timp

07:08
Lucy Carter

Lucy Carter

Belongings By Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
Character: Deb

08:38
Cal Newman

Cal Newman

The Libertine by Stephen Jeffreys
Character: John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

10:01
Molly Crighton

Molly Crighton

Iphigenia in Splott by Gary Owen
Character: Effie

11:44
Rachel Sims

Rachel Sims

The Revlon Girl by Neil Anthony Docking
Character: Rona

13:29
Matt Leaman

Matt Leaman

Kids written by Michael Phillips
Character: Boy

15:46
Laura Sharma

Laura Sharma

Plastic Figurines by Ella Carmen Greenhill
Character: Rose

17:29
Daniel Hird

Daniel Hird

James II from The James Plays by Rona Munro
Character: William Douglas

19:17
Amelia Isaac Jones

Amelia Isaac Jones

A Box by Amelia Isaac Jones
Character: Olivia

20:44
Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans

The Nether by Jennifer Haley
Character: Sims

22:13
Kelton Hoyland

Kelton Hoyland

The History Boys by Alan Bennett
Character: Dakin

23:44
Ntombizodwa Ndlovu

Ntombizodwa Ndlovu

Why We Sing By Kirk Franklin
Character: Girl

25:05
Tom Eastwood

Tom Eastwood

The Ridley Plan by Tom Eastwood
Character: Matthew

26:35
Jack Moorby

Jack Moorby

Me, as a Penguin by Tom Wells
Character: Stitch

28:07
Casey Ericksen

Casey Ericksen

Hymns by Chris O'Connell
Character: Scott

29:39
Ben Kenzie

Ben Kenzie

Once Upon a Time in Wigan By Mick Martin
Character: Eugene

31:25
Natalie Bottova

Natalie Bottova

Rock 'n' Roll by Tom Stoppard
Character: Jan

33:00
Isobel Donkin

Isobel Donkin

Barbarians by Barrie Keeffe
Character: Jan

34:38
Olivia Owen

Olivia Owen

Wild Swim by Martha Watson Allpress
Character: Lauren

36:25
Laura Masters

Laura Masters

Haunting of Bly Manor By Rebecca Leigh Klingel
Character: Jamie Taylor

38:29
Scarlett Barnfather

Scarlett Barnfather

A First World Problem by Milly Thomas
Character: Hebe

40:00
India Barnett

India Barnett

Natives by Glenn Waldron
Character: A

41:25
Greta Hansen

Greta Hansen

Guardians by Peter Morris
Character: The American Girl

43:02
Amelia Lloyd

Amelia Lloyd

Chapel Street by Luke Barnes
Character: Kirsty

44:49
Marley Brown

Marley Brown

American Crime Story: The Assasination of Gianni Versace by Tom Rob Smith
Character: Andrew Cunanan

46:33
Andrew Purcell

Andrew Purcell

The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman / Tectonic Theater Project
Character: Jonas

48:08
Stefanie-May Hammoudeh

Stefanie-May Hammoudeh

At her feet by Nadia Davids
Character: Azra al Jamal

49:59