A varied collection of 30 contemporary monologues from Mark Wheeller's plays.
The book includes monologues from
Too Much Punch For Judy,
Hard To Swallow,
Missing Dan Nolan,
I Love You, Mum I Promise I Won't Die,
... and many more of Mark's plays... and musicals.
All these monologues are suitable for young people to use in the classroom, online to camera or Zoom, or for audition use. Despite many being ostensibly for adult performers they are all tried and tested for young people to use with amazing results.Without exception, they were all written for young people to perform. Being verbatim material, they are all suitable for blind casting.
Mark's monologues have been used in collections before but there has never been a collection of exclusively Mark Wheeller monologues - until now.
About the Author
Mark Wheeller began writing whilst a student at Marlwood Comprehensive School, Bristol. After teaching drama for thirty-six years he retired in July 2015 to concentrate on writing and delivering Drama/Theatre workshops to students and teachers across the world. Mark is one of the most-performed playwrights in Britain. Too Much Punch For Judy has been performed over 6,000 times and Chicken nearly 6,000. Missing Dan Nolan and Hard to Swallow are both set texts for the GSCE Drama 9-1 exams. His work has been a staple part of the Drama curriculum both in the UK and abroad for the past three decades. Professional productions of Hard to Swallow, I Love You Mum, I Promise I Won't Die and Chicken regularly tour schools and many of Mark's works are available on DVD, with digital formats forthcoming in late 2020. His study guides include Drama Schemes, The Story Behind Too Much Punch For Judy, Drama Club & Hard to Swallow - Easy to Digest. He has three children and lives just outside the New Forest, with his wife Rachael, and Labrador, Dusty.