Emily’s 18-year career in the entertainment sector has seen her assist, support, and represent some of the legendary figures of their respective fields both in the UK and internationally, namely the late John Barton CBE, the late Sir Peter Hall, Sir Paul McCartney and Sally Greene OBE. She has worked for world-renowned organisations and venues including the RSC, MPL Communications Ltd., the Old Vic Theatre, Old Vic Productions (now Greene Light Stage), Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, and Bristol Old Vic Theatre, granting her extraordinary access to, and the experience of working with, globally recognised creative teams and artists on diverse projects and creative ventures. These include Tantalus (USA and Europe), Billy Elliot the Musical (worldwide), five world tours, four album releases, and six book publications during her five years as Assistant to Sir Paul McCartney, and eight seasons at the Old Vic Theatre – a period that included the groundbreaking three-year BAM/Old Vic/Sam Mendes Bridge Project collaboration. Emily received her creative and academic training from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Junior department where she studied violin and voice, and the University of Birmingham where she read English and Drama. Her passion for music specifically, and performance in general, has informed her own practice and enabled her to work creatively as a director, assistant director, and producer across theatre, opera, digital platforms, and film.
As Producer: WillShake Henry V (Short Form Film Company) featuring Tom Hiddleston; Theatre Lives (Digital Theatre+) featuring Dame Julie Walters, Imelda Staunton, Juliet Stevenson, Adrian Lester, and Michael Grandage; Producer & Project Manager Peter O’Toole Memorial (Old Vic Theatre, London); Producer & Co-Curator - with Tom Morris and John Caird - Bristol Old Vic 250th Anniversary Gala. As Assistant Director A Midsummer Night’s Dream/Le songe d'une nuit d'été (Théâtre Gérard-Philipe, Paris); La Fanciulla del West (Opera Holland Park); The Rape of Lucretia (Benjamin Britten International Opera School, Royal College of Music); as Production Assistant The Shakespeare Sessions – John Barton on Shakespeare (PBS); as Associate Producer Desert Dancer (dir. Richard Raymond – feature); as Executive Producer Double Take (dir. Sam Hodges for Channel 4/Big Shorts in association with BAFTA – award-winning short film) and Mary Nighy’s awardwinning debut short film, Player, starring the late Pete Postlethwaite.