David Wood OBE is undisputedly the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children. His many successes include The Gingerbread Man, The Witches and Babe the Sheep Pig.
On The Tiger Who Came to Tea, David Wood said he is 'thrilled to turn this quirky, heart-warming story into a play, and even more thrilled to meet and discuss my ideas with Judith Kerr, for whom I have tremendous respect and admiration. Working with my inventive production team and such a talented cast has been a real pleasure.'
Emma was nominated for a Carl Alan Award for choreography in theatre in 2016.
Choreographic credits include: Aliens Love Underpants (West End, UK Tour & Underbelly Festival), The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Vaudeville, Lyric, Olivier Nominee 2013), Monstersaurus (UK Tour & Dubai), What Flows Past The Baltic (Nottingham Playhouse), The Night Before Christmas (Xmas seasons in various venues for the last 6 years), Santa Claus (USA & UK Tour), The Way Back Home (UK Tour & Hong Kong), Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late (UK & USA Tour), Guess How Much I Love You (UK Tour & Dubai & Abu Dhabi), Fantastic Mr Fox & Babe - The Sheep Pig (Open Air Theatre, Regents Park), Hansel & Gretel (London Fringe), Mickey Spatz (The Arcola Theatre, London), Stuck (UK Tour), Those Magical Musicals & The Johnson Mastercraft Waterski Show (Toronto, Canada), Celebrations (Old Vic), God Knows (Riverside Studios, Hammersmith).
Film: Handle With Care
As Director: Aladdin (Eden Court, Inverness), The Shagaround (Mac, Birmingham), I’ll Be Back Before Midnight (The Bonnington Theatre, Nottingham).
Associate Director: The Witches (UK Tour & West End with Ruby Wax).
As Children’s Director: Babe The Sheep Pig (UK Tour & Regents Park), Fantastic Mr Fox (Open Air Theatre, Regents Park), The Worst Witch (Redgrave, Farnham & UK Tour).
Most recent credits as an actress: Oxford Professor in Mamma Mia! 2 Here We Go Again (Universal Pictures), Edna in The Devil Outside (World Premiere Edinburgh Film Festival June 2018), Traveller (Savannah Productions), Mrs Crew, Hannah, Loz, The Duchess & Cynthia in The Dancing Club (UK Tour).