Ruth McCague

    • Deputy Stage Manager
    • Assistant Stage Manager

    UK, including N.Ireland



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YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2021Deputy Stage Manager
Tell Me On A Sunday
Paul Foster
Jamie Wilson Productions
U.K. Tour
2021Production Assistant, COVID department
Television / TV
Alex Rider 2
Rebecca Gatward
11th Hour Films
2020Deputy Stage Manager
Crongton Knights
Corey Campbell
Belgrade Theatre / Pilot Theatre Company
Belgrade Theatre and Tour
2019Deputy Stage Manager
The Season
Tim Jackson
Royal and Derngate
Royal and Derngate Theatre Northampton
2018 - 2019Production Floor Manager
Television / TV
Ideal WorldIdeal World
2018ASM/ Book cover
The Jungle Book
Neil Bull
Fiery Angel
UK Tour
2017 - 2018ASM/ Book Cover
Sleeping BeautyKey Youth Theatre
2017Assistant Stage Manager/ Book Cover
Shirley Valentine
Willy Russell/ Glen Walford
Adam Spiegel Productions
UK Tour
2016 - 2017Assistant Stage Manager/ Book Cover
Five Guys Named Moe
Clarke Peters/ Paulette Randall
Digby Robinson/ Underbelly
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
2016 - 2017Stage Manager
Morgan and West, A Christmas CarolUnderbelly Ltd
2016Stage Manager/Deputy Stage Manager
AnnieMarket Place Productions
Market Place Theatre, Armagh
2016Head Of Stage
Tell Me On A Sunday
Paul Foster
Jamie Wilson Productions
International Tour
2015 - 2016Head Stage Staff, Duty Technician
West End To Broadway, City Of Dreams, and others
Royal Caribbean
Jewel Of The Seas
2015Technician and Operator
Beauty And The Beast
Rozlyn Sheridan
Sheridans Touring Company
Various Northern and Southern Ireland
2015ASM and Head of Props
South Pacific
David Cunningham
Newry Musical Society
Newry City Hall
2014Stage Manager, DSM on the BOOK,
ScroogeUlster Theatre Company
Market Place Theatre, Armagh
2014Stage Manager,
The Beautiful WarmthCheck Shirt Productions
Waterside Arts Centre, Sale
2014Stage Manager, DSM and Prompt
Various different Productions Through August 2014Various within the theatre
Market Place Theatre, Armagh
2014theatre technician, stage crew
Oliver!Armagh Theatre Company
Market Place Theatre
2014Deputy Stage Manager
Cant Forget About YouLyric Players
The Lyric Theatre, Belfast
2014Stage Crew, Technician
Nathan CarterNathan Carter Music
The Sands Centre
2014Stage Crew and Follow Spot Operator
Evita UK tourBill Kenwright Ltd
The Sands Centre
2013Stage Manager / Deputy Stage Manager
AladdinUlster Theatre Company
Market Place Theatre, Armagh
2013LX op
Pride And Prejudice: The Musical. Premier TourThe Lyric Production
The Lyric Theatre, Belfast
2013Stage Manager and LX op
BOGWOGAbbie Spallen
The Lyric Theatre, Belfast
2013Stage Manager
StrandlineAbbie Spallen
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
2013Stage Manager
ZOO Venues
2013LX op
Belfast PrideAtech
2013Project leader
Inbox (7)A LaBeL Production
Stanwix Theatre
2013Lighting Designer and Operator
Bosco For AfricaBosco Drama Group
Arts Centre, Newry
2012Theatre Technician
Give My Head PeaceDavid Hull
Market Place Theatre
2011Lighting Designer and OP
GodspellBosco Drama Group
Newry Town Hall
2011Lighting Designer/OP and technician
Sands Centre, Carlisle
2011Lighting Designer/OP and technician
AnnieNewry Musical Society
Newry Town Hall
2011Lighting Technician
Reviewing the SituationNewry Musical Society
Newry Town Hall
2010Follow Spot Operator
Seussical The MusicalBosco Drama Group
Newry Town Hall
  • Education

    2013BA Hons Musical and Technical theatreUniversity Of Cumbria

    Additional Skills

    I have various grades in a number of instruments including piano, flute and violin. I have also qualifications which enable me to teach both classical and Musical Theatre singing, as well as Stage Acting Technique. I am also First Aid Trained.

    I have worked with Theatre Greats such as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Willy Russell, and Cameron Mackintosh. With each production I have been involved in, I have learnt something valuable to bring with me to my next contract.

    I read score to a high standard; I sing, play the flute, treble and piccolo, piano, and saxophone, gaining many grades in these instruments. I am very artistic, and have designed sets, posters and programmes for various productions.

    I am very much a team player and can work well within a group as I have been a member of many societies over the years, including a world champion dance troop, choirs, orchestras, drama societies and sports teams. I am confident when working in a group; however, I’m able to work on my own initiative. I have no issues taking the lead within the group when necessary. I am a punctual, organised and a well- structured person with an eye for detail and a professional manner, able to co-ordinate and manage the successful running of any programme. I am polite, considerate and consistent in everything I do, completing each task to the highest of standard, genuinely caring about the finished product, whatever that may be.

    Additional Information

    I love to make and edit videos, recording the music for the background. I love how precise you have to be, especially if the video includes lip syncing to lyrics. I also am a slight geek when it comes to technology, loving new and exciting gadgets.

    I love to travel, see new countries and meet new people. I love to learn about new cultures and have been lucky enough to visit a lot of beautiful places. I took three months in 2015 to explore Europe and worked onboard a Royal Caribbean ship to give me an incredible opportunity to wake each morning in a new city or country which I found an amazing experience.

    I am first aid trained, stronger than I look, have a love of Lego and jigsaws and make a great cup of tea!


    Patricia Davenport, Company Stage Manager, Crongton Knights UK Tour. Pilot Theatre Productions

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    About me

    I hold a BA Hons in Musical Theatre and Technical Theatre (2:1).

    Due to many years of singing and instrument playing, I am competent in score reading and have a vast amount of experience as a Deputy Stage Manager and as an Assistant Stage Manager, specifically in a Book Cover Role.

    I confidently can call to music, so competently able to work on musicals, ballet and dance pieces, opera as well as pantomimes and plays.

    Prior to COVID-19, I was employed as a Deputy Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager/ Book Cover and at times as Stage Manager for various Productions, Companies, and Theatres. These included; ‘Crongton Knights’, a Pilot Theatre and Belgrade Theatre Production, ‘The Season’, a Royal and Derngate Production, U.K Tour of ‘The Jungle Book’, a Fiery Angel Production, Willy Russell’s ‘UK Tour of Shirley Valentine’, an Adam Spiegel Production, ‘Five Guys Named Moe’, and The International Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Blacks 'Tell Me On A Sunday', A Jamie Wilson and Watermill Theatre Production.

    I spent 16 months working in television as a Production Floor Manager and also completed a 6 month contract on a Royal Caribbean ship. Within all my working environments I have been praised for my punctuality, my ‘want to learn’ attitude and pleasant enthusiasm.

    With a Joint Honours Degree and having worked with a wide range of people, I have the ability to network on a personal level with those in technical and management as well as with those onstage, as I have had 16 years of performance experience. I have the ability to problem solve, use my initiative and think on my feet. Having been commended for my Stage Management and organisational skills, I feel I remain calm under pressure and secretly enjoy having to be extremely prepared.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Site Specific Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Work Permits
    • EU
    • USA
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Film / TV
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity (UK)
    • SMA (UK)
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Children's Theatre
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Concerts
    • Cruise Ships
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Festivals
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Musical)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • TV (Live)
    Industry Training
    • First Aid (Any)
    • IOSH Working Safely Certificate
    Professional Memberships
    • Equity (AEA)
    • SMA (Stage Managers Association)