News: Papatango announce winning monologues for Isolated But Open – Voices From Across The Shutdown

Papatango Theatre Company has announced the ten winning monologues from their Isolated But Open – Voices From Across The Shutdown initiative. Filmed performances of the monologues are available now for free on Papatango’s website (, alongside the publication of each monologue as a free online PDF by Nick Hern Books.

The winning monologues were chosen from 2,063 submissions.

They are:

  • Hungry Like by William Drew (performed by Rosie Day)
  • Guts by Angus Harrison (performed by Bryony Miller)
  • rise from the wreckage by Benedict Lombe (performed by Gloria Obianyo)
  • Leave A Message by Hannah Mribiha (performed by Laura Hanna)
  • Pythagoras by Emma Pritchard (performed by Lucy Bromilow)
  • Hips by Alex Riddle (performed by Josef Davies)
  • Hair To Stay by Danusia Samal (performed by Shanaya Rafaat)
  • The Second Law Of Thermodynamics by Tafline Steen (performed by Andrea Hall)
  • Wild Swim by Martha Watson Allpress (performed by Lizzy Watts)
  • One More Son by Pip Williams (performed by Daniel Monks)

Isolated But Open – Voices From Across The Shutdown is one of several of Papatango’s initiatives to encourage creativity and facilitate the enjoyment of new writing in the face of theatre closures across the country. Other projects include the Papatango Mobile Library and free advice services on Arts Council funding and any other creative concerns.

Previously released were two world premiere monologues by Rachel De-Lahay and Anders Lustgarten, starring Susan Wokoma and Danny Kirrane respectively, which can also be viewed on the website.

All winning playwrights and the actors performing the monologues were paid £100.

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