Theatre People

Ann Brown Writer

The life of writer and performer Ann Brown began to transform in 2009 when she received the best piece of advice she had ever been given. That one piece of advice changed her from fearful to fearless and led to her becoming an actor, a published writer and a playwright, backed by Arts Council England and National Lottery Funding. 

Her play, Green Door, received outstanding reviews during development performances in 2018 and is now a fully realised and hotly anticipated piece of work.

Coming to venues in the north west early 2020 and passing that transformational piece of advice on to you too. 



Daniel Brennan Director

Daniel Brennan has over 30 years experience of working in theatre, starting at the Actors’ Workshop in his home town, Halifax. Moving to London, he trained at a repertory theatre company in Whitechapel, as well as a summer at the Viola Spolin Theatreworks in Wisconsin, USA.
A brief spell as a working actor soon turned into teaching and directing, where his passion for making theatre for everyone took hold. Motivated by the desire to give a platform for undiscovered talent and to bring new audiences to the theatre, he established the Off Cut Festival which ran for five years in London at The Old Red Lion, Riverside Studios and Theatre 503. The festival was relaunched in 2019 at 53Two in Manchester.
He also established his own drama school, Actorworks, which ran for seven years in Wapping, London. The school offered full-time training to people who had followed other careers, but had reached a stage in their lives where they wanted to pursue an acting career. After 27 years in London, he moved to Manchester in 2017, where he still teaches and directs, whilst pursuing a renewed interest in his own acting career.

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