Here are two monologues for young actors aged 6 – 12 years, plus suggestions for other audition pieces that would work well and provide a challenge for younger performers. Where possible I have included a link to the play that the extract was taken from. In the case of some adaptations the play script is not available, so I have included a link to the original book instead. It’s essential that any auditionees read the whole play, or the whole book, before working on their audition piece. Knowing the whole of the text will give young actors a much stronger sense of their character, and their place within the story.   

These monologues have been taken from Audition Speeches for 6 to 16 Year Olds by Jean Marlow. Published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. ISBN 978-0-7136-8772-9.

Other books containing audition speeches are also available.

Suggested alternatives for this age group:

ROSIE from My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley

BOY from The Witches by Roald Dahl

MILDRED HUBBLE from The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

ERNIE from Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations by Alan Ayckbourn

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A monologue from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The scene between the Fairy and Puck can also be played as a duologue.


The Railway Children

A monologue by Peter, aged 10, from The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit


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