MEET THE TEAM.
KATIE RUTHERFORD - TALENT AGENT/DRAMA COACH
Katie is the company manager of KR Management, a sister company to Theatre School of Scotland. Reece and herself work constantly together to ensure kids are being represented fairly and being seen by casting directors throughout the UK and internationally.
Katie has trained in both Drama and Dance from a young age, as a teenager she trained at some of Scotland’s top institutions including RCS and then went onto achieve her BA Hons Drama and Dance from the University of Cumbria. Katie has experience throughout the industry as a young performer and has just recently finished her first Professional Musical Theatre Tour with a Scottish Production company as a 2017 Graduate.
Katie is extremely passionate about Scottish Children being opened to bigger opportunities in the industry, she is thrilled that KR Management and Theatre School of Scotland have joined to create a strong platform for the children we represent and coach.
JASMIN RIGGINS - HEAD OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Jasmin Riggins is an actor and drama coach based in Glasgow. She has worked across various roles within the TV, Film, Theatre and Commercial sector. Her credits include, The Angels Share,BBC River City, BBC Two Doors Down, Empty and completed a sold out run at The Edinburgh Fringe with Commonwealth Theatre co. Jasmin is an asset to the Theatre School Of Scotland team.
Jasmin is extremely passionate about teaching kids new skills, life lessons and the growing acting their ability. Jasmin and our principal teacher have been a duo in the acting industry since 2013 working alongside each other across various Theatre, Pantomime and community outreach jobs and they have continued this relationship to grow and develop Scotlands next generation of talent. Jasmin is an asset to the team and her coaching and director skills are second to none.
ABBIE PHILLIPS - HEAD OF DANCE
Abbie Phillips had entered into the performing industry at the age of 10 focusing primarily on Ballet as she toured the UK in the ‘Nutcracker’ through the years she branched into Acting and Musical Theatre. She furthered her trained at the established Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in the heart of London’s west end were she gained her Level 6 in performing Arts. Prior to that Abbie had also developed her skill at The Urdang Academy.
Whilst training in London Abbie was lucky enough to dance and work for ‘The Voice UK’. ‘X Factor UK’, ‘ Ant and Dec Saturday night take away’, ‘Lets sing and dance comic relief’ and most recent this year ‘Britain’s got talent’ where I was also able to add in my own flavor of choreography and not forgetting Pantomime ‘Aladdin’ at the Princess theatre Essex where she was a principle dancer. In 2017 she performed at ‘RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW’ which was Abbie’s biggest event as it was in front of the Queen.
Since Graduating, Abbie did a Europe Tour of ‘House of Funk’ and been focusing a lot on Choreography. Abbie has returned to Scotland to help the dance scene and strongly believes ‘If it doesn’t challenge it wont change you'. We are delighted to have Abbie joining our MUSICAL THEATRE DEPARTMENT.
DAVID MAHONEY - EXAM COORDINATOR/ VOICE & ACTING COACH
(GLASGOW & EDINBURGh)
BROOKE THOMPSON - SINGING AND VOCAL COACH (GLASGOW)
Brooke began performing and training from a young age and was featured on CBBC Glee Club for Comic Relief, after graduating from Jazzartuk, the star then went straight on to performing the lead role in pantomime with Arkeen Theatre Company.
Since graduating Brooke is a resident show girl dancer with Paltinum Rock Showgirls production. Brookes credits include CBBC Glee Club, Comic Relief, 9to5 The Musical and Boogie Nights.
Brooke is an asset to the team with her great ability to teach singing and vocal coaching.
David trained at the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre. Since graduating he’s worked in many Theatre and Television productions and was proud to be in ‘A New Order – An Evening at the Cabaret Voltaire’ which won the Manchester Evening News award for best fringe production.
Amongst other work He appeared in the Rep season at Pitlochry Festival Theatre appearing in three Ayckbourn plays and the much-loved musical Carousel.
David is also proud to have worked in such television productions as Coronation Street, Emmerdale, London’s Burning (ITV), The Passion, Jonathan Creek (BBC). More recently, David filmed a docu-drama called ‘Atomic Espionage: The Race for the Bomb’, for the Japanese broadcaster NHK in which he played General Leslie Groves; the man responsible for building America’s atomic bomb. On a cheerier note, last year he played Edna Turnblad in Hairspray the Musical for Royal Caribbean.
Caitlin is a Scottish actress from Edinburgh. She studied musical theatre at the MGA Academy of Performing Arts where some of her favourite credits include Elle in Legally Blonde and Carmen in Fame.
Since graduating in 2018 she has most recently played the role of Jane Seymour in SIX The Musical and previously Cathy in The Last Five Years.
As well as touring Europe in a production of The Best of Musical Starnights as Singer/Dancer.
Training: The Dance School of Scotland and Arts Educational Schools London Television credits: Traces Alibi/UK TV; Trust Me BBC/Red Productions
Theatre credits include: Glinda Wicked International Tour; Sunset Boulevard (ENO); Kira/ Clio in Xanadu (Southwark Playhouse); Gwen in Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter and Hampstead Theatres); Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory); Kate Monster/ Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q (Charlotte Theatre, Korea); My Fair Lady (Sheffield Crucible); South Pacific (UK Tour and The Barbican); The Sound of Music (UK No. 1 Tour)
CARLY ANDERSON - MUSICAL THEATRE COACH (EDINBURGH)
CAITLIN TIPPING - SINGING AND VOCAL COACH (EDINBURGH)
Holly trained in both Drama and Dance from a young age, and on leaving school went onto achieve her Bachelor of Arts with Hons. Acting from Northumbria University. On finishing her studies, she spent several years as a successful event manager in the Events Industry where she managed and planned several of Scotland’s most prestigious Industry award events. Including running events for news outlets such as The Herald and Times group.
It’s this much needed level of expertise she brings to TSOS, with her role covering most things “back office” to ensure smooth running of our ever-growing operation Holly joined TSOS to fulfil the ambition of bringing her creative flair and operational expertise to the industry, with the aim of helping to create something special. We think Holly is the perfect fit for us with her performance background, but crossing over her event management and operations side Holly will help run TSOS Glasgow and Edinburgh operations, admin and logistics.
Holly rutherford - OPERATIONS
ANTONY IRWIN - SINGNING & voCAL COACH (GLASGOW)
Antony, originally from Paisley, studied at RSAMD and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London.
Theatre credits as Musical Director include: Aladdin (Imagine Theatre, Falkirk Town Hall); Cinderella (Gardyne Theatre, Dundee); Songs For A New World (Bute Pavilion, Cardiff); Sweet Charity (Brickhouse Theatre, Glasgow); Sleeping Beauty (Gardyne Theatre, Dundee) And The World Goes Round (Bute Pavilion, Cardiff); Queens (Glasgow City Halls); Monsters (RCS); Grease (Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow); 13 (Avenue Theatre, Kent); West Side Story (Louth Riverhead Theatre).
Theatre credits as a performer include: Lead Vocalist for TEDGroup (Winning the TUI “Best Entertainment” Category for 2019); Georg/us Moritz in the Original German Cast of Spring Awakening (The English Theatre, Frankfurt); Robert in Company (Websters Theatre, Glasgow); Uncle Fester in The Addams Family (Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow); Warner in Legally Blonde (Kings Theatre, Glasgow); Bernardo in West Side Story (Albany Theatre, London); Zach in A Chorus Line (BAC, London) and Ensemble in Through The Door (Trafalgar Studios, London).
Antony is listed amongst the likes of Stiles & Drewe and Tim Minchin as one of Mercury Musicals Professionals Writers. Regularly attending meetings at NTS and consulting and cultivating the exciting future of original musical theatre writing in Scotland.
Theatre credits as Composer/Lyricist include: Monsters: Live In Concert (Starlight Studios); Queens (Glasgow City Halls); Pollyanna (Starlight Studios, Paisley) Lady Luck (Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York); A Christmas Carol (Dicken’s World, Kent); Eternal Youth (Blaze Studios, Grimsby); The Nutcracker (The Avenue Theatre, Kent); Jingle Ball: A Festive Song Cycle (iTunes Digital Release); #FeelGood : the music of Antony Irwin (iTunes Digital Release)
2020 saw him compose and release his iTunes Top 20 debut EP “Still Dancing”, a Top 5 Charity single for Pink Ribbon Foundation “All For Love” and a Top 5 Album “X: The Music Of Antony Irwin” featuring performers from across the UK. He has already kicked off his 2021 song writing with a Top 10 single “You Can’t Stop The Music” in collaboration with the Glasgow Philharmonia. With many other projects in development throughout 2021 and beyond.
He is delighted to be joining the team at Theatre School of Scotland and can't wait to continue to work with the amazing students and faculty!