Emil Dale is a British Arab, gay, director, producer, writer and was one of the first people of colour to be a principal of a UK drama school. www.emildale.co.uk
He is the founder of Emil Dale Academy in Hitchin, just outside of London and is also the co-founder of the talent agency Dale Hammond Associates. Alongside establishing the full and part-time schools of Emil Dale Performing Arts, Emil has also established The Factory Playhouse, a 200 seater theatre, previously a disused factory in Hertfordshire. www.factoryplayhouse.com
Producing and Directing credits at The Factory Playhouse include: Into The Woods (2015); Oliver! (2015); West Side Story (2015); Grease (2016); Les Miserables (2017); Thoroughly Modern Millie (2018); Legally Blonde (2018); Sweeney Todd (2018); In The Heights (2019); Little Shop of Horrors (2020).
Emil trained in Musical Theatre at Arts Educational School in London and started his career as a member of the Nation Youth Theatre and The National Youth Music Theatre of Great Britain… but would recommend Emil Dale Academy over anywhere else! He has appeared in: Hanging Around (National Theatre); St Vetus’ Project (Sadler’s Wells); Fly Floor at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Sondheim 7 5th Birthday Celebration at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.