If you're feeling a bit lost preparing your monologues or need some advice on how to make your speeches clearer, we have a collection of actors and directors who are standing by to help you. 



Hamish is an Associate Artist of The National Youth Theatre and was formerly the Associate Director of the Olivier Award winning Cock Tavern Theatre. He has directed numerous plays for a number of theatres, highlights include directing the world premiere of 'I Never Get Dressed Till After Dark On Sundays' by Tennessee Williams, working with Edward Bond on his play 'The Under Room' and directing award winning comedians in plays 'Below The Belt' and 'A Slight Ache' in Edinburgh. As an assistant he has worked for Complicite, Trafalgar Studios and immersive specialists Coney.

To book a One-on-One please follow the plan below: 

1. Book a 1 hour or 2 hour session below


            1 HOUR                                                    2 HOURS 


2. Compose an email with ONE-ON-ONE BOOKING as the title

3. Tell us in the email what speeches you're wanting to work on and attach a copy/photograph of the text. 

4. Tell us the dates you are available for a session and specify a morning or afternoon session. 

5. Tell us whether you are over or under 18 years old (for DBS purposes) and whether you have any special requirements.

6. Address the email to hello@themonobox.co.uk and click send

If you do not send us this information we cannot guarantee that we will be able to organise a session for you. Help us to help you! 









Amy is a theatre-maker, performance artist and facilitator. Following a degree in English at Cambridge University, she trained for two years with Philippe Gaulier in Paris, after which she established award-winning touring company Teatro Entre Escombros in Spain (“sublime, ridiculous”). Her most recent work has focused on solo performance, including MUMMY (performer, writer) and - in Portugal - De Monster (dramaturg, director). She writes, performs and directs for comedy and cabaret events, curates the satirical revue ExperTeaze and is currently writing her new bouffon show The Profit.


Amy has trained and worked with theatre companies from all over the world, including Complicite, Spymonkey and SITI Company. She has a diploma in Therapeutic Skills and is a core facilitator for Theatre for a Change (recent projects in Malawi and DRC) and Clowns Without Borders (recent projects in Greece and Turkey).



As a facilitator/coach, she is known for her playful and rigorous practice which is centred less on methods and more on madness. She frees the performer in a very special way.



Andrew is a theatre director and writer who stages new writing, devised work and adaptations internationally. With a background in audiovisual design, Andrew creates stimulating, visual work through collaboration and play. In 2009, he formed Squint theatre company; winners of the Pleasance Charlie Hartill Fund 2015 and Kevin Spacey Foundation Artist of Choice Award 2016. Andrew is a graduate of the Birkbeck Theatre Directing MFA, an Associate Director of the National Youth Theatre and was Resident Assistant Director at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2012/13.


Daniella Isaacs is an actress and writer. Currently she is performing her one-woman show Hear Me Raw which has had a sold out run at Soho Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe and is heading to The Arcola in February. The show was shortlisted for The Scotsman's Mental Heath Fringe Award. She has previously performed at the Bush, Soho Theatre, the Tricycle and recent television credits include Fleabag (BBC/Netflix). She is an alumni of The Oxford School of Drama & National Youth Theatre. As a writer, Daniella is developing new projects for stage and screen. 


Cassie Layton is an Actor, Musician and Comedienne from London. She trained at RADA and has worked prolifically all over the world since graduating, particularly in theatre. Her previous employmers include the Barbican, the Globe, the Young Vic, Manchester Royal Exchange, Chichester Festival Theatre, Hollywood Bowl, the BBC and Universal Pictures. She also worked as a Standup for a number of years, having trained at Amy Poehler’s infamous Upright Citizen’s Brigade in Los Angeles and has particular penchant for Comedy. She has taught on behalf of RADA for over 5 years and provides specialist workshops in Shakespeare and Classical Text.


Sam is an actor, writer and director based in London. After completing a degree in Drama from Bristol university, he trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre school. After university Sam co-founded the award-winning Greenlight Theatre which ran for 5 years, with accolades from the Stage, and performing shows at the fringe, the Arcola, CPT, and touring with House Theatre Consortium. 


As an actor he recently toured the world with Cheek by Jowl, furthering his acting training with Declan Donnellan, and appeared on C4's Humans. He starts at the National Theatre in August.


"First of all I just wanted to say thank you SO much for everything! I started coming to your speech surgeries and workshops in around October time last year and I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed and gained from my time with you. I've had a break from all things acting for the past 5 years but I made the decision to audition for drama school at the end of last year. I decided to use it as experience for next year because I knew how unlikely it was to get into anything in the first year. However, I somehow managed to get onto the Foundation course at Oxford School of Drama! Although it's not the 3 year course I auditioned for, after a break, I think it will be a great stepping stone for me!


Honestly, I would not have had a CLUE what I was doing when it came to anything to do with Drama school and the industry without the Monobox and my one-to-one sessions there so I just wanted to tell you how happy I am to have found you! I recommend you to all the people I audition with too!"