End of April.

It’s the end of April (Shakespeare’s Birthday Month) and a time to reflect on our project before moving forward with it.


Before we move on to our Second Cycle in May here is a little pause and a reflection on things that we (V&T) Team In Souliloquy have achieved in April.

This April the two of us have produced, written, directed and edited 6 new films.

What we actually did.

  • Finished 6 new monologues in classical form and structure
  • Designed the In Souliloquy logo and Character plates
  • Story boarded 6 Souliloquies
  • Cast 6 wonderful actors for the roles
  • Built a website!
  • Maintained and updated the website.
  • Learned how to use vimeo
  • Started and managed a very active twitter account (@insouliloquy)
  • Sourced space to shoot the first cycle (thanks again to Jenny Dee) x
  • Made candles for cupcakes on set.
  • Shot 6 Souliloquies
  • Captured 6 great performances on film and 2 with photos (thanks Jennifer Hook) x
  • Edited 6 Souliloquies
  • Sourced music for the 6 Souliloquies
  • RE-EDITED 6 Souliloquies
  • Uploaded 6 Souliloquies
  • Released 6 Souliloquies on Vimeo and Soundcloud
  • Made a blooper reel!
  • Upgraded to a Vimeo PLUS account – in a week we went pro people…
  • Started a soundcloud account so people can listen to the Souliloquies – which is very different from watching them. It’s like a soul whispering in your ear.
  • Cast 6 new wonderful actors for Cycle 2
  • Sourced space to shoot Cycle 2
  • Fielded inquires about the project
  • Got involved in The Stage’s twitter discussion on #StageToScreen


An enormous part of this work happened in the past week. On the 23rd of April 2016 400 years since William Shakespeare died we filmed and by the end of this month our first cycle was released.

Please celebrate the end of April by sharing on our unique responses to Shakespeare’s work and stay tuned to the website and twitter for news of more souls seeking an audience.

Love Tilly and Victorine





Margaret of Anjou In Souliloquy.

Margaret of Anjou In Souliloquy from In Souliloquy on Vimeo.

Don’t expect a Queen who started a war to sleep easy.

Performed by Victorine Pontillon
Written by Victorine Pontillon
Directed by Victorine Pontillon and Tilly Lunken
After William Shakespeare’s Henry VI

Special Thanks to Jenny Dee

In Souliloquy is devised and produced by Victorine Pontillon and Tilly Lunken.
Margaret of Anjou In Souliloquy is part of our first cycle.

@insouliloquy on twitter

On Soundcloud.


The Fool In Souliloquy.

The Fool In Souliloquy from In Souliloquy on Vimeo.

No one but a fool cares for the fate of a Fool.

Performed by Michael Bagwell
Written by Tilly Lunken
Directed by Victorine Pontillon
After William Shakespeare’s King Lear

Special Thanks to Jenny Dee and Jennifer Hook.

In Souliloquy is devised and produced by Victorine Pontillon and Tilly Lunken.
The Fool In Souliloquy is part of our first cycle.

@insouliloquy on twitter

And soundcloud:


@insouliloquy for #Shakespeare400


As this is a primarily digital project we are focusing our energy on digital platforms and engagement – with an emphasis on twitter as it is a great way of becoming part of a community.

The main issue that crops up on maintaining social media accounts is content but we have had no problem with this – indeed there is so much interesting and exciting Shakespeare related stuff happening this month there is a real movement happening #Shakespeare400.

What is #Shakespeare400?

#Shakespeare400 is the social media hashtag for the month long celebration of all things Shakespeare to celebrate his 400th birthday!  It’s also a nice way for us to connect with other projects doing awesome creative work to celebrate. 

Please follow us on twitter – we are a mix of project updates and fascinating Shakespeare articles. Both prolific, polite and amusing. @insouliloquy


Also Tilly (@theatreofwords) totally got favourited by Shakespeare. Writer Life goals!