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‘The Roles involved: From Page to Stage’. Ryan is perfectly placed to run your students through all the key roles involved in a performance right from the Ideas through to the opening nights.  Using a specific performance example, students will get a fuller understanding of sheer  number of pathways available to them and the amount of interaction involved in the magic of putting on a top performance. 

Ryan is the Creative Director for the Mercury Theatre. His productions for the Mercury include: Moll Flanders and Pieces Of String (the latter was nominated for UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production and won Best New Musical at the Stage Debut Awards).

Ryan was Resident Director on the musicals Billy Elliot and Bat Boy in the West End, Cinderella at the Old Vic and Associate Director on The Common Pursuit at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Other recent credits include: Romeo And Juliet; Faust and 1984 in Germany (1984 was nominated for the prestigious Theaterpreis Der Faust and Faust won the Stuttgart Audience Award); Love On The Links, Before The Party, Beauty And The Beast, Cinderella, Aladdin and Jack And The Beanstalk for Salisbury Playhouse (Jack won Best Pantomime 2018 at the Great British Panto Awards); The Invisible Man for the Queens Theatre, Hornchurch; Saturday Night Fever UK Tour; Angus, Thongs And Even More Snogging at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Who’s Tommy, European Tour.

Ryan’s production of Hamlet! The Musical at the Royal and Derngate, Northampton and Richmond Theatre, won the WhatsOnStage Theatregoers' Choice Award.

Ryan also co-founded Rogue State Theatre Company in 2002.