Heretic Productions today announces the directors and cast for the inaugural Heretic Voices – a new competition which aims to find the best new writing in monologue form. The recently announced winners, chosen by Michael Billington, Lolita Chakrabarti, Monica Dolan and Mel Kenyon, will have their monologues produced by acclaimed directors and actors at the Arcola Theatre.
Award-winning director Roy Alexander Weise directs Ted Reilly in Sonya Hale’s Dean McBride, a vivid and poetic story of loss and redemption set on a Croydon council estate, Ted Reilly is most well-known for his current role Johnny Carter in Eastenders.
Max Gill directs Lauren Samuels in A Hundred Words for Snow by Tatty Hennessy, which describes a teenage girl’s solo journey to the North Pole with her father’s ashes. Amanda Boxer performs Woman Caught Unaware by Annie Fox, a searing examination of the culture of body shaming. This is Fox’s debut play, directed by Jessica Edwards.
The three monologues will be performed each evening from Tuesday 9 January until Saturday 13 January and they will also be published as a collection ‘Heretic Voices’ by Nick Hern Books.