Glitter in the Dark Competition

Glitter in the Dark

2020 is a tough year to be an actor, and an even tougher time to start your acting career.

So we wanted to shine some light on the glittering talent who are starting their careers while theatres are dark - and to provide them with a chance to showcase themselves.

We're giving one 2020 graduate the chance to star in the World Premiere of a brand new Philip Ridley monologue, which will form part of our The Beast Will Rise season.

The Beast Will Rise has had an incredible critical response. Lyn Gardner, writing for Stagedoor, said: "I’m constantly on the edge of throwing my hands in the air & saying I never want to see another online monologue in my life. Then a show comes along to change my mind."

Aleks Sierz in The Arts Desk called them "An imaginative celebration of the glittering dark," while The Guardian said they "Leave our hairs on end."

Here's a taster of the monologues so far..

What will I get?

As well as the chance to star in a Philip Ridley world premiere, we're offering lots of other things to help you kickstart your career, including mentoring sessions, a professionally edited and colour graded copy of your world premiere for your showreel, a Spotlight credit for 2020, a small cash prize, and more.

Can I enter?

The competition is open to anyone finishing acting training in 2020, at this uniquely difficult time. See the FAQ for more information about entry requirements.

How to enter

To enter, please record 1-2 minutes from any of the Philip Ridley monologues that have been part of The Beast Will Rise season and submit your video here by 11.59pm on 12th July.

We’ll shortlist our favourites, with the help of a panel of industry professionals. The winner will get to work with director Wiebke Green on a never-before-seen monologue which will be shown on our website and YouTube channel to a worldwide audience.

Questions? We’re sure you’ve got loads .. so please check our FAQ, and if the answer isn’t there, ask us on Twitter.

Submit your monologue

See the full Full terms & conditions.