Second Thursday of each month from 7 - 9.30pm (see full dates including exceptions below)

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Speak The Speech is a regular monologue workshop that has been running at Theatre Deli since September 2017, created by Warren Rusher as a response to the lack of affordable acting training in London.

A typical session consists of performers presenting a monologue which is then workshopped with the aim of improving the performers approach to content and character.

Our aim is not to produce the perfect monologue, but to use the monologue format to enhance each performer’s skill set and develop their personal acting process. We generally manage to work on 5-8 pieces per session. Stretch your skills in the warmest and most welcoming space to try things out:
- Refresh an audition monologue from your repertoire
- Try something new with a speech
- Read a monologue for the first time
- Perhaps you just want to see how others approach a text.
- Or maybe you have a casting coming up…

There is no pressure to perform, you can just soak up the atmosphere and be part of the experience.

Better your skills, learn from watching others, actively help others improve, and make new friends.

"Had such an amazing time with @warrenrusher doing #speakthespeech last night! Some amazing feedback on my monologue and saw some absolutely fantastic actors do their stuff." Speak the Speech participant 

"Such a great evening @theatredeli for @warrenrusher‘s monologue night last night! Inspirational stuff." Speak the Speech participant 

Upcoming Dates and Times 

Speak the Speech recurs on the second Thursday of each month from 7 - 9.30pm. 

Thursday 15th June

Thursday 13th July 

Thursday 10th August

Thursday 14th September 

Thursday 12th October 

Thursday 9th November 

Thursday 14th December 

Thursday 11th January

About this event 

Age guidance: This event is suitable for all ages. 

Duration: This event is 90 minutes long. 

Interval: This event does not have an interval. 

Tickets: Tickets are free and are available to book through Eventbrite.


See our Accessibility Guide for full information about access in our venue including step-free access.

Find out more about Warren Rusher and Speak the Speech

Warren is an actor, acting coach, and drama teacher from N. Ireland, he has been running Speak The Speech for over 5 1/2 years. Speak The Speech is a regular free acting class that uses monologues as the focus to develop the performers personal process. Warren created and led an international Acting Shakespeare Masterclass series in NYC, Vancouver and London. He is a working actor and teaches monologues, scripted scenes, and acting Shakespeare at the London College of Performing Arts. His performing work includes, Film, TV, West End, and fringe theatre. 

Facebook: /SpeakThe SpeechActing

Twitter: @WarrenRusher

Instagram: @WarrenRusher

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