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Emil Dale - Original Concept of KIN the Musical & Book Writer (HE/HIM)

Emil Dale is a British Arab, gay, director, producer, entrepreneur, 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.

STEFAN KELK - Composer / Lyricist (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.

BEATRICE PRYOR - Company Manager (SHE/HER)

Beatrice is of Italian heritage. Beatrice started her acting career when she became a member of the National Youth Theatre. She then went on to train at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts where she graduated with a BA Hons in Acting. Beatrice worked for Emil Dale School of Performing Arts for 6 years as part of the Senior Management Team, an Acting Teacher and then later Head of Voice for Emil Dale Academy. Beatrice also has a corporate background as well as experience working for the charitable sector. She has been friends with Emil Dale for over 15 years and is so proud to be a part of this next ‘Emil Dale’ adventure.

Sarah Middleton - Dramaturg (SHE/HER)

Sarah is an actor, writer and musical theatre dramaturg. Credits include: The Wishing Stone (Separate Doors/Derby Theatre/Chichester Festival Theatre), SHEWOLVES, Willow Goes Wild (MPTheatricals), Pinocchio (Nottingham Playhouse). In 2022 Sarah will take up a residency at Hosking Houses - awarded by Mercury Musical Developments - to develop a new musical The Infinity Script. Sarah attends the Book, Music & Lyrics course and is one of Middle Child’s Associated Writers.

Arran Anzani Jones - Choreographer (He/Him)

Arran grew up in the Welsh valleys and is of Italian descent. A man proud to be part of the LGBTQ community

Arran trained at Arts Ed London, with Emil. They quickly became best friends.

Arran’s last show in the West End was being part of the original cast of Disneys Aladdin.

He then moved back to wales to open Anzani Richards Academy, a part time triple threat musical theatre school for young performers aged 3-21. Offering top training and opportunities with being the founder and agent at Anzani Richards Management.

He is also part of the Musical Theatre faculty at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

To be working with his best mates on this project is wonderful.

Peter Mitchell - Musical director (He/Him)

Peter completed his degree at Birmingham University, studying piano under Alexander Boyd. His conducting mentor is Dan Ludford-Thomas.

Credits include:

Dick Whittington (London Palladium), Sister Act (UK Tour), 42nd Street (UK Tour)

Oklahoma! (UK & European Tour), Twist & Shout (UK Tour), Halbwelt Kultur (Jermyn Street Theatre), Gareth Malone Voices Tour (2015) Gareth Malone/Swingle Singers UK Tour (2017)

Television Credits include:

The Choir Series 2012 - 2018 (BBC2), The One Show 2012 - 2014 (BBC1),

Children In Need 2014 (BBC1), Christmas Sing-a-long 2015 (Sky1), Peter produced and arranged the Christmas #1 ‘A Bridge Over You’ (2015) and was involved in the Children In Need #1 ‘Wake Me Up’ (2014).

His arrangements were used for the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir debut album ‘Something Inside So Strong’ (Jon Cohen, Decca).

Peter won three Lions and a Grand Prix (Cannes 2016) as part of the ‘Breathless Choir’ series of adverts for Philips and regularly writes for the advertising industry. Clients include CHI & Partners, Philips & Oglivy & Mather UK.

Peter has performed with Gareth Malone since 2012 encompassing 2 UK Tours, 2 #1 Singles, an album and performances in Europe and the U.S. Peter is also the assistant musical director of the CITI Choir. Peter has worked with many vocal organisations/groups including The Swingle Singers, The Hackney

Singers, Lewisham Choral Society, Ex Cathedra, Royal Opera House (Education), Fleet Singers and many more.

Peter has taught at Emil Dale Academy since 2013, leading the vocal department (2013-2017) and supervising the department transition from part-time school to full time institution. He now teaches on the full time course and heads the weekend school vocal team. He has conducted/supervised productions of Sweeney Todd! Legally Blonde, Oliver!, Into The Woods, West Side Story, Grease, Hairspray, Les Miserables, High School Musical and numerous showcases and performances.

Sophie Rose Middleton - CORA (She/Her)

Playing the part of CORA in The KIN Concert at The Other Palace Studio Theatre London Sunday 22nd May 2022

Training: Emil Dale Academy

Credits include: Swing and Associate Show Captain in SIX The Musical - Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss (Bliss) Wendy Jo and U/S Rusty, FOOTLOOSE by Nick Kenkel and David Ruttura (Norwegian Creative Studios) Cinderella in Believe DISNEY Fantasy (DCL), Ensemble and U/S Jack in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (GCT) SISTER ACT (Gordon Craig Theatre), Voice of Namira in LEGENDS OF ARAHMA (Concept Album) SINGING IN THE RAIN (Gordon Craig Theatre), GREASE (Sandy) and WEST SIDE STORY (The Factory Playhouse Theatre), CATFISH THE MUSICAL (Original Concept Album) Lola Finelli in THE FINELLIS (Amazon Prime)

Dance Includes: , Dancer/Primary Aerialist/Aerial Captain ELEMENTS (NCL),

MOVE IT Main stage (Gareth Walker) Sadler’s Wells (Ryan Jenkins

Joseph Peacock - NOAH (He/Him)

Playing the part of NOAH in The KIN Concert at The Other Palace Studio Theatre London Sunday 22nd May 2022

Joseph is currently playing Donny in The Osmonds Musical.

Training: Emil Dale Academy

Theatre includes: Young Gideon in The Last Ship (US Tour), Bat Out Of Hell (London Coliseum, Dominion Theatre), Benjamin in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour), Pete in Burnt Part Boys (The Park Theatre), Grease, and West Side Story (The Factory Playhouse).

Television includes: Scarborough and Holby City (BBC).

Dance includes: Young Creatives (Youth Dance England), Sadler’s Wells (Ryan Jenkins), and Move It (EDSA Company).

Ross Harmon - TURTLE (He/Him)

Ross Harmon has just finished Biacheerleader at The Turbine Theatre and is a special guest playing the role of Turtle at KIN Concert at The Other Palace Studio Theatre London Sunday 22nd May 2022

Training: London School of Musical Theatre

Theatre includes: Taboo 20th Anniversary Concert at the London Palladium; Sunset Boulevard at the Royal Albert Hall; Kurt Kelly in Heathers (West End); Jared/Rock in the World Premiere production of But, I’m A Cheerleader (Turbine Theatre); Sky in Mamma Mia! (Royal Caribbean).

Other work includes: backing vocals for Culture Club with Boy George on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway; Charlie in the feature film adaption of Joey Contreras’s song cycle musical ‘In Pieces’.

In addition to his musical theatre career, Ross is a singer/songwriter with a catalogue of music available to stream on all platforms and regularly performs solo shows and cabarets.

Harvey Loakes - JOE (He/Him)

Playing the part of Joe in The KIN concert at The Other Palace Studio Theatre London Sunday 22nd May 2022.

Harvey is currently playing Young Alan in The Osmonds Musical.

Training: Emil Dale Academy

Theatre credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat London Palladium, Nativity the Musical Hammersmith Apollo, A Christmas Carol Middle Temple London, Wind in the Willows London Palladium, Peter Pan Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage, The Railway Children Kings Cross Theatre.

Film credits: Matilda the movie Netflix, National Curriculum First Aid training programme British Red Cross.

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