Make sure you do something incredible this summer – come to The MGA Academy of Performing Arts and learn from some of the best teachers and professional performers the UK has to offer!

Not just a great time for all involved! Our summer courses offer specialist training, learning and development opportunities through the study of the Performing Arts. With West End professionals as guest tutors and an opportunity to work with the incredible team at MGA not only will you have a great time – you will learn loads too!

The course runs during school summer holiday, Monday 9th August to Friday 13th August 2021

PRICE: £225 for the week
+ £2.50 Online transaction fee (marked as shipping)

**Early bird discount! Book your place during November 2020 and get 50% off the course cost using discount code NOVEMBER OFFER**

Join us for a week of exceptional training, fabulous confidence building, ridiculous amounts of fun, and excellent friend-making opportunities.

The Summer School is designed to give young people a real insight into the Performing Arts, and training focuses on both the enjoyment and the discipline of professional theatre.

Professional training – professional levels of FUN!

The details…

Summer School courses are aimed at students aged between 7 and 15 years old.

Course runs Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

No refunds or exchanges.

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Want to know what life is like as a full-time performing arts student?

Experience what it feels like to be training in Acting, Musical Theatre or Dance at degree level. Enjoy a free online insight day following a full-time student’s intense daily schedule with our teaching faculty here at The MGA Academy.

Choose your course – Acting, Musical Theatre or Dance – and get the perfect opportunity to experience life as a student, learn what is expected and how to succeed.

Friday 6th August 2021

This course run online Friday from 9am to 5pm

For age 13+

Course cost: FREE

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Thinking about a career in the performing arts?

The MGA Academy in Edinburgh is offering an online day-long taster course in professional full-time training exclusively for lads aged 13 and up.

Your choice of course in either Musical Theatre, Dance or Acting – plus workshops and Q&A sessions led by male performers and teachers from the industry.

A fantastic day of experience – and all completely free! Limited spaces available so book your place now.

Friday 30th July 2021
This course runs online from 10am to 4pm

For age 13+

Course cost: FREE

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The MGA Academy presents Sondheim classic A Little Night Music, performed by our graduating Musical Theatre class of 2021.

Set in 1900 Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress, Desirée Armfeldt, and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom.

When the traveling actress performs in Fredrik’s town, the estranged lovers’ passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Desirée; Fredrik; Fredrick’s wife, Anne; Desirée’s current lover, the Count; and the Count’s wife, Charlotte. Both men – as well as their jealous wives – agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country at Desirée’s mother’s estate.

With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.

Directed by Tom Mullins
Musical Direction by Ian Sutherland
Assistant Musical Direction by Jamie Lang

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by HUGH WHEELER
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Suggested by a Film by Ingmar Bergman
Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Friday 18th June 7.30pm and Saturday 19th June 7.30pm
Venue: The Rose Theatre

**This production will now be performed internally due to Covid-19 restrictions.**

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk

The MGA Academy presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare performed by the graduating Acting class of 2021.

Let us carry you away on a magical romp into the heart of the forest…

Under the moonlight, enemies fall in love, an actor becomes an ass, and the fairy kingdom battles over a servant boy. All because of a mischievous fairy called Puck.

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Paul Brotherston

Tuesday 15th June 7.30pm and Wednesday 16th June 7.30pm
Venue: The Rose Theatre

**This production will now be performed internally due to Covid-19 restrictions.**

The MGA Academy presents ‘21’, a timeline of world-changing and revolutionary events throughout the 21st Century, performed by our graduating class of 2021.

From the invention of the iPod, to the legalisation of same-sex marriage and the events of 9/11 that shook the world, our students will take you on a journey through the timeline of the last 21 years since the Millenium, in their final performance as students of The MGA Academy of Performing Arts.

Choreographed by Alex Orbell & the MGA Faculty of Dance

Saturday 12th June 7.30pm and Sunday 13th June 7.30pm
Venue: Saint Stephen’s Theatre

**This production will now be performed internally due to Covid-19 restrictions.**

Huge congratulations to our Musical Theatre class of 2018 graduate Caitlin Tipping!

Caitlin is currently touring the UK as Jane Seymour, part of the new UK Tour cast of SIX The Musical.

The whole MGA team couldn’t be more proud!

**Due to current COVID-19 Government restrictions, this production will be performed internally**

The MGA Academy presents Denise Deegan’s Daisy Pulls It Off, performed by members of our graduating Acting class of 2021.

Daisy Meredith, the new girl, is the first scholarship student to attend the Grangewood School for Girls. The privileged students are determined to make Daisy look bad in the eyes of the administration. The administration has its own problems – financial ones. Daisy wins over her chums and saves the school when she cracks a secret code, finds a treasure and saves the life of her chief nemesis all on the same night!

A long running success in London’s West End, this inventive spoof of English schoolgirl adventure novels makes a wonderful excursion to the theatre.

Directed by Tom Mullins

Written by Denise Deegan

Friday 14th May 7.30pm and Saturday 15th May 2.30pm
Venue: The Rose Theatre

This amateur production of “Daisy Pulls It Off” is presented by arrangement with Concord
Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

**Due to current COVID-19 Government restrictions, this production will be performed internally**

The MGA Academy presents Laura Wade’s theatrical adaption of Tipping The Velvet, performed by members of our graduating Acting class of 2021.

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters, adapted by Laura Wade.

Based on Sarah Waters’ original novel of the same name, our story is set in 1887. Nancy Astley sits in the audience at her local music hall: she doesn’t know it yet, but the next act on the bill will change her life. Tonight is the night she’ll fall in love… with the thrill of the stage – and with Kitty Butler, a girl who wears trousers.

Giddy with desire and hungry for experience, Nancy follows Kitty to London where unimaginable adventures await.

Directed by Jake Norton
Musical Supervision by Ian Sutherland

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters, adapted by Laura Wade
By arrangement with Knight Hall Agency Ltd

Friday 14th May 2.30pm and Saturday 15th May 7.30pm
Venue: The Rose Theatre

**Due to current COVID-19 Government restrictions, this production will be performed internally**

The MGA Academy presents the cult sensation Carrie The Musical, performed by our graduating Musical Theatre class of 2021.

Carrie White is a teenage outcast who longs to fit in. At school, she’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s dominated by her loving but cruelly controlling mother. What none of them know is that Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it.

Set in the present in the small New England town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie The Musical features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose).

Directed by Simon Grieff
Musical Direction by Simon Hanson

Music by Michael Gore
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Book by Lawrence D. Cohen
Based on the novel by Stephen King

Wednesday 12th May 7.30pm and Thursday 13th May 7.30pm
Venue: Assembly Roxy Central

This amateur production of CARRIE THE MUSICAL is presented by arrangement with
Concord Theatricals Ltd.
www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Published 11/6/21   9:38AM

Congratulations Caitlin!

Huge congratulations to our Musical Theatre class of 2018 graduate Caitlin Tipping! Caitlin is currently touring the UK as Jane Seymour, part of the new UK Tour cast of SIX The Musical. The whole MGA team couldn’t be more proud!

Published 13/5/21   2:49PM

Third Year Dancers get their Momentum!

It’s here! Momentum 2021 has arrived! As part of their professional development, our third-year Dance students work with a professional film team to shoot various dance styles, creating a unique, diverse and dynamic showreel as part of their promotional portfolio after graduation. This essential project, entitled Momentum, offers our students… » Read more

Published 29/3/21   3:48PM

BA (Hons) Acting course produce 'Back to Normal' with Wonder Fools

Earlier this term, our graduating class of Actors had the opportunity to work with Scottish-based production company Wonder Fools. While in isolation, the students developed and filmed a piece of work called Back To Normal. The performance takes the form of a mockumentary featuring material that varies from the dramatic… » Read more

Published 29/3/21   10:17AM

Laura Proudfoot joins the Board of Directors

MGA is proud to announce that Laura Proudfoot, our current Vice Principal, has been appointed to our Board of Directors to help guide MGA through our next exciting stages of development and expansion. Throughout her professional career, Laura has been actively involved in the development of performing arts education within… » Read more