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1st April 22
For this year’s Shakespeare Monologue Competition, children nominated by their LAMDA teacher were invited to record themselves performing a monologue from a range of Shakespeare’s plays. The children were free to utilise any props, setting, costumes, or makeup they wished in their videos.
Our special external judge, acclaimed British theatre director Natalie Abrahami, wrote thoughtful feedback for each child. After much deliberation, she selected two entries to represent The Gower School at the national ISA Shakespeare Monologue Competition. At assembly, Miss Gowers presented each participating child with a special bookmark, feedback sheet, and competition certificate. Miss Gowers then announced the names of the two winning and two highly commended children before giving them each a special Shakespeare book as a prize. The two winning performances were then sent forward to the national competition, and their films can be viewed here or watched below. We wish them the best of luck!
We were seriously impressed by the high standard of the children’s performances. Drama is an integral part of The Gower School’s curriculum, and it is wonderful for children to have so many opportunities to share their performances. Thanks to our LAMDA teachers Miss Macnamara, Miss Mullen, Mr Taylor, and Mr Salmon for their excellent teaching, as well as their helpful comments about each entry. Huge thanks to Natalie Abrahami for donating her time and expertise judging each child’s monologue with such passion.
A photo of our winners with their certificates can also be viewed on our Facebook page.