At the heart of The Mono Box is a collection of over 3,500 plays donated by industry professionals in response to the question, “If you could recommend one play to a young actor to read, what would it be?”


With personally inscribed donations from leading industry figures including: actors Dame Judi Dench, David Tennant, Denise Gough, playwrights Caryl Churchill, Alan Bennett, Simon Stephens and directors Michael Grandage, Lyndsey Turner and Ian Rickson. 


The Mono Box script library is a unique catalogue of advice and inspiration with choices that you may not find searching the shelves in bookshops.

Click here to hire our library or go to our events page to check for PLAY BROWSING evenings and SPEECH SURGERIES. 

Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
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Gina McKee
Gina McKee
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Amelia Bullmore
Amelia Bullmore
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Joanna Lumley
Joanna Lumley
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Adeel Ahktar
Adeel Ahktar
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Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy
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Olivia Colman
Olivia Colman
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Sarah Parish
Sarah Parish
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Lucy Prebble
Lucy Prebble
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Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
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Hugh Bonneville
Hugh Bonneville
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Harry Lloyd
Harry Lloyd
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Susanna Wise
Susanna Wise
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Luke Treadaway
Luke Treadaway
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Zoe Wanamaker
Zoe Wanamaker
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Michael Grandage
Michael Grandage
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Rakie Ayola
Rakie Ayola
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Ella Hickson
Ella Hickson
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DATE: Every Tuesday 
​TIME: 11am - 5pm
LOCATION: The Mono Box Studio 30, Block F, The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road Bermondsey, SE16 4DG 


If you're looking for a speech for a showcase, monologues for auditions, plays to put on or just wanting to up your awareness of what's out there, come and browse our 3000 strong play for a couple of hours on a Tuesday. 

Make use of the Biscuit Factory's coffee shops and settle down for a read with a cuppa and some advice from our team. 


COST: £5 on the door in cash or by card or book in advance here to secure a place.

Please note, the fee is the same whether you stay for an hour or all day. 

BOOK HERE 24/07/18

BOOK HERE 31/07/18 

NB: new sessions will be added the week before.


Adeel Ahktar

Jade Anouka

Joseph Arkley

Rakie Ayola

Marion Bailey

Joe Bannister 

Maureen Beattie

Ellie Beaven

Nikki Amuka Bird

Ed Birch

Hugh Bonneville

Ian Bonar

Lucy Briers

Lucy Briggs-Owen

Leah Brotherhead

Amelia Bullmore

Grace Carter

Keir Charles

Debbie Chazen

Paul Clayton

Michaela Coel

Ron Cook

Pandora Colin

Olivia Colman

Ed Cooper Clark

Nancy Crane

Loren D’air

Natalie Dormer

Charles Edwards

Lynn Farleigh

Lucy Fyffe

Mark Gatiss 

Debra Gillet 

Denise Gough

Nia Gwynne

Nick Hafezi

Guy Hargreaves

Sally Hawkins

V Hickley

Emma Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston

Douglas Hodge

Jessica Hynes

Sui Hun Li

Joan Iyiola

Gemma Jones

Mark Johnson

Valene Kane

Yolanda Kettle

Sair Khan

Vanessa Kirby

Danny Kirrane 

Joanna Lumley

Claire Lams

Harry Lloyd

Nicholas Lyndhurst

Joel MacCormack

Tom Malmed

Lesley Manville

Simon Manyonda

Josh McGuire

Gina McKee

Jodie McNee

Harry Melling

Alys Metcalf

Suan Momoko Hingley

Cillian Murphy

Cecilia Noble

James Norton

Ciaron Owens

Sarah Parish

Edward Peel

Jodie Press

Tony Robinson

Kandy Rohmann

Sophie Rundle

Lily Sacofsky

Adrian Scarborough

Simon Scardifield

Andrew Scott

Michael Sheen

Helen Sorren

Jeany Spark

Juliet Stevenson

David Sturzacker

Sam Swann 

Zara Tempest Walters

David Tennant

Sophie Thompson

Russel Tovey

Luke Treadaway

Harry Treadaway

James Tucker

Graham Turner

Mark Umbers

Harvey Virdi

Julie Walters

Zoe Wanamaker

Marcia Warren

Mark Weinman

Susannah Wise

Susan Wokoma

Letitia Wright


Richard Bean

Alan Bennett

Oliver Bevan

Lily Bevan

Alice Birch

Ben Brown

Moira Buffini

Caryl Churchill

Jame Fenton

David Greig

Zinnie Harris

David Harrower

Ella Hickson

Joel Horwood

Errol John

Barrie Keefe

Bryony Lavery

Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Melville Lovatt

Owen McCafferty

Rory Mullarkey 

Simon Paisely Day

Nick Payne

Lucy Prebble

Nina Raine

Mark Ravenhill

Chris Savage King

Atiha Sen Gupta

Sarah Solemani

Al Smith

Robin Soans

Simon Stephens

Ali Taylor

Laura Wade

Che Walker

Camilla Whitehill 

Michael Wynne

Roy Williams


Maria Aberg 

Natalie Abrahami 

Tom Attenborough

Mariek Audsley 

Helen Beaumont 

Ned Bennett 

Caroline Byrne

Catriona Cahill 

Michael Corbidge 

Michael Grandage

James Grieve 

Emily Kempson

Luke Kernaghan 

David Lan 

Nia Lynne 

Hamish Macdougall

Diane Mitchell 

Orla O'Loughlin

Ria Parry 

Ian Rickson 

Bijan Sheibani 

Tim Sheader

Lyndsey Turner

Charlie Westenra

Will Wrightson

Steve Unwin


Bedlam Productions

Bush Theatre

Casarotto Ramsay

Gate Theatre 


Iron Shoes 

Methuen Books

National Theatre

Nick Hern Books

Oberon Books

Out of Joint

Paines Plough

Rose Theatre

Samuel French Ltd

Soho Theatre


Wordsworth Publishers