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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.

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.