We Will Not Be Silenced - Monologues 

 

During the coronavirus pandemic and in lockdown Brian decided to write a series of twelve short monologues - vignettes about living through this time, and for a different actor to self-film each of them 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:

https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/1/F57956.html.

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.

5) LUCKY 

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: 

https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/2854-3495-1043.

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
 

7) VITAMINS 

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: 

https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/2613-5640-4880

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 them 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

12) DAWN CHORUS 

Gill is up early again. It's a big day and as she listens to the dawn chorus, she realises she doesn't ever want it to stop.

Starring Karen Payne, you can watch this monologue here.  

Karen's Spotlight link: https://www.spotlight.com/8468-0198-8789

© 2020 by Brian Coyle

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