In November 2011 Emma was asked to direct Company for Brentwood Operatic Society, at Brentwood Theatre. The production was critically acclaimed and nominated for the regional National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) Best Musical award. Michael Gray declared Emma’s directorial debut as “audacious” and “impressive” and NODA’s Tessa Davies described Company as “excellent”, “superb” and “outstanding”.
In 2012 Emma and Ian set up Vivid to devise and produce their own work. Their work include:
Ordinary Day – concert revue set in a coffee shop telling the stories of customers that come and go throughout a day,
Him & Her – a musical battle of the sexes in song exploring the differences and similarities between men and women.
NEXT! – a new musical revue that looks at the hopes and fears that come to the surface when auditioning for a musical theatre production; explored through contemporary musical theatre and pop songs. Including songs from the shows A Chorus Line, Chicago, Sister Act and Matilda, and by Alicia Keys.
In 2013 Emma started working with Young Expressions, based in Ingatestone, directing a youth production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and an adult semi professional production of RENT.
This year Emma has returned to Young Expressions and is busy directing and choreographing their current production The Wizard of Oz.