Four Cycles Down!

For the past few months I’ve been re-releasing our Souliloquies on my personal blog with some notes on the writing, performance, process etc. It’s nice to take the time to not only share a bit more of the process but also think back and reflect on the intensity of production and how far we came across the four cycles.

Today I shared Don John our final souliloquy from the 4 2016 Cycles – it feels appropriate to mark the occasion with a reflective blog because it is pretty momentous. We produced 24 original new pieces of writing in 6 months! From the idea right through the writing, casting, direction, filming, editing, release and all the associated social media and admin – that is a lot of work. It’s quite satisfying as a writer!

You can check out the blog about Don John here  – and click on through for other insights about the other characters across our 4 cycles – they’re all there!

Interestingly, Don John was a character I had expressed an interest in writing way back in Cycle 1 but he kept getting bumped down our spreadsheet. He doesn’t say much and the productions I had seen pitted him as a very panto villain but we were determined to do him at some point and this was last chance saloon.

Boy does he kick down those doors and hold you up!

Thanks to everyone who has watched our 2016 Cycles – here’s another chance to dive in and sample a few more – discover new sides to loved characters or find out about someone you didn’t know existed.

Tilly x


In Souliloquy – Cycle 4 – character recap.

Our Cycle 4 of In Souliloquy is packed full of interesting characters from a wide range of plays – some of the names you will instantly know, a couple maybe not so much but each of them have a strong and unique voice speaking right out to you.

Cycle 4  includes: Lady Macduff, Cassandra, Orlando, Doll Tearsheet, Don, John and Marina. After Macbeth, Troilus and Cressida, As You Like It, Henry IV, Much Ado About Nothing and Pericles Prince of Tyre.

Orlando in Souliloquy is written and directed by Victorine Pontillon – all others in this cycle are written by Tilly Lunken and directed by Victorine Pontillon.



Doll Tearsheet

Lady Macduff


Don John










Don John In Souliloquy.

Don John In Souliloquy from In Souliloquy on Vimeo.

A villain of little words, speaks.

Performed by Jonathan Cobb
Written by Tilly Lunken
Directed by Victorine Pontillon
After William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

In Souliloquy is devised and produced by V&T
Don John In Souliloquy is part of Cycle 4 of this project

Sneaky Snitch by Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


Introducing: Jonathan Edward Cobb as Don John.

We are delighted to announce Jonathan Edward Cobb as Don John (after Much Ado About Nothing) for Cycle 4 of In Souliloquy. This is the final monologue for this stage of our project and it is such a great character to finish with – a truly complex man.


Jonathan graduated from Drama Studio London in 2014, and last year was very lucky to perform out at Vienna’s English Theatre as Justin in ‘The Fox on The Fairway’. He has toured three Shakespeare productions; ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (Romeo), ‘King Lear’ (Edmund) and ‘Measure for Measure’ (Lucio) with Quite Right Theatre around Italy and recently has been performing in ‘The Sentence Snatchers’ at The Rialto Theatre in Brighton. He has just finished filming the feature film ‘Hippopotamus’ and will be appearing as Idle Jack in ‘Beauty and The Beast’ at The Leatherhead Theatre this Christmas. Here is a link to my


A villain of little words, speaks.