New theatre school to open

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A NEW performing arts school will open at Rotherham Civic Theatre this month.

Carney Academy is being run by director Ruth Carney-Nash, whose credits include Ghost the Musical and Lord of the Rings.

She said: “Carney Academy will provide students and local people with an inspirational, professional, challenging and transformational learning environment.”

The school, a new branch of a performing arts school previously based in Sheffield, is open to everyone of all ages and focuses on drama as a tool for building confidence, using social and vocal skills and also developing performance and professional theatres skills.

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