MIKE AKERS

Writer, Theatre Maker, Early Years Specialist 

Writer, Theatre Maker, Early Years Specialist

Hi, I’m Mike. Thanks for stopping by. I work in theatre because I love telling stories. Whether I’m at home in my shed struggling with the first draft of a new play, working in a rehearsal room with a company of actors or listening to a three-year old in a nursery setting tell me a tale they have just invented, story is the common thread that unites all the strands of my work. If you’re interested in what I do or in working with me then please get in touch.

Mike Akers wrote his first play ‘Holding Hands With Angels’ over 20 years ago. Since the he has had more than thirty plays commissioned and produced by companies including Bristol Old Vic, Salisbury Playhouse, Travelling Light, Polka Theatre, Green Ginger, Sixth Sense, Myrtle Theatre Company Theatre West and Kazzum. He has worked regularly with renowned director Sally Cookson on shows including Boing! (winner of the 2017 Offie for best production for young people) and a trio of highly successful Bristol Old Vic productions, Treasure Island, Peter Pan and Jane Eyre, the latter two of which have both enjoyed huge critical acclaim on their transfer to the National Theatre. Mike has also worked extensively as a dramaturg supporting theatre companies in devising new work and acting as a mentor to other writers. He has a long history of working with young people, both as a writer, a teacher and in the pioneering work he has done with Sandra Barefoot and Sarah Moody exploring non-verbal storytelling in Early Years settings.

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Services

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WRITER

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DRAMATURG

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MENTOR

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STORYTELLER

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PERFORMER

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WORKSHOPS

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adminFebruary 17, 2017

Mike building website


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adminJune 13, 2016

Mike’s new play hits West End


Mike Akers is a well-known dramaturg and writer who has worked on many productions including high profile shows with Sally Cookson at Bristol Old Vic, such as ‘Treasure Island’, ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘Jane Eyre’. His family productions include Christmas shows,’The Magic Elves’ (Old Vic Studio), ‘The Lost Present’, ‘Super Sam & Mega Max Save Christmas’ (Tobacco Factory Brewery). […]
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adminJune 13, 2016

Magic Elves wins Oscar


Mike Akers is a well-known dramaturg and writer who has worked on many productions including high profile shows with Sally Cookson at Bristol Old Vic, such as ‘Treasure Island’, ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘Jane Eyre’. His family productions include Christmas shows,’The Magic Elves’ (Old Vic Studio), ‘The Lost Present’, ‘Super Sam & Mega Max Save Christmas’ (Tobacco Factory Brewery). […]
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adminJune 13, 2016

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