Manjeet Mann

Actress, Theatre Maker, Playwright and Author. 

Founder of Run The World.

Thanks for visiting my site. Take a look around to find information about myself, my career, updates on projects I’m working on, and any upcoming events.

About Me

Hello, I’m Manjeet. I’ve worked as an actress for many years and about five years ago I started writing and producing my own work.  As an actress I’ve worked up and down the country touring plays and filming bits of TV and Film as well as a stint on the radio drama company. 


As a writer I spent a year as an associate artist with The Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Soho Writers Lab. 


I was commissioned by The Birmingham Rep and Women and Theatre to write for Starting Out. A collection of five monologues, which ran at The Birmingham Rep and Hackney Showrooms. Starting Out is currently being recorded as a podcast and will be published in 2019.


My debut play Flying Solo, a one woman show toured the UK 2015-2017 and my second play A Dangerous Woman toured nationally 2017-2018.


I wrote a short comedy film for BBC writers room and I’m working on doing a bit more. 


I founded an organisation called Run The World which is a not for profit that uses sport and theatre as a means to empower women and girls. You can find out more here: 


Oh and I’m writing books. The first one is out March 2020 with Penguin!

Click the link for my full acting CV.


News and Updates

Stay up to date on all the latest news about the productions, events, and community work I’m involved with by having a look at the articles below.

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From January 2021 onwards I will be offering virtual school visits for KS 3 and 4, talking all things writing, reading for pleasure and what inspired me to write my debut YA novel in verse RUN, REBEL. An inspiring talk including writing tips and exercises and readings from RUN, REBEL.

Length of session: Approximately 1 hour. 

How many in a day? Maximum of 3 in a day.

Fee: £150 per session (discount on 3 sessions in a day)

How can I get in touch? Fill in the contact form or email:


Delighted to see Run, Rebel on the 2021 Read for Empathy collection. "These books help children to be their best selves; to think 'we' not 'me'. Right now, what could be more important." 2021 judge.

RUN REBEL is one of the best books of 2020

Thrilled to see RUN, REBEL in The Guardians best books of 2020.

Praise for Run, Rebel - a Guardian best book of 2020: A tightly crafted series of punchy, often heartbreaking narrative poems . . . Mann's brilliant, coruscating verse novel lays out the anatomy of Amber's revolution, and the tentative first flowerings of hope and change. Guardian


Run, Rebel is one of 40 recommended reads for National Poetry day! What an honour!


RUN THE WORLD has been shortlisted for the National Street Games sports award in the 'Engaging Women and Girls ' category. This means so much as Run The World is such a young organisation, and to get this recognition so early on means the world. 

British Council Showcase Artist 

Development Programme 2019

So proud to be part of British Council Artist development programme up in Edinburgh for the Fringe! Lots of networking, workshops, talks and most importantly ...seeing lots of shows!


I am so happy to see Run, Rebel on the 2021 longlist for the Branford Boase Award! Set up in memory of award-winning author Henrietta Branford and her editor Wendy Boase, one of the founders of Walker Books, the Branford Boase Award is given annually to the author of an outstanding debut novel for children. It has a notable record in picking out the most talented authors at the start of their career. Past winners and shortlisted authors have included Siobhan Dowd, Meg Rosoff, Mal Peet, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Patrick Ness as well as Frances Hardinge, M G Leonard and Philip Reeve.


Despite  this years setbacks, Run, Rebel has been garnering some lovely reviews and even finds itself on some award shortlists, longlists and nominations. Here they are:

Shortlisted for:

KSC Book awards

Warwickshire book awards

Oxfordshire book awards

North East book awards

Longlisted for :

UKLA book awards

Nominated for the 2021 CARNEGIE MEDAL!

RUN, REBEL in Eastern Eye!

So overwhelmed to see Run, Rebel on this list amongst so many amazing writers! 

New Work

Having secured ACE funding I am currently getting ready to R&D a brand new show about the adverse effects of childhood trauma in adulthood with my good friend and fellow artist Sarah Foster. Expect songs, dance and plenty of awesome visuals. Supported by the Quaterhouse Theatre.


My debut novel is out on March 5th 2020! Pre-order on Amazon, Audible and all good bookshops!


Having secured ACE funding, Run the World will be working with women and girls in Folkestone! Supported by Shepway Sports Trust and The Quarterhouse Theatre

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