Speech Share is a podcast hosted by The Mono Box's Co-Founders, Polly Bennett and Joan Iyiola. They talk with some of the nation's most admired actors about their journey through the profession and a stand out play that they have been involved in, culminating in the performance of a favourite monologue.
Since 2019, the podcast has been recorded live on Hampstead's Main Stage. Click below to hear those episodes entitled Speech Share Live.
THE MONOLOGUE LIBRARY
As a source of inspiration during lockdown, The Mono Box have created an audio library of monologues from previous episodes of Speech Share, as well as exclusive new recordings made by top theatre talent in lockdown.
We've made a selection available here on the Hampstead Theatre website of those speeches performed on our stage over the last year and new home recordings from those performers who were due to appear on our stage this spring (including Gwilym Lee, Marion Bailey, Paapa Essiedu, Siobhan Redmond and Vanessa Kirby).
Simply click on the face of the actor to hear their speech.
Denise Gough reads from People, Places and Thing by Duncan Macmillan
Sir Derek Jacobi reads from Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Gina McKee reads from Faith Healer by Brian Friel
Gwilym Lee reads from The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
Jenna Russell reads from The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare
Joseph Marcell reads from Omeros by Derek Walcott
Kenneth Cranham reads When Earth's Last Picture is Painted by Rudyard Kipling
Marion Bailey reads from Broken Water by Michèle Winstanley
Paapa Essiedu reads from Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Prassanna Puwanarajah reads from Amadeus by Peter Shaffer
Sheila Atim performs from Klook's Last Stand by Ché Walker
Siobhan Redmond reads from Dunsinane by David Greig
Sir Simon Russell Beale reads from The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Vanessa Kirby reads from Love and Money by Dennis Kelly
Youssef Kerkour reads from Impassioned Embraces by John Pielmeier