Minute Monologue

We at Miniver Theatre decided we wanted to try our best to encourage the flow of creative juices during lockdown.


We hope that by doing so we could also potentially provide a little bit of help to fellow theatre makers who may be struggling in these strange times.


We’d like to instigate some theatrical fun whilst theatres are closed, so if you're feeling creative and are looking for an opportunity to be imaginative, then we have a competition to inspire you...

The challenge: write and film yourself performing an original monologue that is no longer than 60 seconds.


Miniver theatre's


  • Entrants must be 16 and over.

  • Writers may only submit one filmed monologue each.

  • submitted original content must belong to the writer. 

  • Monologues must be unproduced and unpublished.

  • We can only accept submissions from those in the UK or Ireland.

  • submissions must be made through the google form linked below  if you have technical issues then please send your entry to minivertheatre@gmail.com with the subject 'Miniver Theatre's Minute Monologue'. 

  • The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence with individual participants will be entered into. 

We want monologues that really make us feel for the character featured. We want to love your character! We want to hate your character! we want monologues that inspire real emotion. it will be the entries that affect us the most that will be chosen as the three winners. Our theme (or lack thereof) may be broad but we want to inspire as many people as possible to get creating.

No theme.

no set style.

edited however you like.

no specialist equipment needed  feel free to use your phone.

There will be three winners and each will receive a prize of £50. 

The competition will close at midnight on the 11th may 2020 and any submissions made after then will not be considered. Please do make sure you submit your entry with plenty of time to spare in case an issue arises. If you have any questions then please do feel free to email us at minivertheatre@gmail.com. We can't wait to enjoy your submissions...

Good Luck!

this challenge is closed