Working with M6

We are always keen to meet new artists who share our passion for creating the highest quality theatre and our huge respect for young audiences. 

Our creative work is enhanced by the inspiration and skills of a wide range of talented freelance artists who join us at different stages of their careers.



M6 Theatre Company is looking for a very special performer for ‘LITTLE GIFT’ our brand new small-scale studio show for audiences aged 3+. Co - created & directed by Andy Manley in collaboration with M6.

The creator of the multi award winning show WHITE brings a little light into the darkest season of the year with this charming new production.

An old soul lives alone. He likes it that way. No noise, no interruptions, no annoying people coming round. Then one day, a surprise visitor appears and his lonely life is turned upside down.

A one person show told with exquisite puppetry, this tender and warm story about friendship un-wraps the joy of breaking a lonely routine.

LITTLE GIFT is a show about looking after things and letting them go, the smallest things making the biggest change & letting some fun back into life.

We are looking for a charismatic, experienced, physical performer with a flair for comedy, clowning and puppetry for this one person show. Ideally with a playing age from 30 to 50.



Rehearsal 27th August - 26th September

Previews @M6 studio: 27th&28th Sept

3 week pilot, local school tour: 1st– 21st October 2018




Re- rehearsal period: 10th -14th December 2018

The Lowry Studio for Christmas Residency 19th – 31st December 2018

Tour Nationally: January – March 19


Casting will take place week beginning 2nd July 2018 at M6 studio Theatre, Albert Royds St, Rochdale OL16 2SU

We are an ITC Ethical Manager and pay Equity rates. We are looking for someone who has genuine respect for theatre for young audiences who would relish touring into schools as much as performing at The Lowry during our Christmas residency.

We are especially interested in submissions from BAME actors to reflect the diversity of our audience. Please send C.V.'s and short covering letter/submissions by Friday 22nd June, marked Little Gift for the attention of: Gilly Baskeyfield, Artistic Director to



M6 offers three, one week placement opportunities per year to young people living in the Borough of Rochdale, currently attending secondary school or college.

Please email if you are interested or would like more information. Proirity is currently given to youth theatre members.