Oliver Emanuel was born in Kent, England. He studied English/Theatre Studies at the University of Leeds before going on to complete a MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in 2002. After that, he set up Silver Tongue Theatre with Daniel Bye and wrote five plays for the company which toured the UK and continental Europe. In 2006, Oliver was Writer-on-Attachment at the West Yorkshire Playhouse during which he wrote his first main stage play, Magpie Park (produced in 2007). He has lived in Glasgow since then and has written for most of the major theatre companies in Scotland. Most recently, his play Dragon was produced by the National Theatre of Scotland/Vox Motus/Tianjin's People's Arts Theatre and The Adventures of Robin Hood was produced by Visible Fictions/Kennedy Centre. Oliver has also written extensively for BBC Radio. Recent radio work includes Albion Street, The Spare Room, The Other One, Ancient Greek and Everything. Oliver is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of St Andrews.
"Magical... breathtakingly beautiful." The Scotsman on Spirit of Adventure.
Top 5 Theatre Productions 2013 - The List on Dragon.
"This tough and tender coming of age story, brilliantly interweaves the everyday with the extraordinary." The Times on Dragon.