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Tom studied at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts from 2012-2015. His credits whilst training include Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, McCrae in Farewell My Son, Harry in Alan Ayckbourn’s Confusions, and Moritz Stiefel in Spring Awakening. After graduating from MGA, Tom moved to Barcelona to perform in Spring Awakening with The Institute of The Arts, Barcelona, before working with Peel Talent as Swing Principal Singer aboard several of their ship fleet. Upon deciding to change career path to the creative side of the industry, Tom has since worked with Captivate Theatre and Gilded Balloon, directing and choreographing Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Rent and Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical, in Edinburgh’s Rose Theatre and the world-famous Spiegeltent.

Within MGA, Tom has directed on the BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre Degree course, producing Fiddler On The Roof and Hadestown. He will also be directing Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music this coming summer, as well as Daisy Pulls It Off on the BA (Hons) in Acting Degree course. Outwith MGA, Tom is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of new Edinburgh-based production company, Arthur & Redpath Productions.

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Published 1/10/21   7:20PM

MGA is back in the theatre this Christmas!

We are delighted to announce the long-anticipated return of our annual festive showcase A Christmas Wish. Featuring over 200 of our Full-time and Junior School students, this extravaganza of song, dance and festive cheer promises to be more magical than ever after a two year hiatus. To celebrate the return… » Read more

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