Danny Boyle Presents: Children's Monologues

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Sun 25 Oct 2015

The Children’s Monologues dramatise the testimonies of young children growing up in Rammulotsi, a small rural township in the Free State province of South Africa. Invited to describe a day that made their soul happy or sad, The Children’s Monologues retell the true stories of young people expressing personal experiences in their own words.

Five years ago the original Monologues brought together an all-star cast for a night of unique and unmissable theatre. The 2015 anniversary gala will feature brand new writing and contributors, never to be seen again.

Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle returns to the Royal Court Theatre with Associate Director Gbolahan Obisesan.

Cast: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Alfie Allen, Zawe Ashton, Cressida Bonas, Nazanin Boniadi, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kit Harington, Josh Hartnett, Daniel Kaluuya, Nicole Kidman, Rose Leslie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, James McAvoy, Wunmi Mosaku and David Thewlis

Contributing writers include: James Graham, Tanika Gupta MBE, Sir David Hare, Amy Jephta, Neil LaBute, Napo Masheane, Eliot Moleba, Mongiwekhaya, Jack Thorne, Laura Wade, Richard Warlow, Roy Williams OBE

Running time: approx two hours (incl. interval)

This performance includes adult content and language. Themes could include sexual violence and scenes of a disturbing nature.

All Gala proceeds benefit Dramatic Need, registered charity number 1119443.

For all enquiries, please contact info@dramaticneed.org.

All tickets from £180 and above include a limited edition artist’s print, created exclusively for the event and inspired by the monologues; a hardback souvenir book and admittance to the champagne reception following the performance.

Artists contributing to the Children’s Monologues include Stuart Semple, Rob Ball, Dan Dickson, George Dawnay Godfried Donkor, Tom Gallant, Vanessa Garwood,Tom Gauld, Quentin Jones, Whitney McVeigh, Steven Smith, and Hormazd Narielwalla.”


Dramatic Need is a creative arts charity helping vulnerable children in South Africa and Rwanda to build hope and self-belief in the face of conflict, trauma and hardship. The charity believes in use of the creative arts as a non-threatening way of addressing development issues and trauma in children. Working in rural communities, Dramatic Need volunteers use tools such as drama, art and film-making to encourage dialogue within the community on ‘taboo’ subjects such as HIV awareness, ethnic violence and gender disparity.


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