Mercury Monologues in association with Josef Weinberger Plays

Mercury Monologues in association with Josef Weinberger Ltd will see hopefuls submit a short monologue, lasting no longer than 4 minutes, each week.

Submissions will be judged by a panel of professionals as selected by the Mercury and Josef Weinberger. Each week a new winner will be announced, earning themselves a £100 prize, and the chance to have their monologue read and streamed to the Mercury’s social media channels and website, by a professional, paid actor.

The deadline to submit the first monologue, which will be on the theme of “Temptation”, is Sun 5 Apr. The first winning work will then be streamed the following Wednesday.


  • Writers may only submit one monologue (per week).
  • Writers may only submit monologues (plays or musicals are not eligible).
  • Monologues must last no longer than 4 minutes in duration.
  • Monologues must be suitable for the Mercury’s social media and website.
  • Monologues must be wholly the original work of the writer.
  • Monologues must be previously unproduced.
  • Monologues must be unpublished.
  • Entries submitted posthumously will not be accepted.
  • Entries must be submitted to, entries to any other email will not be accepted.
  • Entries from Mercury Theatre Ltd / Josef Weinberger Ltd staff will not be accepted.
  • The decision of the judges is final and no individual correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entrants must be 16 and over.
  • We can only accept entries from writers resident in the UK or Ireland


5 April 2020 and then weekly

Published on:
2 Apr 2020


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