Welsh Monologues

  • Dewi Evans

    Actor

    Hey Guys

    Does anyone know any monologues from any Welsh plays? I have been told that I should add one to my repertoire so that I have an audition piece that plays on my native accent.

    There is obviously Under Milk Wood and the other works that Dylan Thomas created but I was wondering if anyone knew of any others and where I could get them from.

    Thanks

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    • 26th Mar 2009
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  • Gary Richards

    Actor

    Try Danny in Night Must Fall by Emlyn Williams. A truly wonderful part.Slightly dated, but what an evil character.I'm sure you will enjoy it. Or maybe Corn Is Green also by Emlyn Williams. He was an excellent writer and actor.

    Good Luck

    Gary Richards

    • 24th Mar 2009
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  • Michael Grinter

    Actor

    Hi Dewi,

    Look at Peter Gill's "Cardiff East" or one of his other plays (I don't know them but he was born in Cardiff). If there is nothing long enough put several small pieces together to create one longer monologue.

    Dymuniadau gorau,

    Michael Grinter

    • 25th Mar 2009
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  • Michael Grinter

    Actor

    Hi Dewi,

    On reflection you do not need a monologue from a Welsh production to showcase a Welsh accent. Just choose a character for whom accent is not a defining characteristic and display them with your natural Welshness. One decision you might like to consider is the status of the character. I know that this is stereotyping but, generally, I think, high status characters are not given Welsh accents. Welsh characters are, maybe, soldiers, (privates not officers); working class men of different kinds; the comedy characters who are often given Welsh accents. Look at Notting Hill and the difference beyween the roles and accents of Hugh Grant and Rhys Ifans. There was no need for a particular accent in the Rhys Ifans role but now try to imagine the roles reversed.

    I am not sure that this helps in choosing a monologue but I know from my own experience that often a strong accent can help a Director go down a route that they had not considered before an audition. Certainly, it has helped me.

    Best of luck,

    Michael

    • 25th Mar 2009
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    Bit of an obvious one, but Cliff in 'Look Back in Anger' by John Osborne.

    • 25th Mar 2009
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    Evans in Lags by ron hutchinson.. great play great character.. Evans is on stage pretty much the whole play but doesnt say much until he explodes into a great monologue..good luck

    • 25th Mar 2009
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  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    Hi Dewi,

    as you are a young looking guy how about Morgan Evans From The Corn is Green by Emlyn Williams he's got a good chunk where he tells Miss Moffat off about two thirds of the way through, because he intends to stay and work in the mines and look after the baby that he's accidentally sired with bessy watty. Instead of going away to oxford university. He's had a little to drink at the time so there's a bit of meat on the bones to have a go at.

    • 25th Mar 2009
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  • Lowri Lewis

    Actor

    Hi Dewi,

    Have a look at some Gary Owen plays, if your looking for a comedy piece Frank Vickery is a master and Ian Rowlands Love in Plastic have a look at the Waiter's speech at the end it's darkly witty and written phonetically.

    Good luck and hope this helps.

    Cymer Ofal

    Lowri

    • 25th Mar 2009
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  • Nathan Head

    Actor

    there was a great poem i once read that was intended to be spoke in a welsh accent, it was called " a welsh incident".. i forget who wrote it.

    ps. it was a poem that didn't rhyme, it just had the same syllable count per every patterned line is all.. it was quite funny.

    • 26th Mar 2009
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  • Nathan Head

    Actor

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    • 26th Mar 2009
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  • Nathan Sussex

    Actor

    Hi

    i would like to plays by patrick jones to the list. patrick wrote everything must go and unprotected sex which have some fantastic male monologues. gritty and raw

    there are some ed thomas plays and also look up any plays which script cymru produced. lots of new writing there.

    • 26th Mar 2009
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