MaD 2015

MaD (Monologues and Duologues) 2015


Intimate moments in an intimate space. A monologue is the most intimate form of theatre, where a character shares their thoughts and experiences directly with the audience, while a duologue invites them to eavesdrop on an interaction between two people.

One or two characters in search of an audience. Treat yourself to four evenings of distinctive new drama. This ever-popular WRiTEON event runs over four Sundays, with a different programme of four or more pieces for one or two actors, each week. As an audience member, you’ll have the opportunity to give your feedback on the scripts. The plays are short (up to 20 minutes each) and are performed script-in-hand by our team of talented actors.

“The feedback on the night was very helpful and encouraging” (Writer)

 “Love all the stuff WRiTEON do, proud to part of it.” (Actor)

“ I think the range of activities and opportunities that WRiTEON is currently offering is rich and impressive.” (Writer)


Sundays 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th July at 7pm in the ADC Theatre Bar.

Thursday 9th July at 7:55 pm in Junction 3.  Performed as part of Menagerie’s Hotbed Festival. More details here. Book here.

Script submissions

Here is the list of 22 monologues and duologues selected for our forthcoming MaD season (Sundays 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th July). The writers will be contacted by the producers to confirm for which week each script is scheduled. All selected scripts will be read by Gemma Langford (who ran our recent Monologue Writing Workshop Course) who will be offering feedback to the writers, in response to which they may, if they wish, do edits/revisions/rewrites prior to the start of rehearsals.  However, we reserve the right to revert to the original if the new version is substantially longer or is not thought to be improved.

Admissions by Trish Rawson
Alphabetical Order by Alan Morgan
Behind Closed Doors by Rania Kurdi
Café Voltaire by David Lambert
Checkmate by Cat Nicol
Choice Cuts by James Stedman
Cockney Rebel by Mari Vindis
Entitled by Kim Komljanec
For Alice by Lorraine Forrest-Turner
Grow by Gemma Langford
Half-Light by James Stedman
Home Soon by Melanie Taylor
Mary’s Room by Steven Kitson
Memories by Trish Rawson
Monologue for Two by Richard Peoples
Numb by Gemma Langford
Pencils by Gill Saxon
Pink Leather by Dave Pescod
The Man Next Door by Alice Turner
The Open Window by Dominic O’Sullivan
The Smell of Blood by Jay Hale
Unexpected Guest by David Monksfield

Congratulations to those who had scripts selected. Commiserations to those who didn’t.


The casting session will be Sunday 14th June 3.30pm-5.30pm – St Philips School Hall, 2 Vinery Way, Cambridge CB1 3DR (NB NOT Ross Street!)

Interested actors and directors should e-mail to register. There are likely to be roles for all ages, both genders and a range of types and we are willing to consider all levels of experience (or lack of). All performances are script-in-hand so, although there are rehearsals and commitment is required, there are no lines to learn.


Producers are also needed (each to be responsible for the smooth running of one of the four nights). E-mail if interested. You don’t have to have done it before!