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Miranda Kingley

Associate Lecturer for Musical Theatre
Miranda Kingley

Miranda Kingsley taught first and second year students on the Foundation degree for musical theatre at Chichester last year, introducing the students to the foundations of acting through exploratory exercises and modern text work based on Stanislavski techniques. She is joint artistic director with Sian Thomas of theatre company Lucid Incident created in 2007 to make largescale outdoor site specific and multidisciplinary work led by professionals in conjunction with the public as participants. Together they conceived and wrote The Box, researching and developing the project with a grant from the Arts Council and collaborating with artists, musicians, engineers and choreographers on the innovative ideas within it.  Prior to this, she taught acting and directed many Shakespeare and Chekhov productions at Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama for five years, also teaching acting at other specialized colleges such as Central School of Speech & Drama and the Brit school for Performing Arts & Technology.

Miranda was a professional actress for twenty years, with work ranging from street theatre in Paris; Brecht, Genet and Stoppard on the London and Edinburgh fringe circuits; several No 1 tours, and character and lead roles at Chichester Festival Theatre, Greenwich, Sheffield Crucible, King’s Head Islington and Garrick and Gielgud theatres in the West End including plays by Noel Coward, Oscar Wilde, Rattigan and an adaptation of Dickens’ Copperfield. Television parts include BBC screenplay Bad Girl, and ITV’s About Face, Keeping Up Appearances, and Midsummer Murders, and also roles in several independent films. She was outdoor theatre co-ordinator for the London International Festival of Theatre in 1983, managing companies such as Natural, Theatre de Complicite, and Pookiesnackenburger.