Join us for the performance of three brand new monologues. Selected from hundreds of submissions from across the globe for the Octagon's inaugural National Prize, these powerful new monologues are poignant, moving, and hopeful in equal measure. Blue
- "His tongue's slimy wet like a whale's lick. Dizzy, I watch him lick his lips, sometimes there's blue in those flicks." Life for Amber has always felt grey ?til suddenly she discovers the secret to tasting technicolour. Problem is, getting your colours like that doesn't last long. How can you ever get enough of something that only almost works? Being Amazing
- One morning 17 year old Leon wakes up believing the day is going to be amazing. The only trouble is, everything ? home, college, family, friends, the world at large ? seems to be working against him, and the day just keeps getting worse and worse. He has only one hope ? his mum's favourite singer, Kate Bush. But can she save the day? Nobody Can Never Get Us Back
- Yolanda Black is more than her trauma. Yolanda is Yolanda and that's a lot. She's got daughters, dogs, jobs, words, shoes?only the one husband?though some might say not quite. Yolanda likes to look after everybody and bother nobody. She is a woman who, if told she was unsung, would sing!Performers Jessica Baglow (Charlotte - Blue), Michael Peavoy (Leon - Being Amazing), Tupele Dorgu (Yolanda - Nobody Can Never Get Us Back).
Author Charlotte Josephine (Blue). Author Ian Townsend (Being Amazing). Author Shauna Mackay (Nobody Can Never Get Us Back).