Kali Summer Solos

Following the success of our first Kali SOLOS series, we launched a call out for writers to contribute their monologues. We were overwhelmed with responses and some difficult decisions were made.

We are so pleased to announce that kickstarting our Summer SOLOS series is Dear Joe by Miriam Babooram.

Part virtual love letter, part confession, Dear Joe offers an entertaining and realistic glimpse into the challenges (and guilty pleasures!) that come with adjusting to family life in lockdown.

Writer: Miriam Babooram

Performed by: Yasmin Wilde

Director: Helena Bell


Deeply moving and sensitive, On Hold depicts the brutal reality of living with existing mental health issues in lockdown.

Writer: Veronica Dewan

Performed by: Aasiya Shah

Directed by: Helena Bell


If you have been affected by the themes of this monologue, please do consider reaching out for help. Below are some suggestions for organisations to contact:

Mind: The Mental Health Charity. Helpline 9am-6pm Monday to Friday 0300 123 3393

Shout: Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere

Samaritans: 24/7 urgent help. Phone 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network: Home of the largest community of Counsellors and Psychotherapists of Black, African, Asian and Caribbean Heritage in the UK

The Three Ps is a student’s impassioned speech which tackles race, politics and contemporary living in Britain.

This dynamic monologue reevaluates the way in which history is told and emphasises the importance of giving individuals a platform to speak their truth.

Written by: Kiran Benawra

Performed by: Komal Amin

Directed by: Helena Bell

Shelley King delivers a heartfelt, honest performance from the perspective of a family of doctors working on the frontline. The Tribe pays tribute to the sacrifice, dedication and determination of NHS workers whilst focusing on the people behind the profession.


Written by: Sarah Isaac

Performed by: Shelley King

Directed by: Helena Bell


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