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MAP are proud to bring you our MAP Repertory company

Created in April 2017

Over 200 applications were considered to find just 12 actors to represent a company of exciting talent for Manchester Actors’ Platform and their company MAP Productions. The actors represent what we believe will forge a new idea of what Fringe Theatre can become.


'Thoughtful, raw and relevant.'

Andrea Allen, The Reviews Hub

Stay Happy, Keep Smiling - MAP Rep


‘Manchester is a hot-bed for the arts right now and the most fertile ground in the country for emerging acting schools, theatre companies and theatres. We aren’t the first Rep Company in Manchester, nor are we pretending to be. What we are pledging is to raise the standard of what some people have settled for on the Manchester fringe theatre circuit. We’re going to go back to the old model of ‘acting’ and will establish our company with exciting and often new writing, Northern Premieres and cutting edge theatre.’


'...nothing short of genius'

Nicky Lambert, North West End

A Christmas Carol - MAP Rep


53two and MAP Productions will revealed their company of 12 with a Showcase of work involving monologues, duologues and songs. Since then, they have performed a World Premiere of Anna Jordan's work, 'Stay Happy Keep Smiling', Ella Hickson's 'Eight' and a brand new adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol', devised and written by themselves.



Matthew Dougal, Manchester Salon

A Christmas Carol - MAP Rep


Actors in the company include established actors such as Karen Henthorn (Coronation Street, In The Flesh, Warhorse World Tour), Darren Jeffries (Hollyoaks) and Gemma Brodrick (Cilla) and those actors graduating from drama school in 2017 such as Simon Hallman. All of the actors have a base in the North of England and wentn through an audition and recall with panelists including Chris Lawson, Associate Director at the Oldham Coliseum and director 'f 'Eight', who the company have formed strong relations with and Craig Sanders, resident director at Lichfield Garrick and winner of Manchester Theatre Award for Best Fringe Production 2016.