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THE WRITING

Emil started writing 'Kin' in 2018 and brought on his writing partner Stefan in 2021. They now collaborate on all aspects of the musical - book, lyrics, music and dramaturgy. Having worked together now almost full time for 2 years they have found a unique process that allows them to craft captivating songs, develop compelling storylines, explore intriguing characters, create memorable hooks, and over all establish a captivating premise!

Emil Dale - (HE/HIM)

Emil is currently developing a new British musical called KIN with his production company Factory Playhouse Productions Ltd. Emil is always on the look out for new musicals to develop so please get in touch if you have an idea!

Emil Dale is a British Arab, 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

Since 2015 Emil has produced & directed over 30 public productions; West Side Story (2015), Oliver (2016) Romeo & Juliet (2016) Grease (2016), Les Misérables (2017), Hairspray (2018), Sweeney Todd (2018), West End Concert at the 02 Indigo in London (2019), In The Heights (2019), Thoroughly Modern Mille (2019) Little Shop of Horrors (2020), Spring Awakening (2021), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2022), Made in Dagenham (2022), Footloose (2022), Kin a New Musical (2022), Kin a New Musical Other Palace London (2023) The wedding Singer (2023), Disney's Little Mermaid (2023) & is just about to produce a new musical in London November 2023.

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. He has appeared in: Hanging Around (National Theatre); St Vetus’ Project (Sadler’s Wells); Fly Floor at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Sondheim 75th Birthday Celebration at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Visit www.emildalecreative.com for more.

STEFAN KELK - (HE/HIM)

Stefan grew up as a vocalist, writing songs and accompanying himself on guitar and piano. Stefan studied music at University and found a calling that shaped everything he would do in his future. Though his roots stem from commercial popular music, he now finds himself immersed in the world of new musical theatre. Stefan’s experience in mainstream popular music, combined with his knowledge of writing and arranging for large orchestras in multiple genres offers him a unique perspective in musical theatre. The skills he has honed help him to write songs with evocative lyrics, craft energetic records with modern production and arrange emotive scores to augment scenes and heighten emotions.