Ruth Welch

Ruth is a highly gifted and versatile performer and creative from Greater Manchester. She has a First Class BA Hons in Performing Arts from the University of Cumbria and has worked across the country professionally since graduating. Some of her credits include; the title role in Dick Whittington’s Pirate Adventure, performing alongside the late Keith Chegwin at the Bolton Macron Stadium; Emmeline Pankhurst in Women’s Work; Lady Macbeth in What We May Be, the many faces of Shakespeare’s Women etc. 

 

Ruth is currently the Academy Director and Producer at The Octagon Theatre Bolton and is Artistic Director for her company Awkward Tree, with whom she performs and choreographs; some performances include Perpetuate, Frisson and Pamiec. 

 

Ruth has worked as a creative; directing, choreographing, teaching, facilitating etc. with companies such as The Old Courts, Wigan Youth Zone, Wigan Athletic Community Trust, University of Cumbria, University of Bolton, Limbik Theatre, Stagecoach, New Garrett Theatre, Little Purple Soul, Oppetetta Theatre Company etc. on Arts Council England and Local Authority funded projects. 

5 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU'RE CORONA-BORED

2020

Film

Director

Octagon Academy

SNOWFLAKES

2019

Stage

Director

Octagon Academy

Ruth Welch

DELIGHTS IN MASKS AND REVELS, SOMETIMES ALTOGETHER

2019

Street Theatre

Choreographer /Dancer

re-commissioned for 'The Fire Within' Festival

Anna F.C. Smith

CLAMMY HANDS

2018

Music Video

Judge /Dancer

XmenBteam

Sam Parry

LEIGH GRAMMAR SCHOOLS HERRITAGE PROJECT

2018

Site Specific

Eileen

Healthy Arts

Martin Green

DELIGHTS IN MASQUES AND REVELS SOMETIMES ALTOGETHER

2018

Street Theatre

Choreographer/Dancer

Commissioned for the IMAGO project

Anna F C Smith

COMMON GROUND

2017

Dance

Principle Dancer & Ensemble

Awkward Tree

R. Welch

DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS PIRATE ADVENTURE

2017

Pantomime

Dick Whittington

Every Cloud Entertainment

Scott Every Cloud

THE GOAT THE MAD AND THE UGLY

2017

Pantomime

Writer/Director

Applause

Ruth Welch

WHAT WE MAY BE

2017

Stage

Lady Macbeth, Helena, Emilia, Gertrude

Awkward Tree

WOMEN'S WORK

2017

Stage

Emmeline Pankurst

Art With Heart

Julie McKiernan

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

2016

Stage

Director

Applause

Ruth Welch

PAMIEC

2016

Stage

Ensemble

Awkward Tree

Rachel Hill

TOO MUCH PUNCH FOR JUDY

2015

Educational

Judy

Operetta Theatre Company

Emily Matthews

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

2015

Musical

Wednesday

NGT (Amateur)

Helen Taylor

GRANDAD VENTURE

2015

Pantomime

Writer/Director

Applause

Ruth Welch

BROAD BANNED

2015

Stage

Writer/Director

Little Purple Soul

Sam Parry

20 YEARS AND THE SHOW GOES ON

2014

Cabaret

Elphaba

NGT (Amateur)

Lesley Cooney

20 YEARS AND THE SHOW GOES ON

2014

Cabaret

Velma Kelly

NGT (Amateur)

Lesley Cooney

FRISSON

2013

Dance

Dancer

Limbitless

Rachel Hill

HI I'M VIOLET

2013

Dance

Ensemble

Cumbria Institute of the Arts (Training)

Matthew Watson

NEVERWHERE

2013

Stage

Old Bailey

Roncarelli

Gill Roncarelli

LITTLE WOMEN

2012

Musical

Meg

Cumbria Institute of the Arts (Training)

Tom Cooper

ARGOS; A GREEK TRAGEDY

2012

Stage

Penny

Cumbria Institute of the Arts (Training)

Ben Samuels

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