Our Creative Team

All staff hold fully enhanced DBS certificates

  • Amanda

    Amanda Murphy

    Company Principal

    Amanda founded Musicality Academy in 2008 and has nurtured the company into a well regarded musical theatre academy and award-winning theatre company.

    Amanda is a fully qualified dance teacher and has a background in choreography and musical staging, but concentrates now on running her ever-growing company and creatively producing their many productions.

    As the Director of Musicality Management, Amanda secures work for children and young performers in film and television. With experience as an executive producer and as a supporting artiste.

    As an author, her first book ‘So, Your Child Wants to go to DRAMA SCHOOL?’ is now available on Amazon. Amanda writes as Amanda B Cosgrove. FIND OUT MORE HERE

  • Emily Merchant

    Head of Young Performers Academy

    As the Head of Young Performers at Musicality, Emily is responsible for teaching and directing our students aged 4-14.

    Emily has a wide range of experience in Performing Arts and has numerous theatre, TV and film credits to her name, including ‘About A Boy’, ‘Gavin & Stacey’ and many TV commercials and pop videos. Her training includes a BTEC ND in Performing Arts, a Musical Theatre short course at The Arts Educational Schools, London and she has studied directing and script writing at Swansea University.




  • Emma Thorne

    Assistant to Company Principal & Head Chaperone

    Emma is the first face you’ll see when joining Musicality as she runs our reception desk for all sessions at The Canolfan, Gorseinon. As a mother of 3, (all of whom have attended Musicality) Emma is experienced with children and is a trained and fully licenced chaperone.