Comedy speech suitable for children

  • Victoria Sye

    Actor

    Hi,

    I have an audition for a xmas TIE tour- I have asked to prepare a comedy speech suitable for children but I've really struggled to find one. Could anyone advise me on a good place to start or even a piece which could be suitable?

    Thank you- any help would be much appreciated.

    X

    • 8th Sep 2009
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  • Katharine Kavanagh

    Actor

    Hi victoria,

    A good one can be to look at children's books and adapt something - this way you can slightly tailor it to the role / production in question as well?

    Good luck!

    Xx

    • 31st Aug 2009
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  • Luke Stevenson

    Actor

    Here is a short story for children. Its a bit dark, but fun.

    It got me a job with Hurricane a few years ago.

    Also, try looking at Grimms Tales...

    samhey.com/post/167101354

    Best,

    Luke

    • 1st Sep 2009
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  • User Deleted

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    Hi Victoria,

    Great news on the audition, I hope this isn't too late! Look up the Toadstool speech from 'How I Got That Part'By Robert Pridham. It's a great fun monog!

    • 1st Sep 2009
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  • Nadia Ostacchini

    Actor

    I guess Roald Dahl is the obvious choice? Or something by Ellen Dryden?

    When I had my term of mock auditions at drama school, I panicked and bought 2 books. One was called "Audition speeches for 6-16 year olds" by Jean Marlow & the other called: "Solo speeches for under 12-s" published by Oberon books, in association with Lamda. If you choose a speech from a book, I do advise you read the whole play though!

    Otherwise, perhaps you could take a look at the websites for Polka and The Unicorn theatres and see what they're doing...

    Good luck!

    • 2nd Sep 2009
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  • Nathan Masterson

    Actor

    Hi Victoria

    Dahl's Revolting Rhymes are a good bet, plenty of fun character work you can put in there, and they're entertaining for children and adults!

    I also once adapted The Lion and The Mouse fable at an audition which went down well!

    Good Luck!

    • 2nd Sep 2009
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  • Nadia Ostacchini

    Actor

    Sorry, I meant to say my "children's" mock audition. It sounds like all my mock auditions were children's theatre ones...or indeed, that I was between 6-16 when I went to drama school! ;-)

    • 2nd Sep 2009
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  • Nadia Ostacchini

    Actor

    ...or under 12!

    ;-)

    • 2nd Sep 2009
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  • Victoria Sye

    Actor

    Thank you for all your help and advice everyone- you helped me get the part with the company!!

    Thankyou again and best wishes! Xxx

    • 8th Sep 2009
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  • Nadia Ostacchini

    Actor

    Yay! Victoria, well done!

    nadia ;-)

    • 8th Sep 2009
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