Richard Dale - (Below in Blue in Seven Brides for Brothers - West End)
I am originally from Devon and have been performing since a young age. At the age of 18 I was awarded a scholarship to train at the Arts Educational School, in London on the three year Musical Theatre course and graduated with a BA hons degree. Since then I have worked in many West End and repertory productions working alongside some of the most prestigious directors and actors in the business.
I have performed in the West End production of Hairspray alongside Michael Ball, Les Dennis and Brian Connelly. Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia and Love Never Dies). Seven Brides for Seven Brothers alongside Susan Mcfadden (Legally Blonde) and Steven Houghton (Coronation Street); I have also sung alongside Gareth Gates playing Michael in ' A Spoonful of Stiles and Drewe' at Her Majesty's Theatre; and played Flat Stanley in 'Flat Stanley' directed by Matt Aston and cast by Sooki Mcshane at the 'Nottingham Lakeside'; to name a few.
When I was younger the dream of making it on the West End was so exciting. I always wanted someone in the business to inspire me and to share their experiences. Musical Theatre is a disciplined profession that requires the ability to work under pressure with constant professionalism; it brings out confidence and integrity! I have developed many of these necessary skills and I am ready to pass them on.
I also teach jazz and musical theatre at Exeter College and Choreograph at Exeter School.
My Professional Credits:
2012 Saturday Night Fever – Royal Caribbean
2011, Musical, Sketch, Hairspray, Stage Entertainment, Jack O’Brien, Jerry Mitchell, David Grindrod, West End & UK tour
2009, Musical, Stanley, Flat Stanley, Nottingham Lakeside, Matt Aston, Julian Butler, Sooki Mcshane
2009, Recording, Featured Ensemble, Soapdish, Stiles and Drewe
2009, Musical, Gideon, Seven Brides for Seven brothers, UK Productions, UK and West End Tour, Chris Hocking
2008, Pantomime, Ensemble, Cinderella, UK Productions, Chris Jarvis
2008, Musical, and Recording, Michael (Peter Pan) Ensemble/Dancer, Spoonful of Stiles and Drewe, Her Majestys Theatre, George Stiles/ Anthony Drewe - West End
2008, Stage, Ensemble, Barbara Cook and Friends, London Coliseum – West End
2007, Musical, Ensemble, Good Thing Going, Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square, Simon Green / David Firman – West End
2006, Recording, Ensemble, Spittin' Distance, The National, Grant Olding/Toby Davies
2005, Stage, Ensemble / Cover Genie, Aladdin, UK Productions, Chris Jarvis
2005, Stage, Ensemble, Children Will Listen, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Bill Deamer / Gareth Valentine – West End
2002, Short Film, Child, No Fear, Two Four Productions, Various
2015: Educational teaching award - ETA
2008: BA (hons) Musical Theatre - Arts Educational : 2.1
2004: Grade A - Performance Studies A Level
2004: Grade A - ISTD Gold Jazz
2004: Grade A - ISTD Intermediate Modern
2004: ISTD Intermediate Tap
2004: ISTD Intermediate Ballet
2004: Distinction - Singing - Associated Board of the Royal School of Music
2003: Distinction - LAMDA - Speech and Acting
2002: Grade A - GCSE Drama