Providing roleplay expertise since 1997

As experienced professional actors, Michael Browne and Angie Smith saw the need for a diverse and streamlined organisation that could find, train, supply and manage well-trained, authentic business actors throughout the UK for assessment, development and training.

Still directors of the company, they preside over an network that has expanded over the years to include a trusted associate database of over 750 roleplay and drama professionals nationwide, along with a remit that changes constantly as their clients and business evolve. Closely involved with the set up and day to day running of the teams, they believe that knowing their associates and their capabilities well is key to maintaining a high quality service.

MBA Roleplay’s aim is to consistently provide an efficient, professional, high quality service to clients, working closely with them to understand their needs. The core values underpinning all experiential delivery and projects are summed up in the ancient Chinese proverb:

“I hear… and I forget. I see…and I remember. I do… and I understand”

Management team

Michael Browne


As a professional actor, Michael’s experience spans the West End, Rep, TV and touring productions both in the UK and overseas. His extensive experience as a roleplayer in many different disciplines and business sectors, gives him an in-depth understanding of the processes involved, enabling him to cast, brief, train and mentor our teams to a high standard.

Angie Smith


With credits in West End, Rep, UK and overseas theatre tours, TV and radio, Angie’s professional skills in characterisation and improvisation are a valuable asset, leading her to extensive and varied business roleplay experience. With business involvement outside of the theatre industry, she has an understanding of organisations and their processes, which she brings to her writing, training and directing roles.

Over 750 professional roleplayers nationwide

We maintain a diverse, multi-skilled and carefully selected collection of experienced practitioners, who are based all around the UK.

Our associates are classified by region, gender, playing age, experience and special skills, so casting to client requirement is a simple and effortless process.

Roleplayers, facilitators, trainers and presenters are invited to join us following a comprehensive selection process that includes both interviews and a practical skills workshop.

Across the UK

Our teams are based in major cities across the UK, so we are able to cast regionally for our clients projects, keeping your travel costs to a minimum. Our database is divided into 8 regions - London, Midlands, North, Wales and West, East, South, Scotland and NI.

The same high standards for our associates apply, wherever they are based, so you can be confident of working with professionals who are well briefed and understand the assignment and the processes you need to work with.

The casting, briefing and management of our associates are co-ordinated from our head office in Bedfordshire, our company office in London and via our team leaders throughout the regions.

How We Work

Committed to quality, our focus is on “Getting It Right First Time”, to satisfy our clients and develop strong operational relationships.

By working in partnership, learning about our clients’ needs and agreeing desired project outcomes, we can devise materials to challenge, cast diverse and authentic teams, train and brief roleplayers to benchmark performance levels and maintain consistency throughout.

Our associates work with us under our strict code of conduct, covering knowledge of materials, professional behaviour, dress code, confidentiality and punctuality.

We believe in continuous training and development of our staff and associates, sharing best practise and experience, and ensuring that we continue to meet, and exceed, the expectations and needs of all our clients.

Looking to work with us?

We’re happy to accept submissions from experienced, professionals to work with us on our projects.

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Get in touch

If you want to know more about who we are and what we do, or want to discuss a particular project with us, drop us a email via the link below, or call Angie or Michael on 01462 812 483

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