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About Us

Monkeywood are an award winning Manchester theatre company making authentic and innovative new plays. Our work tells exciting and untold stories that are rooted in Manchester and the North West and offer a fresh take on the world.


We make work with and for groups and communities whose stories aren’t usually told onstage and we have a strong track record in seeking out and engaging with audiences who don’t usually go to the theatre.


Our work is intensively developed and socially aware. We are committed to gender equality in our employment and commissioning of artists and in the stories we choose to tell on our stages.


We are recipients of the 2015 Manchester Theatre Awards Stage Door Foundation Award and Associate Artists of The Lowry. We work regularly with theatres in Manchester and the North including the Royal Exchange, Dukes Lancaster, Burnley Youth Theatre, Hull Truck, Northern Stage, CAST Doncaster and The Lowry.


Monkeywood’s Artistic Directors


Martin Gibbons                Sarah McDonald Hughes


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