Octagon Theatre Bolton
Director Elizabeth Newman & Ben Occhipinti
Writers Charlotte Josephine, Ian Townsend & Shauna Mackay

Celebrate the power of monologues with three brand new monologues selected from hundreds of submissions from across the globe, performed by a cast of three outstanding actors.

Written by Charlotte Josephine

“His tongue’s slimy wet like a whale's lick. Dizzy, I watch him lick his lips, sometimes there’s blue in those flicks.” Life for Amber has always felt grey ‘til suddenly she discovers the secret to tasting technicolour. Problem is, getting your colours like that doesn’t last long. How can you ever get enough of something that only almost works?

Returning after starring as the feisty Rita in Educating Rita, Jessica Baglow will be taking on the role of Amber.

Being Amazing
Written by Ian Townsend

One morning 17 year old Leon wakes up believing the day is going to be amazing. The only trouble is, everything – home, college, family, friends, the world at large – seems to be working against him, and the day just keeps getting worse and worse. He has only one hope – his mum’s favourite singer, Kate Bush. But can she save the day?

After his role of  in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Michael Peavoy returns to perform in Ian Townsend’s Being Amazing as Leon.

Nobody Can Never Get Us Back
Written by Shauna Mackay

Yolanda Black is more than her trauma. Yolanda is Yolanda and that’s a lot. She’s got daughters, dogs, jobs, words, shoes—only the one husband—though some might say not quite. Yolanda likes to look after everybody and bother nobody. She is a woman who, if told she was unsung, would sing!

Tupele Dorgu, who played Kelly Crabtree in Coronation Street makes her Octagon Debut as Yolanda.

Additional information


£12 (concessions available)

Age Guide


Cast & Crew


Jessica Baglow

Jessica Baglow

Amber in Charlotte Josephine’s Blue.
Michael Peavoy

Michael Peavoy

Leon in Ian Townsend’s Being Amazing
Tupele Dorgu

Tupele Dorgu

Yolanda in Shauna Mackay Nobody Can Never Get Us Back



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