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1-4 November 2023


Written by Emil Dale and Stefan Kelk


A new British musical development production


Emil Dale on behalf of Factory Playhouse Productions Ltd has announced today that the new British musical Kin will have a staged concert run at Theatro Technis @ 26 Crowndale, London King’s Cross from 1-4 November (Press Night: 2 November).


When a controversial cult leader buys an old ranch in a small town in southern America, tensions with the local townsfolk reach boiling point! As the conflict escalates, the shocking depths of their clash are exposed, with a startling revelation: Noah, the mayor's son, has found himself entangled in the cult's grip.


Inspired by true events that took place in 1980s America and featuring an original 1980s pop-inspired score, the musical written by Emil Dale & Stefan Kelk will be performed in a staged concert form in the King’s Cross based converted church in London featuring design by Justin Williams and casting by Claire Cassidy for Debbie O’Brien Casting.


Joseph Peacock, who is currently appearing in the UK tour of Titanic the Musical, will lead the production in the role of Noah. Peacock trained at Dale’s Emil Dale Academy and his credits include originating the role of Donny Osmond in the musical The Osmonds, playing the role of Young Gideon on the US tour in Sting’s musical The Last Ship and understudying and playing the role of Tink in the West End production of the musical Bat Out of Hell.


Emil Dale said of today’s announcement:

“We just cannot wait for audiences to step into the extraordinary world of 'KIN’!  The creative team will be fine-tuning the production during its run and we invite you to become an integral part of its evolution through feedback! We hope the way people engage with the material will inform the future life and hopefully even the future home of this brand-new British Musical!”


The concept album for Kin is available on all streaming platforms including SPOTIFY - APPLE MUSIC - AMAZON MUSIC.




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.


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.


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 75th Birthday Celebration at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.




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.




Training: Emil Dale Academy, Musical Theatre.


Television includes: SCARBOROUGH (BBC) and HOLBY CITY (BBC). Theatre Credits include: TITANIC (UK Tour); THE OSMONDS (UK Tour); THE LAST SHIP (US Tour); BAT OUT OF HELL (London Coliseum and Dominion Theatre, West End); JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT (UK Tour); BURNT PART BOYS (The Park Theatre); GREASE (The Factory Playhouse); WEST SIDE STORY (Ljubljana Festival). Dance Credits include: YOUNG CREATIVES (Youth Dance England, Wayne McGregor); SADLERS WELLS (Ryan Jenkins) and MOVE IT (EDSA Company, Gareth Walker)


Access information

We are delighted to welcome you to our venue.


We are fully wheelchair accessible. For more information about accessing 26 Crowndale, please visit our dedicated access page.


Full-time students, those under 16, senior citizens, the unwaged, members of Equity and BECTU.

Content Warning

This production contains strong language, haze, loud noises including gunshots, strobe lighting, loud music, strong scents (incense sticks) and mature themes of death/suicide, gun violence, drug abuse, alcoholism and cults. Audience discretion is advised.

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