Ruth Carney

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Freddie Best

Film, TV & Theatre

Ruth Carney is an experienced TV and Theatre Director who has worked both in the West End and on Broadway. She attained an MA in Theatre Directing at The Russian Theatre Academy, Moscow and Middlesex University, after which she completed the Emerging Directors Programme at the National Theatre and assisted directors such as Hettie Macdonald and Giles Croft.

Alongside her own successful independent work as a director, Ruth has also acted as Associate Director to Matthew Warchus on his West End/Broadway productions of Lord of the Rings, Our House and Ghost.  She successfully completed the BBC Directors Scheme 2016 with a placement on DOCTORS and has since directed many blocks on the programme.

Most recently, Ruth has been accepted to be one of the Directors on the new High End TV Stepping Up Scheme. Funded by Creative Skillset's High End TV Levy Fund with the aim of bringing on the next generation of diverse talent in the HETV industry, the scheme is run by the NFTS and led by Bafta and Emmy winning Producer John Chapman.

 

Television

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DOCTORS

2016 - 2018

BBC Continuing Drama

As Director x 19 eps

Short Films

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FUNTIMES

2018

P Productions

As Director
Short Film
Written by Samantha Robinson
Currently in post production

Theatre

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ROLL UP, ROLL UP

2018

New Vic Theatre, Newcastle

As Director
Written by Katharine Boon

MARCHING ON EMBERS

2017

Buglight Theatre

As Director
Northern Tour

AMNESIA

2017

53Two, Manchester

As Director
Written by Kimberly Hart-Simpson

THE HOUSE BEHIND THE LINES

2015

Buglight Theatre, Regional Tour

As Director for Research and Development

STATES OF VERBAL UNDRESS

Rasa Theatre / National Tour

As Director
Written by Rani Moorthy

*Nominated for Best Live Event at the Asian Media Awards

CAN'T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN

Lantern Theatre, Sheffield

As Director
Written by Richard Cameron

GHOST: THE MUSICAL

Manchester Opera House / The Piccadilly Theatre, West End

As Associate Director to Matthew Warchus
Written by Bruce Joel Rubin, Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard

*Nominated Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards
*Nominated Best New Musical at the WhatsOnStage Awards

IF ONLY SHAHRUKH KHAN

Rasa Theatre / National Tour

As Director
Written by Rani Moorthy

ORDER

Lantern Theatre, Sheffield

As Director,
Written by Martin Derbyshire
World Premiere

FORGE FESTIVAL

Sheffield Theatres

As Director/Programmer

SISTERS

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

As Director
Written by Stephanie Street
World Premiere

CONFESSIONS OF A CITY

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

As Director
Written by Richard Hurford

SUITCASE CITY

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

As Director
Written by Richard Hurford

OUR HOUSE

Birmingham Rep / National Tour

As Associate Director to Matthew Warchus
Written by Tim Firth

*Winner of Best New Musical at the Oliver Awards

LORD OF THE RINGS

Theatre Royal, Drury lane, West End

As Associate Director to Matthew Warchus
Written by Matthew Warchus and Shaun McKenna

*Nominated Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards

A MODEL GIRL

Greenwich Theatre

As Director
Written by Richard Alexander and Marek Rymaszewski
World Premiere

MY MATISSE

Jermyn Street, London

As Director
Written by Howard Ginsberg

TAKING STOCK

Greenwich Theatre

As Director
World Premiere

THE LARAMIE PROJECT

Sound Theatre, London

As Director
By Tectonic Theatre Company
UK Premiere

THE LEMON PRINCESS

West Yorkshire Playhouse

As Director
Written by Rachael McGill
World Premiere

THE MUSICIANS

NT Shell Connections for Polka Theatre

As Director

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

The National Theatre Studio

As Director

SANCTUARY

Royal National Theatre & National Tour

As Assistant Director to Hettie Macdonald
Written by Tanika Gupta

PAL JOEY & ON YOUR TOES

BBC Concert Orchestra

As Artistic Associate

MOTHER CALDWELL

The Jerwood Space, London

As Director

LEONARDO'S RING

The Jerwood Space, London

As Director

FAMILY

New End Theatre

As Director
Written by Tom Kempinski
World Premiere

LOVE ME SLENDER

Perth Rep Theatre & National Tour

Assistant to Marina Caldarone
Written by Vanessa Brooks

EMMA

Norwich playhouse & Sussex Festival

As Director