Emma Gilbey

Emma Gilbey


  • Location: Berkshire
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

I am currently studying MA Acting at Arts Educational Schools London following BA English and Drama at Loughborough University. I am a strong actress with a large amount of experience in performance, directing and devising.

In the past year I have been selected to train and develop studio based work at the National Theatre and with the Royal Shakespeare Company, I have also perfromed in and Stage Managed 'Time at the Bar' at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Perfromed in Ornemantal Breakdown at Hackney Showrooms with Backstage Forward directed by Matthew Blake.

I have a keen interest and whole heartedly believe in the power of Ensemble Theatre, in every context of the phrase. Company's, writers, and directors that I admire include The RSC, Headlong, Complicite, Frantic Assembly, Sam Mendes, Jethro Compton, Mike Bartlett, Martin Crimp, Stephen Sondheim and many more.

My performance history includes Classics, (A Winter's Tale, Oedipus and A Mid Summers Night's Dream), Contemporaries, (Footfalls, Attempts on her Life, and many devised performances) and Musicals, (Les Miserables Jr., Into the Woods Jr., Company, Our House, RENT, Fame)

My workshop experience includes Pinapple Studio's, The RSC, The National Theatre, Frantic Assembly and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. I also won a scholarship to study Writing, Directing and Performance with the New York Theatre Conservatives for six weeks in the summer of 2013.
I also have thorough knowledge of English Restoration Comedy, Physical Theatre,Brecht and Epic Theatre, and Classical Greek Theatre through studying at the Ufton Drama Summer School between 2010 and 2013.

Whilst the majority of my experience is in Theatre acting, I am eager to develop and transfer my skills to television and film which I shall begin to do throughout my  Drama School training.


  • Acting
  • Assistant Directing
  • Comedy
  • Dancing
  • Directing
  • Drama
  • Physical Theatre
  • Singing