Monologue Slam, a nationwide showcase for talented actors of all ages, returns this year to Theatre Royal Stratford East.

On 16th December from 8pm, watch 22 up-and-coming actors perform a monologue of their choice. The competitors have already won heats across the country and will now battle it out to be crowned the Monologue Slam National Champion.

Each participant will perform for an audience and a panel of industry professionals who are in a position to help them advance their careers. The event aims to help performers who may not have access to the usual routes into the industry. It does this by providing access to agents and casting directors who are looking to source fresh talent within the industry.

The show will consist of a youth round (11–17) and a professional round, where each actor will perform both a one minute and a three minute monologue.

Tickets are £12 and are available from the Monologue Slam website.