Published 9/11/12 6:39pm

Ruth Carney-Nash to Direct at MGA

Ruth Carney-Nash is to visit The MGA Academy in the new year to Direct our 3rd Year Musical Theatre students in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare.  3rd Year MT students here at MGA are the very definition of triple threats being cast as Dancers for the MGA annual dance show, Singers in the many performance opportunities throughout the year, as Musical Theatre performers in the end of year production and each March/April as Actors in the annual straight play.  This year its a true classic!

Who is Ruth Carney-Nash?

Ruth Carney-Nash is the current Artistic Director of The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield..  Most recently Ruth has been Associate Director to Olivier and Tony Award winning Director Matthew Warchus on Ghost the Musical currently running at The Piccadilly Theatre London and The Lunt Fontanne Theatre, New York.  While Associate Director for this production Ruth auditioned over 3000 people for the London, New York and Holland productions of the show.

For Sheffield Theatres Ruth was Associate Director and in the inaugural season after reopening, Ruth directed the highly acclaimed verbatim play Sisters.  Prior to this she directed Confessions of a City a promenade piece using the entire Crucible Theatre building and this was billed as Sheffield Telegraphs “Cultural event of the decade”

Ruth was Associate Director to Matthew Warchus on Lord of the Rings at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and the national Tour of Our House which visited the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield.

Ruths’ directing credits include the first professional production at the home of CAPA Sheffield, Order;  Touched at Latitude and Oxford Playhouse; A Model Girl, Greenwich Theatre; the UK Professional Premiere of The Laramie Project at Sound Theatre, London and the World Premiere of The Lemon Princess by Rachael McGill from an original idea by Ruth Carney at The West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds.

Other directing credits include: Les Liaisons Dangerous; My Matisse; Blue Remembered Hills; Measure for Measure; The Sea; Music Lessons; Family; Company; Mina Laury; Emma and Oleanna

Ruth has an MA in Theatre Directing from The Russian Theatre Academy Moscow, and Middlesex University.  Ruth has extensive experience teaching, training and directing actors at schools such as RADA, LAMDA, The Royal Welsh College of Music

Published 13/3/18   11:27PM

Degree courses start Sept 2018

We are thrilled to be bringing to MGA – and to Edinburgh – three fully-comprehensive BA (Hons) degrees* in Musical Theatre, Acting and Dance Performance from September 2018! In collaboration with Bath Spa University, MGA undergraduate courses will be offered in the form of three degrees. Last year, MGA became… » Read more

Published 23/2/18   5:20PM

Life is a cabaret for our third years…

As we head into spring, MGA’s third-year Musical Theatre students can be found (as usual at this time of year) busy rehearsing and planning their sets for this year’s cabaret performances. MGA is proud to present our third-year Musical Theatre students in three unique evenings of first-class Cabaret entertainment at… » Read more

Published 20/12/17   5:49PM

Merry Christmas from MGA

MGA would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas, and a magical New Year!

We had a wonderful night on Monday at the Usher Hall, with over 200 students from both Full-time and Junior Schools bringing in enough Christmas cheer to keep us going through the holidays.

Professional standard performance opportunities are what The MGA Academy of Performing Arts is all about. Treating our students like professional performers means that by the time they graduate they are ready for anything.» Read more

Published 3/11/17   3:03PM

Lighting up the winter evenings!

MGA students have had a fabulous start to the new year here at MGA, and it only gets better as next week our students take to the stage to begin MGA’s Winter Season of productions. Full details of each show in production can be found on the Production pages. MGA’s… » Read more

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Boys' Scholarship Weekend

28th-29th April, MGA Academy

If We Were Birds

31st Apr – 1st May,