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 8/3/19   4:54PM

Congratulations Third Years!

A huge thanks to all the organisations, agencies, friends and industry guests who came to our two MGA Graduate Showcases this week. We’ve been thrilled by the support for both groups of third year students and had two fantastic showcase performances: in Glasgow on Monday, at the Tron Theatre, and… » Read more

Published 27/2/19   2:42PM

Showcase season has arrived...

We are delighted to present our third year classes to the industry as the first generation of MGA students taking the new BA (Hons) degree courses! Acting Showcase takes place on Monday 4th March at the Tron Theatre (Glasgow) Musical Theatre Showcase takes place on Thursday 7th March at Soho… » Read more

Published 7/2/19   5:13PM

European auditions for full-time courses

In recognition of the amount of interest we receive each year from potential students outside Scotland, this year we have decided to widen the full-time course audition process to include some european dates! Yep – in 2019, MGA is bringing the audition to to you! Artistic Director Murray Grant and… » Read more

Published 6/2/19   1:27PM

Welcome back, Megan!

Huge congratulations to MGA graduate Megan Gardiner (Musical Theatre, class of 2017) who is currently performing in the UK Tour of Les Miserables. We are thrilled to see her in action right here in Edinburgh at the moment, performing at the Festival Theatre with the Les Miserables company. Lots of… » Read more

Coming soon

England Audition: Full-time Courses

24th March 2019, Manchester

Third Year Cabarets

2nd April, Dirty Martini @ Le Monde