We Will Not Be Silenced - Monologues
During the first lockdown of the pandemic, in Mar/Apr 2020, Brian wrote twelve short monologues - vignettes about living through this frightening and distressing new time - for twelve brilliant actors. Each of the actors self-filmed their monologue on their phone.
1) FISHING FOR PIKE
As the virus spreads, NHS resources are stretched to the limit. In an already overstretched health service what does this mean to those already seriously ill?
Starring Bruce Panday, you can watch this monologue here.
Bruce's Spotlight link: https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/1/M12287.html.
2) RICKIE'S POEM
When Alice has a zoom session with her boyfriend Rickie while they are in lockdown in separate shared houses, he seems distracted and is acting weird. She's not happy with him. Will the poem he's written for her make everything alright?
Starring Jessica Hole, you can watch this monologue here.
Jessica's Spotlight link: https://www.spotlight.com/3739-6755-4993.
3) EVERY CLOUD
Susan is off on her morning walk and then has a full day of calls and errands. She hasn't been this busy in years, so that's good - isn't it?
Starring Vickie Holden-Swinton, you can watch this monologue here.
Vickie's Spotlight link:
4) MAN DOWN
What's a working man to do? Rules and rules, but a man has to feed his family. Matt has had to make difficult decisions and rules are made for bending anyway - aren't they?
Starring Dan Gaisford, you can watch this monologue here.
Dan's Spotlight link: https://www.spotlight.com/6010-9057-0473.
What would you do if you won the lottery? You'd be sorted - right?
Starring Marc Bessant, you can watch this monologue here.
Marc's Spotlight link:
6) ROSEMARIE'S LIST
Whoever you are. Whatever you do. You don't want to end up on Rosemarie's list. You really don't.
Starring Pea Lee you can watch this monologue here.
Pea's Spotlight link: https://www.spotlight.com/9094-6753-3964
As the epidemic spreads, people are feeling lost, anxious and fearful. For Morgan though, all he can see is an opportunity.
Starring Regan Tetlow, you can watch this monologue here.
Regan's Website: http://www.regantetlow.com/.
8) WOBBLE ROOM
In these sad and mad times, Polly is focusing on the positives and counting her blessings. Or is she?
Starring Alice Grace, you can watch this monologue here.
Alice's IMDb link: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2043854/
9) JANE'S DIARY
Jane has decided to keep a video diary, but is determined not to talk about "it". Can she?
Starring Amelia Sweetland, you can watch this monologue here.
Amelia's Spotlight link:
10) NO MORE HEROES
Lisa is a "hero" apparently and performs miracles on a daily basis. So she should be happy, shouldn't she?
Starring Samara MacLaren you can watch this monologue here.
Samara's Spotlight link: https://www.spotlight.com/0458-0190-5776
11) WISHING TREE
Sally doesn't wish for much these days, but even so, she's not against asking for some help to make those few wishes come true.
Starring Kim Burnett (and Finnian Burnett-Lawson), you can watch this monologue here.
Kim's Spotlight link: https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/301634253115