I announced with great delight recently that Slackline Productions had chosen my monologue, I Could Murder a Custard Cream, to be filmed for their Slackline Cyberstories. It is now available on YouTube starring Susannah May and directed by Callie Nestleroth, and it’s been done so well I grinned incessantly for the full 9 minutes and 51 seconds.
It’s a dark comedy set in a village in the Yorkshire Dales, and revolves around the magnificence of the humble custard cream (that’s a popular biscuit, for those not from round these parts). Susannah was glintingly wicked as the nameless biscuit-lover.
She was also kind enough to say that this was one of her favourite monologues,
Thanks Jacqueline. I truly loved performing this. One of my favourite monologues 🎥🎬🎭🧑🦰
— Susannah May🎀 (@SusieMay27) April 30, 2020
and Lee Stuart Evans, author of the novel Words Best Sung (which I reviewed a while ago) said it was brilliant.
— Lee Stuart Evans (@TisMeLeeSE) May 1, 2020
Lee’s a genuine TV and radio comedy writer by day so I’m choosing to believe that he knows what he’s talking about! As does my dad of course, who declared it ‘most amusing’.
If these endorsements have made you think that this film might be worth ten minutes of your life, I urge you to go and watch now at https://youtu.be/J4BR3odiNQI
While you’re there, I’m sure you can spare a few more minutes for the other Cyberstories too, they’re good. You can quote me on that if you like.