Moreton Hall’s Drama Department is this week announcing the launch of an exciting monologue competition, ‘The Show Must Go On’, with lucky winners receiving a coaching session from one of the West End’s leading theatrical agents, Mark Jermin.

Moreton Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 pupils have been invited to showcase their talents in front of a judging panel of three industry professionals. Accompanying Mark Jermin on the panel will be former EastEnders actress and Queen of the Celebrity Jungle, Charlie Brooks and West End performer, Kane Oliver-Parry.

The monologue competition, created by Moreton Hall’s Drama department, celebrates  creativity and writing whilst developing communication skills and having fun during these frustrating times. Pupils will be requested to perform their two minute monologue to leading practitioners by submitting their recorded entries by 26th June.

Mark Jermin, who has clients in an array of West End Shows, as well as clients in Coronation Street, Our Girl and Gavin & Stacey to name but a few, is always on the lookout for new talent and keen to commence the competition said; ‘I have been to see various shows at Moreton Hall and been lucky enough to have some of the older students attend my Stage and Screen workshops. I am always bowled over by the level of talent, maturity and determination that the Moreton girls always show – bring it on!’

Charlie Brooks, who is fresh from filming a new television drama in Australia, commented, ‘I am very much looking forward to judging another competition at Moreton Hall. The talent and enthusiasm is always mind blowing and I know my job isn’t going to be easy’.

Kane Oliver-Parry who is currently part of the West End cast of Matilda and is really looking forward to seeing what the competition brings added, ‘I love coming to Moreton and delivering workshops. Many pupils would be at home in a West End show and the talent always impresses me. Good luck to all competing’.

Winners will be announced by the judges through a recorded video message during the Moreton Hall’s end of term Speech Day Assembly.