Sheffield Tutors

Carney Academy is pleased to offer classes from a variety of tutors with a broad range of professional experience in theatre, television, film and education.

All Carney Academy tutors are DBS checked.

Samantha Robinson
Associate Director Carney Academy
Samantha Robinson is a an actress and director who trained at Rose Bruford College where she won the Laurence Olivier bursary award.

Samantha has been directed by Ruth Carney numerous times, most recently in Doctors for the BBC and FunTimes a short film she wrote.

Theatre credits: Rita, Sue and Bob Too (Out Of Joint and Royal Court Theatre London) Screwed (Theatre 503) Educating Rita (Mercury Colchester) The Grand Gesture (Northern Broadsides) Proper Clever and Dead Heavy Fantastic (Liverpool Everyman/Playhouse) The Tempest (Royal Exchange) Three Sisters On Hope Street (Hampstead Theatre) Order and Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (The Lantern) The House Of Bernada Alba, (Nuffield Theatre) The Laramie Project (Sound Theatre, Leicester Square) The Lemon Princess (West Yorkshire Playhouse) The Owl Service (Plymouth Theatre Royal) Untouchable (The Bush Theatre) and Song of the Western Men (Chichester Festival Theatre).

Television credits : Little Boy Blue (ITV) Cilla (ITV) Five Days (BBC) The Girls Who Came to Stay (Granada) Shameless (Channel Four) Island at War (Granada) Final Demand (BBC) Holby City, Doctors and Casualty. Film includes: Sixty Six (Working Title) and Jamaica Me Crazy (VBM Productions LTD)

Her recent directing credits include; Motherhood Or Madness (Katzpace) Me, Mum and The Patriarchy (Tour/Tristan Bates) Blink (The Lion and Unicorn) The Toad In The Hole (Barons Court) South Kentish Town (The Union) and 4.48 Psychosis (Pleasance Theatre)

Anna Ferguson
Acting Tutor
Anna has been involved in drama from a young age, performing with several amateur drama societies. She followed this passion to university where she gained a BA Hons in Drama. During her time at university she performed in and organised numerous shows and also created and ran a 10 week course with the families at the Ronald MacDonald house at Alder Hay Children’s hospital.

Since graduating she has worked with several of Sheffield’s established theatre schools and runs her own series of after school drama clubs during the week. Outside of teaching Anna works as a Simulated Patient with medical students and healthcare professionals across the country, using her knowledge of drama to improve their communication and interpersonal skills working with a variety of ages and abilities to improve doctor patient interaction. This variety of work has given Anna a wealth of experience and knowledge to use throughout her teaching.

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