Mr Niall Bailey

Teaching Fellow, Musical Director

Phone: Work: 01483 68 6863
Room no: 04 GSA 00

Further information


Niall is a teaching fellow at the Guildford School of Acting and has for the last nine years worked across all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by the school.

Productions at GSA include: “Jerry Springer The Opera”, “Moll Flanders”, “Spring Awakening”, “Guys and Dolls”, “Nine”, “The Baker’s Wife”, “My Favorite Year”, “When Midnight Strikes”, “Serious Money”, “Chaplin” and “Company”.

Outside of GSA, Niall works as a freelance Musical Director, Orchestrator and Theatre Producer.

As Musical Director, his theatre credits include: “Bernstein’s Mass”, “Sweeney Todd” (both at the Royal Festival Hall, London); “The Hired Man” (Landor Theatre, Off-West End Award nomination for Best Musical Director); “Aladdin” (Salisbury Playhouse); “Grand Hotel” (Mountview Academy); tours of “The Shakespeare Revue” and “Mephistopheles Smith”; "Barnum", “Honk” and “The Little Shop of Horrors” (Geneva, Switzerland); “Four Unlikely Lovers” (Jermyn Street Theatre and Trafalgar Studios), “The Lost Christmas” (Trafalgar Studios) and “With A Song In My Hart” (The Mill, Guildford).

Concert work includes a series of ”Les Mis Gives” concerts with the West End cast of Les Miserables (2010 and 2011 casts and Matt Lucas and Norm Lewis; “Little Women” by Steven Luke Walker (Playhouse Theatre, London); “A West End Christmas” (St Paul’s, Covent Garden); “The Great British Musical” with Stephen Fry (Criterion Theatre); “A Spotlight on Jeremy Legat” (Landor Theatre) and “Chloe Hart In Cabaret” (Madame Jojo’s, London).

Orchestration work includes “The Hired Man” (Landor Theatre); “The Great British Musical” (Criterion Theatre); the European premiere of Ahrens and Flaherty’s “The Glorious Ones” (Landor Theatre) and the Les Miserables cast entry of West End Eurovision 2012.

Niall is Creative Producer for Scala Theatre Ltd and has a number of theatre works in development.

Research Interests

Niall is working with colleagues on two publications which focus on the challenges of Performing Arts training in the Higher Education environment.

Niall is also interested in research to do with the use of virtual learning environments and other forms of e-learning as a support to traditional forms of vocational training in Higher Education.


Niall teaches Ensemble Singing, Repertoire and Context classes in the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre
  • BA (Hons) in Acting
  • MA in Musical Theatre
  • MA in Acting
  • MA in Creative Practices and Direction

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