With Simon Naylor


This weekend workshop is designed for actors at all stages

of their career. The two days will take actors through the

process of receiving your script, read-through, creating

your actors notebook, making choices and rehearsal room

etiquette. Actors will be given the chance to refresh or

update their process and either add news skills or dust off

your tool kit. Using over a decade of experience on stage,

Simon will share his methods and work with the actors to

'mine' a text for clues, find freedom in choices in the

rehearsal room, to find a confidence in following impulses

and to trust instincts in the pursuit of a truthful, detailed and

honest performance.




About Simon Naylor:

Simon is an actor, director and producer and Director of Manchester Actor’s Platform and MAP Rep Company as well as Artistic Director of 53two.


As an actor, television includes Dane Hibbs in 'Coronation Street', DC Croker in 'Emmerdale', Corporal Johnson in '24: Live Another Day', 'Casualty' as Officer Peter Dowling, 'Michael Ray' in Obsession for SKY TV & DC Croker in 'Emmerdale'.Films include BAFTA winning, 'The Mark of Cain' & James Corden’s, 'One Chance'. Other credits include: 'Creeped Out' (BBC), Doctors (BBC), Day Of The Triffids (BBC), The Bill (ITV), Primeval (ITV), 'Eastenders' (BBC).


Theatre credits include 'The Shawshank Redemption' (Wyndhams Theatre), ‘Unleashed’ (Hull Truck), Palindrome (Arcola Theatre), 'Funny Peculiar' (Kenwright - UK Tour), world premiere of 'The Glasshouse' for which he was nominated for an OFFIE as ‘Best Actor’ and 'When Both Sides Surrender' (53two), Nominated for Best Fringe Production - Northern Soul Awards and most recently as the title character in 'Macbeth' to launch new theatre, Rotherham Underground.


As a director, Simon has directed both in Drama Schools and for professional performances, one of which, ‘Miller’, received a transfer offer to Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End. Directing credits include; Coram Boy (Italia Conti Graduate Show), Oliver Twist (Edinburgh Fringe), One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest (Chelsea Theatre), A Moment Of Silence (ETC Theatre), World Premieres of 'Don’t Cha' and 'Stay Happy Keep Smiling' and also Northern Premiere of 'Freak' (53two). Simon is also Director of MAP Repertory company and MAP Productions in Manchester.


Simon is trained in Meisner and Stanislavski and has taught at several drama schools across the country. From 2008-2015 he was Head of 1st Year on the Italia Conti BA (Hons) Acting Course where he wrote the Improviasation Course and in 2012 wrote and managed the Foundation Course as well as leading the audition panel. He has also devised courses for the International School for Screen Acting and at Aelfa Academy of Dramatic Arts and holds workshops at various schools as well as holding 1-to-1 audition sessions for established actors through MAP.



Sat 11th & Sun 12th January

10:30 - 4:30



53two Studios

Old Colony House

South King Street


M2 6DQ



£130 pp.

A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required immediately to confirm your booking.





All participants must be available for both days. Once the deposit has been paid, cancellations can be made but deposits will be retained. Actors are expected to operate under the MAP Code of Conduct throughout the workshop. Failure to do so will result in them being asked to leave - no refunds will be made in these instances.


All actors on the course must agree to work under the terms outlined in the MAP Code of Conduct.


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