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Audition monologues

So I decided on monologues.

I would love to do Hamlets advice to actors, but hamlet is probably way overdone anyway and there are really nice monologues out there.

I will be preparing Richard II “of comfort no man speak”

It’s probably also very overdone, especially since they made the hollow Crown movies but I read it while I was in school and I love it.

My contemporary piece will be Tony from kiss me like you mean it “… I know we only met…”

My backup classic will be from troilus and cressida “I take to-day a wife”.

I hope that this is enough contrast and an acceptable choice for auditions…

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Benedict Cumberbatch: Supporting my old drama school is vital for arts

Benedict Cumberbatch has warned that London could “lose a vital artistic resource” if his old drama school fails to raise about £3 million to complete its redevelopment.

The Sherlock actor joined other alumni of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, which dates back to 1861, in backing its Act Now! campaign. It has already raised about £25 million towards building two theatres and an education wing, with rehearsal space and a digital suite. Cumberbatch, a patron of the appeal, said he was “thrilled” to see Lamda prepare for the future.

But he added: “Should we fail to seize this opportunity, London will lose a vital artistic resource that nourishes the global performing arts industry, contributes to our economy and enriches our cultural life.” Other alumni of the Barons Court college include Dominic Cooper, David Oyelowo, Ruth Wilson, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jim Broadbent.

Broadbent, who won the supporting actor Oscar in 2001 for his performance in Iris, said: “Without Lamda the industry would be poorer.“ Directors and producers know someone who trained at Lamda will come to a production with a grown-up, enthusiastic and collaborative approach — and that’s gold dust in the rehearsal room, on stage or on set.”

“As a student, I learnt a lot under the outstanding training provided by Lamda. Today it is poised to fulfil a long-held ambition to provide facilities to match.

“One of the capital’s leading and best-loved dramatic arts organisations will at last possess the space, facilities and physical presence it deserves.”

standard.co.uk
Benedict Cumberbatch: Supporting my old drama school is vital for arts

Benedict Cumberbatch has warned that London could “lose a vital artistic resource” if his old drama school fails to raise about £3 million to complete its redevelopment.

The Sherlock actor joined other alumni of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, which dates back to 1861, in backing its Act Now! campaign.

It has already raised about £25 million towards building two theatres and an education wing, with rehearsal space and a digital suite.

Cumberbatch, a patron of the appeal, said he was “thrilled” to see Lamda prepare for the future.

But he added: “Should we fail to seize this opportunity, London will lose a vital artistic resource that nourishes the global performing arts industry, contributes to our economy and enriches our cultural life.”

Other alumni of the Barons Court college include Dominic Cooper, David Oyelowo, Ruth Wilson, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jim Broadbent.

Broadbent, who won the supporting actor Oscar in 2001 for his performance in Iris, said: “Without Lamda the industry would be poorer.

“Directors and producers know someone who trained at Lamda will come to a production with a grown-up, enthusiastic and collaborative approach — and that’s gold dust in the rehearsal room, on stage or on set.”